Kilkenny is a landlocked county found in the south east of Ireland. The county boasts a fascinating history and a fantastic craft industry; it is home to a number of historical attractions, wonderful countryside and plenty of entertainment to experience on a luxury cottage break. Why not visit Kilkenny city for the buzz and atmosphere and spend the rest of your break relaxing in rural Kilkenny?
For historical attractions, discover Kilkenny Castle which dates back to the 12th century, Jerpoint Abbey and Saint Canices Cathedral. Also of interest in County Kilkenny is the unique Dunmore Cave with its glorious calcite formations.
Kilkenny city offers an excellent range of restaurants and some brilliant pubs and bars. The county is popular as it plays host to the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, a world class event.
Kilkenny is home to some of Ireland’s finest unspoilt countryside, the beautiful tranquil River Nore and some wonderful parks provide you with breathtaking scenery and a relaxing pace of holiday. To keep the kids entertained here there is the Nore Valley Park Open Farm and to burn off some energy there is the Go with the Flow River Adventures which can provide exciting family canoe trips, riding the rapids and generally having some family fun!
For a calmer luxury break why not visit Castlecomer Demense, Kilfane Glen and Waterfall or Kilkenny Castle Garden for beautiful insights into Kilkenny’s history and natural beauty. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy fishing, go karting, horse riding or walking. For those evenings when you don’t want to cook take a trip into Kilkenny city centre and absorb the fantastic atmosphere in the many old fashioned Irish pubs, maybe even try a pint of local Kilkenny beer. For a cottage with ample home entertainment take a look at luxury cottages with games rooms.