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! 😉
There are some great cycling trails around Kilkenny which can be found from the Trail Kilkenny website. We tested out the East Kilkenny cycle trail which is a 64km cycle route, however leaving from the city (Kenmur house) it is an 80km round trip (it should be 90km but if you avoid one of the major hills outside Graiguenamanagh and take the shortcut to Inistioge it’s only 80km!!). It’s a beautiful route taking in the rolling countryside of Kilkenny. Having a cooked breakfast before you leave from Kenmur House sets you up for the few hours of pedalling! It was a glorious day when we did the trip and we stopped in Graiguenamanagh for some ice-cream and watch the barges go by. You can also take the cycle at a leisurely pace and stop in any of the towns/villages for coffee and lunch! We highly recommend the Trail Kilkenny website which gives you the opportunity to explore more of what Kilkenny county has to offer. So bring your bikes with you and contact us for availability!
We hope all the guests that came to our home in 2013 had an enjoyable Christmas break and that one of their New Year’s resolutions was to return again for a visit in 2014!! If you are still wondering why you should visit Kilkenny let us entice you….. Tradfest in March, Rhythm and Roots festival in May, The Cat Laughs Comedy festival in June, Kilkenny Arts week in August, Savour Kilkenny Food Festival in October is just a small selection of what’s on offer this year! So contact us now and book your accommodation early for what is to be a great year in Kilkenny!
The ONLY place to be this Saturday (7th December) is in Kilkenny to participate in the 5 km Kilkenny Nun Run! Participation will help to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as nuns in the same place! It costs €20 to enter and for this you receive your official Nun outfit, but more importantly you will be donating to some very worthy causes; Pieta House, The Samaritans and St. Vincent De Paul. To register for the event follow the link here and further details of the event can be found on their facebook page.
Tomorrow sees the start of the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny. This is the 2nd annual Subtitle European Film Festival and will run from the 25th Nov – 1st Dec. Click on the link to download a pdf of the programme (subtitle_planner2013_v1.0). Or check out the website www.subtitlefest.com
Kilkenomics, Europes first Economics festival returns to Kilkenny this year. For full details on the programme you can check out their website www.kilkenomics.com. Or to see how the comedians mix with the economists check out this video.
What a lovely video from Darragh Byrne, videographer and doesn’t Kilkenny look great in the background! 🙂 Looking forward to the rest in the series!