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!
If you need any further convincing to visit Ireland check out this great video from Failte Ireland TV. Also don’t forget that this weekend is a long weekend as we celebrate St. Patricks Day. We hope all our past and future guests have a happy and peaceful St. Patrick’s Day. If you are in Kilkenny be sure to check out the great programme of events that will be taking place. Full details can be found here. For all booking enquiries see our Contact us section or call (+)353 (0)56 7722956.
The Kilkenny Tradfest is back with another jam-packed schedule of music, song and dance on the 14-17th March. There will be a great line up including FREE outdoor gigs, a trad trail and plenty of workshops! Full program details can be found on their website and facebook page.
The Kings of Kilburn High Road comes to the Clubhouse hotel on February 5th & 6th. The show starts at 8pm and tickets cost just €10. You might even spot a famous GAA star among the cast! For information contact: (056) 7721994
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!
Looking for something unique or special this Christmas!? The MADE in Kilkenny Pop-up shop will open 7th-24th December. This is a great place to pick up a beautiful present from local crafters. Full details and photographs of the wonderful craft on offer can be found on their facebook page
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.