Things to see & do in Kilkenny
Activities in the area
The restaurant at Waterside, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, has earned a reputation for excellence over many years. The room itself, with its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines.
Choice of restaurants, Chinese, chipper, pub food, plus Inistioge, Borris and Thomastown, New Ross
Visitor attractions in the Carlow / Kilkenny area
Dunbrody Emigrant ship was a 19th Century ship that transported emigrants from Ireland to North America during and after the Great Famine.
The National Reptile Zoo has a great collection of snakes, chameleons, lizards and Caimans. It is located in the village of Gowran(apparently moving location, so check before visiting).
These attractions represent some of the best family entertainment in the Carlow / Kilkenny area and should be a big hit with visitors looking for tourism information for the area.
Cushendale woollen Mills Graiguenamanagh one of the Ireland's oldest woollen mills still operating today!
Duiske Glass Graignamanagh, County Kilkenny - traditional and modern glassware.
Ros Tapestry a great new visitor attraction located at priory Court, the Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford (only 15 minutes from Graiguenamanagh. Tel 051-445396.
Hook Lighthouse The oldest working lighthouse in the world, 800 years old with guided tours as well as cafe and gift shop.
Kilkenny Castle build in 1195. The gardens and parkland of the castle are open to the public.
Canoe & Hillwalking Supplies If you are in Kilkenny the you should be sure to pop into Padmore & Barnes in Wolfe Tone St. for a great array of outdoors stuff. Perfect for anything you might need on the towpath, on the river, or up the hills during your stay in Graiguenamanagh.
Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre the home of the world's finest crystal.
Woodstock Gardens are located in Kilkenny just outside the village of Inistioge. The gardens overlook the River Nore Valley.
Nore Valley visitor farm is a great family attraction with a variety of animals, a playground, sandpit with diggers, straw play area and giant chess.