Conference Venue

The Lyrath Convention Centre Kilkenny is a modern, purpose built conference venue and convention centre with the capacity to cater for over 1,500 delegates. The Kilkenny Convention Centre has been the venue of choice for the most prestigious awards ceremonies, conventions and conferences Kilkenny has attracted in the past number of years.

Conference and Convention Space

The largest meeting and exhibition space measures 972m2 and sub divides into 3 sections. This makes the convention centre an extremely flexible exhibition and conference venue. It is adaptable enough to cater for multiple types of conventions and events, from small training sessions to national and international conferences. The convention centre has an independent entrance, with reception desk and lobby. Additional purpose built break out rooms, training rooms and boardroom facilities are also available at the Lyrath Convention Centre, Kilkenny. The additional meeting rooms have a maximum capacity of up to 166 delegates.

Conference Facilities

All conference and meeting rooms at the Convention Centre include built in AV equipment available to conference organisers at no additional charge. All rooms offer natural daylight and black out facilities. Ceiling heights in the main room measure 5m and either 3m or 5m in the breakout rooms. Delegates also enjoy access a patio area directly from each meeting room. There is ample free car parking.

Wi-Fi Access

Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny has a state of the art Ruckus Ultra-High Capacity Multimedia Wi-Fi system. The system provides managed Wi-Fi coverage for bedrooms, public areas and the convention centre. Our convention centre has multiple “Ultra-high Capacity” Ruckus APs and can handle presently up to 1200 concurrent Wi-Fi connections from all known devices. Connections are managed by the system to provide fair and equal access to all devices. Users authenticate once and access seamlessly in all areas. The system ensures users get connected quickly and enjoy a consistent performance. Complimentary Wi–Fi is provided throughout the hotel and convention centre. For more information and technical specs please see here.

Our 5 star luxury hotel is the perfect venue for meetings, conferences or events in Kilkenny and is one of the most popular Kilkenny Conference Hotels with event organisers.
Exhibitions, annual conferences and conventions, and prestigious award ceremonies have all been successfully hosted at Lyrath Estate. If you are organising a large or small event, please contact our Events Team directly on email:

AV Equipment

  • Built in A.V. Equipment, LCD & Screen in every meeting room
  • Natural Daylight
  • Each meeting room opens out onto a patio area
  • Black Out Facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Ruckus Wi-Fi System handling up to 1200 concurrent connections
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Meetings and Events

Kilkenny Convention Centre dedicated to meeting perfection

The Kilkenny Convention Centre at Lyrath Estate is the largest of its size in the south east of the country and is capable of facilitating conferences of up to 1,500 delegates. Kilkenny Convention Centre has its own private entrance, reception desk and 420 complimentary car parking spaces. Whatever the business occasion, choose from one of our ten meeting suites to facilitate your needs.

Every meeting space within the Kilkenny Convention Centre offers natural daylight with black out facilities also and in addition each meeting room opens out onto a terrace area. The Conference Centre itself is an outstanding design and maintained to the highest standard. The spacious pre-assembly area is ideal for networking opportunities.

Our devoted conference and events team will tailor the experience to suit your needs and requirements. Whether it is a large exhibition, gala dinner, corporate convention, product launch or an executive meeting our team will be there every step of the way.

Please see breakdown of our extensive list of conference and meeting rooms below



McCurdy Suite

The ‘McCurdy Suite’ is the largest meeting space in the Convention Centre and measure 972m2 and five metres high. This sub divides into three smaller configurations namely ‘McCurdy Suite One’, ‘McCurdy Suite Two’ and ‘McCurdy Suite Three’, all of identical size and space and no pillars blocking the view to the main stage set up. Each McCurdy Suite has its own separate entrance and pre-assembly area to meet your specific needs. Other facilities include outside terrace area, natural daylight, blackout options, wifi access, air conditioned, State of the art AV.

Maginnes Suites

Adjacent to the ‘McCurdy Suite’ are the ‘Maginnes Suites’, located within the Convention Centre. This can facilitate 166 delegates in total. The ‘Maginnes Suite’ is multifunctional and can be broken down into three rooms. It acts as breakout rooms for very large conferences and stand alone executive meetings. The ‘Maginnes Suite’ is fully equipped with outside terrace area, natural daylight, blackout options, wifi access, air conditioned, State of the art AV.

Mances and Tobin Meeting Rooms

Boardroom Meeting rooms in the Kilkenny Convention Centre include the ‘Mances’ and ‘Tobin’ Meeting rooms which can cater for between ten and twelve delegates.

The Original 17th Century Lyrath Estate House

The 17th Century House offers an alternative meeting and dining room experience to delegates looking for that something a little extra special.


The ‘Oak’ and ‘Ash’ meeting rooms propose a setting of grandeur and history away from the busy hustle of a day to day corporate environment. The boardrooms cater for between to twelve to sixteen delegates respectively. The elegant lounge area is used by delegates to enjoy light food and beverage breaks.

