The 1 Day Medieval Pass on sale here at the Hotel
The perfect gift!
8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December
Unique to Kilkenny 'Medieval Pass' only €25
One pass, many attractions to enjoy in the City
Available to purchase from Reception here at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel
This is the best ticket in town and the only way to experience all that our city has to offer!
Overlooking the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, a 12th Century castle, which has been remodeled and fully restored.
Visitors can take a tour of the Castle itself or simply stroll the magnificent gardens and Castle Park.
Situated opposite Kilkenny Castle, these former stables and coach houses are owned by Kilkenny Civic Trust and include craft studios, workshops and the famous Kilkenny Design Centre.
Rothe House & Garden, a historic house in Kilkenny in the South East of Ireland, is the only example of an early 17th century merchant’s townhouse in Ireland. It is an important element of Kilkenny’s heritage.
St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century.
Soak up the atmosphere of Ireland’s Oldest Brewery. The St. Francis Abbey Brewery occupies over 25 acres in the heart of Kilkenny City. The brewery has been part of local life for over 290 years and it is here that Smithwick’s Ale was first brewed in 1710. In the mid 1800s, driven by the ambition and skill of Edmund Smithwick, the brewery expanded as Smithwick’s ale became more popular nationwide. The brewery began exporting eight different types of beer. By the 1920s Smithwick’s had become Ireland’s most popular ale, a position it still holds.
Woodstock is well known for its collection of trees from all over the world and is home to many ‘champions’. See one of the longest Monkey Puzzle Avenues in Europe, a ‘Champion Coast redwood, the tallest Silver Fir in Ireland and a very rare and important Bentham Cypress. After all that, sit back and relax taking in the spectacular views in the recently opened Tea Rooms.
Kilkenny Craft Trail.
Visit Castlecomer Discovery Park, 30 hectares of mixed woodland in the south-east of Ireland just 20kms North of the medieval city of Kilkenny and 24kms from Carlow town. The visitor centre also plays host to a delightful gift shop and the superb Café Jarrow.
Open all year round the Discovery Park is an ideal location for a family day out, or for bus tours, school groups or individuals.
Take the factory tour where you will see skilled crafts men at work as they give shape and form to the molten crystal and transform it into perfectly exquisite shapes, with expertise and craftsmanship that has taken over 200 years to develop.
An opulant retail store also available here with some fabulous pieces to purchase for your home.
Less than a 45 minutes drive from the Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
With 16 meetings throughout the year, Gowran Park is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of a day at the races. Dine in the rooftop restaurant and experience the thrill of the horses crossing the finishing line. This Grade A racecourse has had numerous famous winners such as the legendary Arkle, Hedgehunter and Kicking King. As the preferred Hotel for the track, we have a great package available on all race days - Click here for more information.
The Watergate Theatre is located right in the heart of Kilkenny City and only a short stroll from the Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
The Watergate has been keeping audiences entertained for many years with a variety of live productions from music, dance, comedy and lots more.
The event guide for the Theatre has an array of shows and events and the Kilkenny River Court Hotel is delighted to recommend a visit to the Watergate Theatre during your stay in Kilkenny
Take the opportunity to enjoy a pre theatre meal in the Riverside Restaurant at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel followed by a show in the Watergate
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