Things to do in Kilkenny

Are you the curious one, searching for the hidden gems of Kilkenny, the more unusual tours, attractions and activities? Maybe you are a tourist or a local looking to discover more of what Kilkenny has to offer. You're in the right place.

  • Jerpoint Glass Studio

    Jerpoint Glass Studio

    Jerpoint Glass is a family business blowing and shaping handmade glass products. They are famous for their use of colour in their jugs, drinking glasses, vases etc. At the Jerpoint Glass Studio you can see the glass being blown and skillfully shaped.
  • Kilkenny Castle

    Kilkenny Castle

    Kilkenny Castle was initially built over 800 years ago, with additions and alterations performed since then. It is strategically located at a crossing point on the river Nore. Much restoration work has taken place over the last 100 years, and it is the major tourist attraction in the region. Its grounds and gardens are great for walking or just taking pictures, plus there is a children's playground.
  • Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny

    Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny

    Discover not only how Smithwick's Ale is brewed, but also about the history of Smithwick's and of the ale brewing history which predated it in Kilkenny. It is a story of triumph of people over adversity and the role which ale has played in that struggle.
  • Jerpoint Park

    Jerpoint Park

    The location of the deserted 12th century town name Newtown Jerpoint. This wa...
  • Kilkenny Cycling Tours

    Kilkenny Cycling Tours

    What better way to discover the city of Kilkenny but by bike. Kilkenny Cyclin...
  • St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower, Kilkenny

    St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower, Kilkenny

    Named after St Canice, who lived during the 6th century, and after whom the c...