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Local Activities

Kilkenny City, characterised by its beautifully restored old buildings and winding slipways, contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants, is small and compact enough to explore on foot.

The Normans arrived in the twelfth century and their legacy the ancient city of Kilkenny – from the Gaelic ‘Till Cearmaigh’, – was named after a 6th century monk called Saint Canice. His memory lives on in the beautifully preserved St. Canice’s Cathedral, built overlooking the city in the thirteenth century. Kilkenny renowned for its superb and fully restored Kilkenny Castle, is a thriving and cosmopolitan merchant city, who’s unique selection of historic sites and buildings from the 7th century onwards reflects a tradition of monastic settlement and gracious living.

Kilkenny is only 5 minutes drive from the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The Laid Back Approach …..

Kilkenny is Ireland’s medieval capital, famous for its arts and heritage, and one of Ireland’s favourite tourist destinations. Known as ‘The Marble City’, Kilkenny contains some of the best preserved medieval structures such as Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, and Canices Cathedral, architectural treasures which give the city an ambience and character like no other.

Kilkenny has really developed in the recent past with lots to offer such as the Kilkenny food, craft & activity trails get better & better as the years go by,

The Hurling Experience, where clients are brought to Nolan Park to learn about the history of Hurling & get to try it out for themselves on the pitch,

The newest attraction to the City is the Smithwick’s Brewery experience

Kilkenny Castle
A 12th Century castle, which has been remodeled and fully restored. For Guided Tours, please contact the booking office on:
+353 (0)56 772 1450

Castle Yard
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 jewelers, 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.

Castlecomer Discovery Park
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.

Telephone 056 4440707


Countryside Activity Centre
Group activities such as go carts, indoor rifle target shooting, archery – long bow and clay pigeon shooting.
Phone +353 (0)56 7761791 / 7767649 or go to

Waterford Crystal
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. Less than a 1 hour drive from Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

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.
T: 056 7726225 (W)

Shopping in the City
MacDonagh Junction is the new city quarter in Kilkenny combining a mix of high quality retail, business and leisure developments, adjacent to Kilkenny’s MacDonagh Railway Station. The new city Quarter is bringing leading Irish and international retailers to the city. Restaurants, performance spaces and leisure facilities including a bowling centre are also planned. With fifty retail units combining shops, cafés and restaurants, leisure amenities and performance spaces, a unique heritage and a vibrant community, MacDonagh Junction offers visitors and shoppers alike an experience to enjoy and remember.

Kilkenny City Centre Shopping
Shopping with style for 900 years, Kilkenny has been a thriving cosmopolitan merchant centre since the 12th century. The city offers an impressive collection of boutiques, craft shops and gourmet food stores, as well as international high street brands. Kilkenny offers a truly original and eclectic shopping experience that retains its sophisticated edge.

Warrington Top Flight Equestrian
Indoor & Outdoor Arena. Cross Country also available.
Phone +353 (0)56 7722682 or go to

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting Circuit
All weather, outdoor circuit for events, parties, tuition and practice.
Phone +353 (0)56 776 8914 or go to


Kilkenny Golf Club
Lyrath Estate Hotel has an affiliation directly with this course our reservation team can supply you with further details upon request
Phone 00353 (0)56 7765400 or go to

Gowran Park Golf Club
Lyrath Estate Hotel has an affiliation with this course. Our reservation team can supply you with further details on request
Phone +353 (0)56 7726699 or go to

Mount Juliet Golf Club
Championship 18 hole golf course. Less than 30 minutes drive from Lyrath Estate Hotel.
Phone +353 (0)56 777 3000

Castlecomer Golf Club
A new 18 hole golf course. Less than 30 minutes drive from Lyrath Estate Hotel.
Phone +353 (0)56 4441139 or go to

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Team Building

Lyrath Estate provides a wonderful venue for all team building activities. Enhance team morale, re-energise and lift team spirits by utilising Lyrath Estate’s 170 acres of magnificent parkland to organise the perfect teambuilding activity. Our location is perfect for activities like archery, falconry, treasure hunts and laser tag to name but a few.

If looking for a less energetic activity the following may suit, such as wine tasting, cookery demonstrations, casino nights, or rock and roll bingo. Whatever the weather be rest assured your teambuilding activity can take place both indoors and outdoors onsite or indeed enjoy offsite activities in Kilkenny City & surrounding areas.

