Things to do in Kilkenny

The Things to do in Kilkenny page hosted by Fanad House B&B Kilkenny features events and festivals which are hosted in Kilkenny City and County. Kilkenny tourism is still very much alive with thousands of visitors flocking to County Kilkenny every year to sample our rich history and culture. County Kilkenny offers the visitor many beautiful walking trails and tours, wonderful parks and gardens, fantastic shopping facilities and a vibrant nightlife. For more information on things to do in Kilkenny visit our Visitor Attractions Page.
Attractions and Activities in Kilkenny City
  1. Kilkenny Castle and Gardens
  2. Rothe House 
  3. The Smithwicks Experience
  4. St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower
    A Round Tower bang smack in the middle of the city! Climb to the top and take in the magnificent views of the city. 
  5. Medieval Mile Museum (formerly St. Mary’s 13th century church)
  6. The Shee Alms House
  7. The Black Abbey
  8. The Famine Memorial
Attractions and Activities in Kilkenny County
  1. Castlecomer Discovery Park
  2. Inistioge
  3. Kell’s Priory
  4. Nicholas Mosse Pottery Bennetsbridge
  5. Kilkenny City-Bennetsbridge River Walk (21km Round Trip from Fanad House)
  6. Woodstock Gardens
  7. Jerpoint Park
  8. Kilkenny Hurling Tour

Kilkenny Entertainment

Guinness Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival
The Guinness Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival Weekend will take place in venues throughout Kilkenny on the May bank holiday weekend.
This festival is well noted for organising and hosting many an unforgettable gig by some of the most renowned acts in the world of roots music. Festival goers talk of their delight at seeing well-loved performers play barnstorming shows in the intimate surround of the medieval city’s pubs. Kilkenny entertainment at its finest. For more information please click here.
Carlsberg Cat Laughs Festival
The 2020 Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival will run from 28th May to 1st June, 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Kilkenny this must be on your calendar. For more information please click here.
Kilkenny Arts Festival
The Kilkenny Arts Festival offers ten days of the best in music, art, theatre, craft, dance and literature. The 2020 Kilkenny Arts Festival will take place from the 6th – 15th August, 2020. For more information please click here.
Golfing in Kilkenny
Golf in Kilkenny has never been better as facilities are superb with five courses within a 10 mile radius of Kilkenny city. Two of these are championship courses. There is a wide choice of golfing facilities including Mount Juliet Golf Course, Callan Golf Course, Mountain View Golf Club, Kilkenny Golf Club and Castlecomer Golf Club amongst others.
Cushendale Woollen Mills
Cushendale Woollen Mills, in Graiguenamanagh, is one of the oldest woollen mills still in operation in Ireland. This is a family run business and they continue to produce quality, 100% Irish made woollen products available in mohair, Irish wool, lambs wool and cotton chenille. Product range to include women's & men's fashions, home furnishings and yarns & fabrics.



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