Aspect Hotel Kilkenny day trips

We know Kilkenny is the best city in Ireland (though we may be a bit biased on this) but every now and again we like to get out of the Marble City and stretch our legs. Here are our suggestions for great day trips to do from the city.  Thomastown (19min drive – 19kms)  Our first suggestion isn’t too far away from us. Famed for its glass-blowing and pottery, Thomastown contains Ireland's best survivin...

Aspect Hotel Kilkenny great outdoors

In a town so full of castles, shops and fantastic pubs, it is easy to forget we are surrounded by the beautiful Irish countryside. Enjoy the great outdoors with some of our recommended walks, hikes and cycles. Walks Linear Park Walk (5km) This leisurely walk takes less than an hour and is a great way to see more of the River Nore and the surrounding area. The trail fo...

Kilkenny castle

Kilkenny is part of Ireland's Ancient East, a part of this beautiful island with a rich cultural and social history. Every corner of the city has a story to tell and a fascinating past, one which founded the vibrant city we know today. We feel so lucky to live here among the ancient buildings, castles and walkways that were once graced by Lords and Kings like 

Girl's weekend away Kilkenny staying at the Aspect Hotel Kilkenny

Kilkenny is known to be one of Ireland's top spots for a great girl's weekend break. Considering Kilkenny’s vibrant nightlife, paired with fantastic bars and friendly locals, it is not hard to see why it is a firm favourite. There is so much to do here it was hard to choose our favourites but here are a few recommendations. Eat As a special treat, and something you won’t forget in a hurry, try afternoon tea in

Looking across a green and sand bunker on a warm summer evening in Kilkenny

Although Kilkenny may not be the first destination that springs to mind when you think of a golfing break, we have some fantastic golf courses on this side of Ireland. With the weather beginning to warm up and the evenings getting longer, you may be in the mood for a round of golf in one of Kilkenny’s champion golf courses. Here are our top picks;

Kilkenny Golf Club (6kms drive)

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