A 12th Century castle, which has been remodeled and fully restored.
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.
Kilkenny Craft Trail
The perfect way to explore Kilkenny craft. This trail features 9 studios and workshops in Kilkenny, incorporating jewellers, potters, leather and wood workers, glass blowers as well as candle makers. During the trail you will visit the shops of well known names such as Chesneau – Nicholas Mosse pottery – Stoneware Jackson Pottery – Jerpoint Glass.
Things to do
Gowran Park Racecourse
With 15 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.
Outdoor Dynamics works in partnership with Ireland's beautiful Country Estates, Hotels and Castles. Providing the ideal day in the country with the A-Z of Country Pursuits. Some examples include: Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifle Shooting, Falconry, Archery all of which can take place at Lyrath Estate.
Team Dynamics Kilkenny
Provide Tailor made packages including indoor and outdoor challenges such as archery, river adventures, abseiling, climbing and shooting. Arrive as a group leave as a team.
Countryside Activity Centre
Group activities such as go carts, indoor rifle target shooting, archery – long bow and clay pigeon shooting.
Cross Country Driving on a scenic livestock farm. Just a half hour’s drive from Lyrath Estate. Clay pigeon shooting also available on request.
Warrington Top Flight Equestrian
Indoor & Outdoor Arena. Cross Country also available.
Kiltorcan Raceway Karting Circuit
All weather, outdoor circuit for events, parties, tuition and practice.
There are numerous Golf Courses in and around Kilkenny City. Our reservation team can supply you with further information and can arrange tee-times for you.
* Kilkenny Golf Club
* Gowran Park Golf Club
* Mount Juliet Golf Club
*Castlecomer Golf Club