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By Tehnical Staff

Stag Party Packages in Kilkenny in 2023

Unsure about how to start planning a memorable stag weekend in Kilkenny City? Worry no more! Our comprehensive blog has got you covered with all the essential information a man requires. Plus, we'll unveil some of our exceptional stag party packages to make your celebration unforgettable. Continue reading to learn more!

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Kilkenny Hen Dos Ideas
By Soreen

Top 5 Best Kilkenny Hen Dos Ideas in 2022

Kilkenny Hen Dos Ideas that any hen is dreaming!

The HEN PARTY is one of the many responsibilities of being the maid of honour/best woman. If you are looking for great Kilkenny hen dos ideas, an affordable, fun, and stress-free way to celebrate your wedding, then planning a budget hen party may not be the greatest option.

We can accommodate you for the entire weekend if that's what you choose. So save yourself a lot of time and money. Kilkenny Concierge, the local go-to for group bookings in the Marble City, can help you plan your next hen party in Kilkenny.

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By Eddie O'Dwyer

Girly Hen Activities in Kilkenny

Have you been tasked with planning your sister or best friend’s special weekend? Hen parties can be stressful, but there’s no need to panic! We’re here to help!

Planning a hen party in Kilkenny city and unsure where to begin activities wise? For the girly hen group, there’s lots of activities in Kilkenny to keep the group entertained. Keep on reading this blog to gain some insightful inspiration.

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By Soreen

Popular Stag Party Activities

Have you been tasked with organising your best buddies stag do? Unsure of what to plan? Don’t worry, this blog will run through the ins and outs of what’s involved in planning a memorable stag weekend, and of course the most popular stag party activities.

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By Eddie O'Dwyer

Stag Party Packages in Kilkenny

Planning a stag weekend in Kilkenny city and unsure where to even begin planning? Fear not! This blog will provide you with all the information a man needs! We also are going to share some of our brilliant stag packages. Keep on reading to find out more.

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By Tehnical Staff

Shop Local this Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches, it's important to support local as you buy your Christmas gifts. Lots of businesses are struggling due to Covid-19. Buying one or two items from a local store could really make the difference for small businesses.

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By Eddie O'Dwyer

Savour Kilkenny 2021

Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, we missed out on the brilliant Savour Food Festival 2020. This was the festivals first year in thirteen years not being able to take place. Not to worry, Savour Kilkenny are due to host their 14th year in 2021. We can’t wait!

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By Tehnical Staff

Christmas Party Idea’s

Whoohoo, it’s time to start planning your Christmas work party! We advise you to start planning early to avoid disappointment. This blog will detail some location recommendations and things to do on your Christmas party in Kilkenny!

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By Tehnical Staff

Hen Party Activities

So you’ve been asked by your best buddy to be her maid of honour, you feel delighted to be the chosen one but….. there is one little problem. You’ve never organised a hen party before and you panic wondering what to organise and how to go about it. Well, do not fret, we are going to run through some of the most popular hen party activities in Kilkenny! We have expert knowledge in this area as we have been organising packages for hens for years now!

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By Tehnical Staff

Plan your Staycation in Kilkenny city

Kilkenny city is an ideal spot to plan your staycation this summer. Known as the medieval city of Ireland, Kilkenny has beautiful historical and medieval buildings full of history. The city won’t disappoint when it comes to things to do for your holiday in Ireland.

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By Tehnical Staff

Hen Party Idea’s

Your best friend has asked you to be one of her bridesmaids, this means discussing exciting wedding plans, bridal shopping and of course organising the hen weekend. For those who have never been to a hen weekend, let alone organise one, dont' panic! We’re here and have got you covered! To get you going, we have put together some idea’s for you.

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By Tehnical Staff

Stag Party Idea’s

Have you been the chosen one? Tasked with organising your best biddies stag weekend? Are you completely bogged down and not sure where to start? Look no further than Kilkenny Concierge. We create stag packages that include accommodation, food, activities, and transport. We also guarantee the best prices. In this post, we are going to run through some ideas for your upcoming stag do weekend.

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By Tehnical Staff

Best places to have dinner in Kilkenny

Kilkenny city is famous for its vast array of delicious restaurants! From traditional Irish food to Asian street food, you will not be stuck for choice. We are going to run through some of our personal favourites! We are going to include prices using a Tier system.

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By Tehnical Staff

2020 Best Kilkenny Hen Do Ideas

Being the maid of honour / best woman comes with a lot of responsibilities including the HEN PARTY! The goal is to plan the best possible hen party for the cheapest prices, however, it does come with its headaches and annoyances, from trying to ensure everyone is booked, trying to receive payments from the group and making sure everyone has an absolute ball!

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By Tehnical Staff

Winter in Kilkenny

Have you ever spent time in Kilkenny at Winter/Christmas time? If not, then we've got a rundown of the upcoming bits and pieces coming to the home of hurling. With Christmas specials and concerts, ice-skating and featured films. There is lots to see and do in this historic city. For any groups visiting, the best place to book your Winter package is with us in Kilkenny Concierge!

