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Things to do in Kilkenny

Kilkenny the perfect destination this summer. Whether it’s a tree top climb, a reptile zoo or a Medieval Castle Kilkenny had everything you are looking for. Kilkenny Offers a wide range of fun filled activities, walks, restaurants, bars, tours and shops so no one will be disappointed. Last year alone Kilkenny was voted the friendliest city in Europe, the food capital of Ireland, Medieval capital of Ireland and won the tidy towns award. Here at the Springhill Court Hotel we have put together a list of recommended activities to enjoy while staying with us.

  • The Kilkenny Experience. As we all know Kilkenny is famous for its Hurling. At the Kilkenny experience you will visit the Legends Hurling Museum where you will learn the history of GAA and all its great players. From here you will visit Nowlan Park the home of the famous Kilkenny Cats, here you will receive a guided tour of the stadium . Next it’s your chance to see if you got what it takes to be a Kilkenny Cat, you will get to head on to the pitch where you will experience the skills of the clash of the ash!

  • Kilkenny Cycling Tours Why not take the opportunity to take in some of the most historical and cultural sites of Kilkenny in and enjoyable easy paced cycle around Kilkenny the medieval capital of Ireland. You will be given many opportunities for photo and your tour guide will be able to answer and inform you on the magnificent history of Kilkenny. Pre booking essential

  • Gowran Park Kilkenny picturesque race track just 16 km from Springhill court hotel. The track host 16 race meetings a year both National Hunt and Flat racing. Springhill Court Hotel has teamed up with Gowran Park and on the larger race days a bus will collect you from the hotel and drop you back after the race day . Pre booking is essential and booking can only be made for guest of the hotel.

  • Nore Valley Farm Visit a whole variety of animals including baby kids and lambs which can be bottle fed. Relax while the kids play in the playground, sandpits with play diggers, straw play area and Giant Chess.

  • Kilkenny City Tours Enjoy the medeival sites of Kilkenny on a road train. Visit Kilkenny Castle,the Cathedral and much more.The tour starts off at Kilkenny Castle and brings you on a 25 minute tour of the Medieval Kilkenny City.

*For more information on Kilkenny Activities go to the Kilkenny Tourism Webpage