Beyond the city
Step out of the city, and the necklace of towns and villages along the River Nore waits to transport you to a fairytale landscape. Through Bennetsbridge, Thomastown, Inistioge and more, discover a landscape that harks back to ancient times and tales.
The countryside is suited to driving, cycling, or walking – follow the Blasta food trail, the Made in Kilkenny craft trail, or discover gold in Castlecomer.
Kilkenny always has something new to explore, another hidden gem that you just might have missed the first time around. Stumble across hidden galleries in the city, unearth Viking gold at the Dunmore caves, or discover the lost town at Jerpoint Park – in short, don't just plan one trip to Kilkenny – plan a few!