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By Tehnical Staff

Savour Kilkenny

Are you planning on visiting Kilkenny for the famous Savour Food Festival? It starts on the 22nd of October and finishes up on the 28th of October. The festival (See more here) takes place in the medieval city of Kilkenny during the long bank holiday weekend.

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By Tehnical Staff

Why have your stag party in Kilkenny city?

Kilkenny city has become a very popular stag party destination in the last couple of years. This month, we are looking into why you should consider the famous hurling county as an ideal location for your big weekend! The reasons for its popularity are the endless amount of stag activities, a wide range of accommodation options as well as lots of pubs and restaurants to avail of. There's no need to have your stag do in Carlingford, or Dublin or Carrick-on-Shannon. Instead try Kilkenny, it is perfect.

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By Tehnical Staff

What to do in Kilkenny?

Stuck for something to do in Kilkenny, or looking to see if the journey is worth it? We have got you covered with an intense list showing the true capabilities of the historic and active county of Kilkenny. Don't miss out on visiting this city, whether it is a stag, hen, corporate event, or just a family getaway. Don't miss the opportunity. We promise you won't be disappointed.

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By Tehnical Staff

How about a break from the norm with a Sten weekend?

When it comes to the big day we all have our own ideas. Perhaps you're a traditionalist? White dress, long flowing train, top hat and tails, tried and tested vows, and all the fairytale pomp and circumstance associated with the "perfect" wedding. Maybe you like to plan in a more contemporary manner? After all, when it comes down to it, it's YOUR big day, and there's certainly nothing wrong with thinking outside of the box to ensure you get exactly what you want when the time comes.

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By Tehnical Staff

A Very Irish Christmas

Ireland is a land steeped in history and brimming with the warmth of unique tradition. Folklaw captivates throughout the year, but at no time is the Emerald Isle more enchanting than Christmas. But what exactly is it that sets this land apart as the year draws to its conclusion?

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By Kilkenny Concierge

A Weekend With the Girls

Kilkenny’s reputation as a fantastic weekend destination is far-reaching. With our wonderful eateries, diverse nightspots, relationship with the arts, and warm, welcoming locals it becomes abundantly clear to see why The Marble City is a hugely popular destination all year ’round. But why opt for Kilkenny for your weekend away with the girls? Let’s take a look…


We may be known the world over as Ireland’s Medieval City, but don’t let that tag fool you. Kilkenny offers wonderfully vibrant shopping opportunities, both on the High Street and in the more compact surroundings of our two shopping centres.

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MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre is located right at the train station (so if that’s your prefered travel you can’t miss it). The centre houses around 40 retail outlets including TK Maxx, Carraig Don, Jack & Jones and River Island to name but a few. The centre even houses a fantastic ten-pin bowling alley complete with a games arcade and fun indoor activities at K-Bowl. MacDonagh’s bright and comfortable food court means that you don’t have to leave the centre at all if you wish! (Obviously, we recommend that you do)!  Penney’s, Insomnia, TK Maxx, the best things to do in Kilkenny for all the girls.

In a more central location, entered from the High Street, you’ll discover Market Cross Shopping Centre. The centre is home to outlets including Vero Moda, Monsoon, Dubray Books and Penneys. Good food is plentiful here too, with Insomnia, Kilkenny Cafe and Stefan’s Pretzels all close at hand, just follow your nose! 


Take your pick! Kilkenny is packed with fantastic, award-winning restaurants and hotels serving up stylish food. If you’d prefer something quick and easy, Kilkenny has an abundance of great gastropubs with really comprehensive menus. 

Don’t forget to venture off the beaten track! Explore the Marble City’s many slips and narrow alleyways to discover hidden gems and cuisines from around the world… What do we recommend? Everything!


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing chat over your favourite beverage, or a taste of Kilkenny’s vibrant nightlife, you’ll find it right here. Try a famous cocktail upstairs in the Left Bank or kick back at Matt the Millers

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Kilkenny is known from coast to coast for its intimate live music venues! Local and travelling performers ensure that every musical taste is catered for each and every weekend at an array of local pubs, clubs and theatres. 

Lively trad music at the Hole in the Wall or Kytler’s Inn, or something a bit heavier at Langton’s or Billy Byrne’s. 

Enjoy a tipple before enjoying a performance at one of Kilkenny’s fabulous theatres, from the grand Watergate or Langton’s Set Theatre to Cleere’s. Kilkenny has no shortage of local theatrical talent, including the famous Kilkenny Musical Society and KATS Theatre Group among others.  

Get Dirty

How about something completely different? Kilkenny Activity Centre is home to Kilkenny’s only paintball arena! Get really competitive with your closest friends and make fun memories to last a lifetime. Mega-popular with Hen Parties, the Activity Centre also offers the opportunity to tackle its renowned assault course! Don’t forget to wear old clothes! 

