Best Activities in Kilkenny

When it comes to activities, Kilkenny is not short on a few. In this post, we are going to run through our top picks!


Location: Kilkenny Activity Centre, New Orchard Rd, Neworchard, Kilkenny

Paintball is extremely popular amongst hen and stag groups. Pretend you are in a real-life battlefield shooting each other with paintballs. It’s a great activity to get the whole group involved. No need to worry, the gear is all provided, you only have to bring yourselves. The staff at Kilkenny Activity Centre are brilliant. You won’t be disappointed.  Kilkenny Activity Centre is located just five minutes from Kilkenny city.


Perfume Workshop

Location: 26 Rose Inn St, Gardens, Kilkenny

A perfume making workshop is the ultimate hen party treat. Create your very own personalised scent for the upcoming wedding. This activity is very unique and best suited to those looking for a creative activity. This workshop takes place in the heart of Kilkenny city.



Location: Kiltorcan Raceway, Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny


Experience a rush of adrenaline with an activity of go-karting. Drive along an outdoor track and compete with each to see who is really the best speedster of the group. This activity is about twenty minutes from Kilkenny city however is worth the drive.


Smithwicks Tour

Location: 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny

The Smithwicks Experience, located in Kilkenny city centre is a brilliant activity to learn all about Kilkenny’s most popular beer. The tour allows you to see the process behind making Ireland’s most popular ale and you will see over 300 years of it’s history. At the end of the tour, you will get to sample a pint of Smithwicks.


Mini Spa

Location: The Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St, Gardens, Kilkenny

The Mini Spa, located in the KO Spa at the Ormonde Hotel is the ultimate treat! Relax, unwind and get pampered with a series of spa treatments. The mini-spa consists of a back, neck and shoulder massage.



Location: Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Ziplining is a great activity for those looking for something a bit different. Castlecomer Discovery Park is home to Ireland’s longest zip line. It’s 300 metres long and 35 metres over the ground at it’s the est point. Experience the rush of adrenaline whilst shooting through the air.


We hope you gained some inspiration regarding activities in Kilkenny. We hope to hear from you soon regarding your upcoming trip to Kilkenny.

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