24 hours in Kilkenny Review by The Taste

The Taste

The Taste is Ireland’s online Food & Drink Magazine and they recently published the Top 5 venues for Lunch, Dinner and a pint in Kilkenny. Ok, they recommend 5 Hotels too, but nothing beats a stay at Kenmur House! 🙂 There really is a great selection of venues that 24hours is just not enough time to pack them all in!! Some of our favourites were included in the list such as Campagne, Zuni and Rinuccinis. There’s also some new restaurants we can’t wait to try! To read the review please click here. Once you’ve finished drooling over all the amazing food in the pictures don’t forget to book into Kenmur House for your stay, we’re less than a 10mins walk from the city centre so that will surely burn off the dessert! 😉


Medieval Week 17-26th April

Join us in April for what will be a truly unique experience as Medieval week takes place from the 17th to 26th. From rooftop tours, medieval ghost tours to drinking mead in a medieval church there are plenty of events for all ages in Kilkenny. Full details of the events taking place can be found on the Visit Kilkenny website.

Kilkenny city full of life!


Kenmur House wishes all our past and future guests a very healthy and safe St. Patricks Day. We took a stroll through the Castle today for a nice crisp walk to see the crocus’ in bloom. Kilkenny city was busy with numerous events taking place for the Kilkenny Tradfest, a vintage carousel on the parade and yellow rubber ducks even took up a section of the river for a charity duck race!! Unfortunately our duck didn’t win but great entertainment was had by all. If you’re planning on a trip to the city just contact us.

We’re in the Tripadvisor Top 10!!!

We are delighted to make it into the Top 10 out of 95 Bed & Breakfasts in Kilkenny!!! We’ve had a busy summer with lots of guests coming through the doors and we aim to make every guest feel welcome and provide that home away from home. To all our guests that have stayed and left great comments on TripAdvisor thank you very much!! We are extremely grateful for your very kind reviews. To read some of the comments on our Tripadvisor page click here.  We look forward to welcoming plenty of more guests into our home in future.


Food & Zombies this October in Kilkenny!

October in Kilkenny is looking Frightfully Delicious! 🙂 Book your accommodation now by contacting us.

It seems the summer is well and truly over, and what a great summer (and September!) it has been! As the leaves begin to fall and the evenings get colder there’s still plenty of reasons for a trip to Kilkenny. The bank-holiday weekend (24th-27th of October) is full of activities whether it’s food or zombies that you’re interested in!!! The 8th Savour Kilkenny Food Festival begins Friday 24th of October and is guaranteed to have something to suit all tastebuds, from the Kilkenny Food Trail, Long Table Artisan Dinner, a Wine Goose Chase, Afternoon Tea, Pumpkin Carving…….the list goes on! Full details of the programme can be found on the Savour Kilkenny Website here and on their Facebook page. SAVOUR14-BROCHURE-FA_Page_01-copy

If you do come to Kilkenny for the Food Festival, don’t get too scared if you see there’s a few Zombies lurking about…yes I said ZOMBIES!!! The 25-26th of October will also see ZOMBIEFEST taking place in Kilkenny! There will be a Thriller Dance World Record attempt on Saturday, a Zombie ball, Zombie movie screenings as well as Haunted Tours of Kilkenny. Full details can be found at the ZombieFest Facebook page or the ThrillKenny website. Apart from the Zombie Walk all other activities are strictly for 18 years and up but full details can be seen on the website!


Summer 2014 Events

It’s been a while since we’ve posted about events in Kilkenny, there’s so many to cover it’s hard to get around to everything! The Kilkenny Cat laughs was another great success this year. Following on from this there are plenty of more festivals and activities to keep you occupied on your trip to Kilkenny. Here are just a few highlights, for more check out the Kilkenny Tourism website.

A new festival called Light Colour Sound takes place in Shankill Castle, Paulstown Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of July. It is a festival of music art and culture and there are some great Irish acts included in the line up. Full details can be found at www.lightcoloursoundfestival.com

For the more active, why not try the Graignamnagh/Tinnahinch Regatta and Rowing Festival 3-4th August, details here. Or how about the Kilkenny Triathlon on Saturday 19th of July where you get a chance to swim the River Nore, run around the grounds of the Castle and cycle out to Kilkennys beautiful countryside! Full information on this event can be found here.

The ever-popular Kilkenny Arts Week will take place from the 8th-17th August. The programme is jam-packed with music, art on display, and daily performances in unique venues around Kilkenny city and county. Full details of the programme can be found at: www.kilkennyarts.ie. To whet your appetite, check out the promotional video for Kilkenny Arts Week 2014.

Don’t forget to Contact us to book your accommodation and take advantage of some of the great Festivals and Activities Kilkenny has on offer this summer!