Plan your visit and browse the action-packed outdoor activities on offer at Kilkenny Activity Centre

Get Pampered

What girl’s weekend would be complete without some serious pampering from some of the best in the business? Especially after getting seriously grubby at the Activity Centre! To get you ready for a big night out (or to help you feel better after one!) visit Kieran O’Gorman Hair and Beauty Day Spa.

They have a huge range of hair and beauty treatments available, everything from tanning and nails to make-up and hair and all delivered in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Their staff are friendly and accommodating and nothing is too much hassle.

There’s also the amazing Lyrath Estate for those looking to experience true luxury.

Book your group visit to Kilkenny the easy way with a fantastic, great value premium package from Kilkenny Concierge! We take great pride in showcasing the very best of what beautiful Kilkenny has to offer.

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By Kilkenny Concierge

A Weekend in Kilkenny

The Medieval city of Kilkenny has long since been one of Ireland’s top visitor destinations. Its renowned nightlife, serene atmosphere, historic architecture and action packed activities make it an automatic consideration for those planning Hen and Stag weekends, family away days, or tranquil spa retreats. With so many things to do in Kilkenny, you won’t disappointed.

Here in Kilkenny we’re extremely proud of our city status, after all, this is the Medieval capital of Ireland! Thankfully as cities go, we’re a small one. Whether you’re seeking great food, unique sightseeing, lively night spots, or a calming stroll down the Medieval Mile, you’ll find everything within reasonable walking distance from the city centre. Perfect! 

So if you’re planning a weekend in Kilkenny, here’s some suggestions to get you on your way… Oh what to do with big groups!

What to See

Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile is jam packed with must see landmarks and diverse, comfortable coffee shops PERFECT for a time out if required. Mount Juliet Estate even is amazing or visit the oldest bar of Kytelers Inn.

No visit to The Marble City would be complete without taking in the beautiful Kilkenny Castle. For centuries the castle has stood as an imposing and instantly recognisable monument. A majestic reminder of a rich and diverse history.


The castle grounds provide a calming and spacious sanctuary while tours of the grandiose interior can be undertaken at your leisure. 

As you make your way along the Medieval Mile, you may be lucky enough to catch a song or two from one of the city’s many gifted street performers. The historic Tholsel is home to local government nowadays, but its stunning stone arches provide wonderful acoustics, ensuring High Street always has a melodic sound track. 

The Tholsel itself dates back to 1761 and has played many a role since its construction, including that of a guildhall and courthouse.

Behind the Tholsel you’ll discover St. Mary’s Lane. A narrow passageway which conjures images of times gone by and candle lit street illumination, combined with spectacular, contemporary street art by artist Dan Leo.

The lane is home to the former St. Mary’s church and graveyard, now the ultra modern Medieval Mile Museum. Here you can join a guided tour or discover Kilkenny’s 800 year old story in your own time. 

Conclude your Medieval Mile experience by climbing the famous round tower at St, Canice’s Cathedral. Not for the fainthearted (or vertigo sufferers), the Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland and offers stunning photo opportunities. Don’t miss out on the Cat Laugh’s comedy festival.

Where to Eat

Where do we begin? Kilkenny has an abundance of fantastic award winning restaurants, bars, bistros, cafes, coffee shops and takeaways offering a spectacular range of cuisines. So whether you’re after a traditional Irish bite, or a dish with its roots in far away shores, you’ll discover a wealth of flavours within easy reach.


Click here for the tripadvisor guide to Kilkenny’s ten best restaurants!

Where to Drink

There’s certainly no shortage of options in this department! We recommend you explore the many alleyways and slips which play host to snug traditional pubs and bars. If it’s a livelier nocturnal experience you seek, stick to the beaten track and discover live music to suit each and every taste! 

Enjoy a traditional pint by the fire, or sample from an ever expanding range of craft beers. Kilkenny’s nightlife caters comfortably to pretty much any age group.

Outdoor Activities

Are you a thrill seeker? Kilkenny’s action packed outdoor pursuits are hugely popular with hen and stag parties, as well as families and corporate groups! 

For paintball, splatball, awesome assault course, bubblesoccer, archery darts and LOADS more, look no further than Kilkenny Activity Centre (as seen on TV)! 

Kilkenny folk have a far reaching reputation for being welcoming, and as Kilkenny people we can let you in on the secret as to why… It all boils down to the fact that we’re super proud of our Medieval City, and as such we LOVE to show it off! 

Here at Kilkenny Concierge we want nothing more than for you to experience the very best of what Kilkenny has to offer. Our experience combined with an unrivaled local knowledge make our premium packages the best way to organise your group visit to the Marble City. 

And we’re already certain that once you sample unique Kilkenny, you’ll be just as enchanted as we are.