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Things to do Kilkenny

Activities around Kilkenny

Onsite Activities

Located amidst 170 acres of mature parkland, the Estate is home to a host of native wildlife including ducks, rabbits, hares, and squirrels. Not to forget the ancient trees, several of which are protected by preservation order.

The lake, with its fine stone dam and waterfalls, is picture-perfect and a popular picnic spot for guests on a sunny day. Further afield is an elegant pond and small wooden copses dotted throughout the Estate, just waiting to be explored.

There are two signposted walks around the Estate. The first is approximately 2.5KM and the second is 5KM. There is plenty to discover and ample space to satisfy even the most adventurous explorer.

Leisure Centre

With glorious panoramic views through the club’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the health club features a 17-metre swimming pool, children’s splash pool, gym, steam room, and Jacuzzi. Access to the Leisure Centre is complimentary for all residents of Lyrath Estate Hotel.

Kilkenny & Local Area

Explore the Medieval City of Kilkenny located in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The cobbled streets of the city are dotted with trendy bars, designer stores, and craft boutiques. The city is overlooked by the majestic towers of Kilkenny’s 12th century castle on the banks of the River Nore.

Kilkenny Festivals

Kilkenny’s intimate size and buzzing atmosphere deem it a wondrous location for countless festivals that fill the calendar each year. With music spilling onto the streets and venues within walking distance of one another, the whole city celebrates.


Our family facilities include playground, BBQ area, falconry*, and archery* onsite, along with Estate bicycles, which can be hired (free of charge for guests) from the Leisure Centre,

*Additional costs may incur

We have one, two, three, and five night family offers available. See our special offers and plan your next visit to Lyrath Estate.

Concerts & Events

From January through to December, several concerts and events take place at Lyrath Estate in our Kilkenny Convention Centre.

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