The Action & Adventure approach ….
Training, team building, adventure sports and events company. Their activities are run by experienced, professional teams. The Box, The Siege, Celtic Games,Casino Nights, Laser Clay Shooting, Murder Mystery & Blind Bidding are just a few of the activities on offer whether it day time or night time.
Phone +353 16177854 or go to

Sonix Entertainment 

Sonix Events is one of Ireland’s top entertainment businesses with highly professional staff. They cater for Family Fun Days, Corporate Entertainment and Team Building Activities which are great ways to reward and connect staff, boost morale and leave lasting memories that you will talk about for years to come. Sonix also has a top of the range AV, lighting and draping service so they can accommodate any conferencing, wedding and ceremony needs. Phone +353 (0)56 770 6427 or go to


Dynamic Events

Dynamic Events work 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, Helicopter rides and Murder Mystery all of which can take place at Lyrath Estate.
Phone +353 (0)45 891 100 or go to

Contact our events team – or call direct on 056-7705804 to make your enquiry.

Rates & Floor Plans

Special Offer Rates

The Kilkenny Convention Centre at Lyrath Estate is the largest of its size in the South East and only 70 minutes from Dublin Airport. Capable of facilitating conferences of up to 1,500 delegates. Kilkenny Convention Centre has its own private entrance, reception desk and 420 complimentary car parking spaces. Whatever the business occasion, choose from one of our ten meeting suites to facilitate your needs.

As we are embarking on a 5 Million investment we would like to offer you a little something special this coming May 2017.

Enjoy our Daily Delegate rates from €29.00pp or our exclusive corporate overnight rates from only €99.00pp.

View our offer here: May 2017 DDR Special

Click HERE to view 2017 Conference Rates

Call our team now on 0567705852 or email

Floor Plans

Manor House Meeting Rooms



McCurdy Suite

Maginnes Suite 1,2,3



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Conference Testimonials

ACCS (Association of Community & Comprehensive Schools)

On behalf of the members of the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS) I am happy to recommend the Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa and Convention Centre as an excellent conference venue. Our delegates were so pleased with both the venue and the staff that we are holding our Annual In-School Management Conference there again this year due to popular demand.  Our delegates were very impressed with the standard of the hotel rooms, the meals and the general hotel facilities. On entering Lyrath Estate delegates experienced the ‘wow’ factor. The Convention Centre provided us with all our room requirements in one dedicated area. The Pre-Assembly worked particularly well for our Exhibitors attending Conference.  From the moment we chose the Lyrath Estate Hotel to the conclusion of the Conference the Conference and Banqueting team worked tirelessly to ensure all our needs were met in a professional, helpful, friendly and supportive manner.  The success of our Conference was obviously important to the staff and this was evident from the service staff all the way to the General Manager“.

Ms. Eileen Salmon, General Secretary, ACCS, Nov 15


“I recently managed and coordinated an event at Lyrath Estate and Convention Centre in Kilkenny. Lyrath Estate was an excellent choice for the event with superb conference and catering facilities. I was particularly impressed with the staff at Lyrath, all of whom were friendly, helpful, efficient and flexible. I have received much positive feedback about both Lyrath as a venue and about the quality of service from those who attended the event. Many thanks once again.”

Sarah Cunningham, Vice President, Innovation Management, MASTERCARD. Oct 15

“Having used many venues all around Ireland I am always very impressed with the set up at the Lyrath Estate Hotel & Conference Centre, Kilkenny . From the professional, friendly, efficient and helpful staff throughout the hotel, to the excellent conference room facilities, it is always a very pleasant experience to deliver conferences there.

Excellent easy to operate audio visual equipment throughout and a responsive air conditioning system made for very comfortable surroundings. The ICGP have been holding Our Annual Summer School at the Lyrath for the last 8 years, with a through-put in excess of 300 delegates annually, and both delegates and College Board Members are in agreement that we will be returning again next year.  Such actions speak for themselves.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Lyrath Estate Hotel & conference centre to anybody considering a conference venue or a relaxing break in their luxurious and zen like 5 star Hotel.”

Louise Nolan, ICGP

“Coillte have been working with Lyrath for a number for years now, for both small meetings to 600 plus conferences.  The facilities are fantastic and really suit the needs of our events.  The staff in Lyrath are a great team, and work really well together to make our events a success.  One piece of feedback we always receive from our staff after the event is how smooth the event ran, especially the catering side of the event.”

Gillian Conroy, Coillte

“The Events team at Lyrath literally become part of our PPI Radio Awards team such is their commitment to delivering for us. We first came to Lyrath for the PPI’s for one year in 2008 and have returned continuously for each of the last 7 years!   Our event for 700 people is most demanding and yet the Lyrath team reach for the sky for us each time!

The venue, the food and most importantly the people are superb. In 25 years of organising events worldwide I have never been served by a better team!”

Mary Menton, Event Director, PPI Radio Awards

“The Lyrath Estate Hotel was the ideal location for our organisation to host an internationally attended conference. For me, the most important asset for a hotel is the staff, and in the Lyrath’s case the staff represented the perfect mix of friendliness, professionalism and a readiness to lend a helping hand at every stage. Whether it’s for professional purposes or leisure, I’ll definitely be returning to the Lyrath.”

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