Calendar of Events

Walking for Wellness

Walking is one of the easier ways to achieve 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week.  This group  will meet at Canal Square on Wednesdays at 11am and is for people who want to gradually build fitness & start slowly.

This walking group starts on the 11th of April and there is no cost to participants.


Inclusive Cycle Spins!

These spins are open to any adults  who need additional support when cycling.  Trips are off road initially and led by Charlie, a Bike For Life instructor. This group will meet at Canal Square on Wednesday at 11am. This group is starting on 11th April.


Get Back on Your Bike!

Get Back On Your Bike returns this Saturday April 14th meet at the Watershed at 10am.  Saturday April 21st  meet at Linear Park Riverside Drive at 10am and Saturday April 28th meet at Canal Square (Hurlers Statue) at 10am.  You must have a properly working bicycle for Get Back On Your Bike – brakes working, tyres inflated. Helmet wearing is mandatory.

Learn to enjoy cycling in and around Kilkenny City. This 3 week course will help you cycle safely in traffic, negotiate roundabouts and junctions and enjoy being out on your bicycle. The course is FREE but please only register if you can make all three sessions. As places are limited, you MUST register beforehand on


Couch to 40k Cycle Training! 

Last year over 30 signed up for this programme. The goal of this programme is to enable people who know how to cycle to build up their endurance to such that they will be able to complete a 40k cycle.

As part of Bike Week 2018, Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership will host the 5th Castle to Castle 40k Cycle Spin on Wednesday, June 13th. Couch to 40k training sessions are scheduled for Monday nights (excluding Bank Holidays). Your first session on Monday, April 16th, will be an easy session and participants need have no fear of being left behind. Learn how to cycle in a group and enjoy the weekly sessions as you build your stamina. Make new friends and have fun as you work towards the Castle to Castle 40k.

Couch to 40k spins as follows:

Monday April 16th

Monday April 23rd

Monday April 30th

No cycle May 7th (Bank Holiday)

Monday May 14th

Monday May 21st

Monday May 28th

No cycle June 4th Bank Holiday

Monday June 11th (Bike Week) easy cycle in city

Monday June 13th Castle to Castle (entry fee to be paid for this event)


You must have a properly working bicycle for Couch to 40k. Helmet wearing is mandatory. This is a FREE programme and places are limited. You MUST register beforehand on  (From Tuesday 10th of April). For further details contact Seamus on 087 3567884 or email


Swim for A Mile

Kilkenny Swim for a Mile Event has been confirmed!!  Swim For A Mile takes place this year on the 13th of April and the coaching sessions start in The Watershed Kilkenny Friday, the 12th of January at 7.30 or 8.15pm. Join Pat and Marie to improve your technique and build up your distance with 3 months to go to the event!  Lane 1 will be reserved for those wishing to work up to swim 400m (16 lengths) in the first 12 weeks of the programme.

Register with Swim Ireland for the event,

Fridays 7.30pm or 8.15 pm, The Watershed

Register for the training sessions on Cost is just €5 per session, pay as you go but please register beforehand!


Men on the Move 2018

Do you want to start exercising?

Do you want to feel fitter and have more energy?

Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership has been working with communities in Thomastown, Castlecomer, Clara and Kilkenny (The Watershed) over the last number of years to establish Men on the Move programmes.  This year Conahy and Freebooters are also coming on board.

Men on the Move is a physical activity programme for adult men, to get them more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels. It involves once or twice-weekly physical activity sessions over 12 weeks that are led by a qualified instructor to meet your needs. The sessions are structured so that you can find a level and pace that suits you and the programme also includes nutrition and well-being seminars.

Taking part in the programme couldn’t be easier, simply turn up wearing comfortable clothes, runners and bring a bottle of water.

Some of the feedback from the participants in Kilkenny:

“Did a 5km today, haven’t done one for 20 years… Roll on the training sessions after Christmas.”

Men on the Move will take place in the following locations and there is a minimal cost to participants. Come along and reap the benefits! …..

Thomastown United,  Thursdays, 8pm with leader Paul Dempsey, TBC, Starting the 18th of January, register at the venue

Castlecomer The Prince, Tuesdays, 7pm with leader Elaine Sherwood, Starting the 16th of January, register at the venue

Clara GAA Club, Wednesdays and Sundays at 8.30pm, Club Members, contact John Leamy 086 2462901

The Watershed, Fridays, 8pm with leader Sally Teehan, Starting the 19th of January €2 per session, register at the venue

Goresbridge, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm, register at the venue

New Venue    Conahy GAA Club, Health Check on Wednesday 10th January, Programme runs Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30pm

Beginners are welcome in all venues.


OVER 50’S Bowling & Go for Life – Monday Nights

The Go for Life Games involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams. The emphasis of the games is on participation and fun with the games played in a non-competitive way and participants umpiring their own games. The 3 games are Lobbers (adaption of Boules), Flisk (adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching) and Scidil (adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and Skittles).

 All Over 50’s are welcome!

Starts Monday Tuesday 15th January, The Watershed, Kilkenny, 7pm, Cost €3


Swim Lessons for Children with a Disability

Swim lesson take place in line with the school calendar.  There are currently 6 class times available for children with disabilities.

St Patricks, Tuesdays, 5.30pm

The Watershed, Tuesdays, 6.15pm

The Watershed, Wednesdays, 3.30pm, 4.10pm and 4.50pm

Book online at or contact Caitriona on 056 7794992


Please click on the event to get a link to the detailed programme information:

January – May 2018

Courses / Events   




Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection

Cost €15

6.30pm – 9.30pm St. Patricks

Parish Centre,



Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer

Cost €15

6.45pm – 9.45pm   

St. Patrick’s

Parish Centre


Older Adult Programmes   

 15/1/18-19/3/18 Chair Based Exercise Callan

Cost €15 for 10 weeks


10.45am 11.15am

Blessed Edmund Rice Centre 
 15/1/18-19/3/18 Pilates Callan

Cost €40 for 10 weeks


12pm – 1pm 

 John Locke’s GAA Club
Starts Back  15/01/18 Bowling & Go For Life Games 

€3 per night

 Monday Nights


The Watershed 
16/01/18 to 20/03/18

16/01/18 to 20/03/18

Older Adults Aqua Aerobics 

10 Week Block Cost €40

Tuesdays & Thursdays

11am & 12pm 


Ormonde Hotel and Newpark

19/01/18 to 23/03/18


 Older Adult Beginner
Swimming Lessons
10 Week Block Cost €60



 Ormonde Hotel 
19/01/18 to 23/03/18 Older Adult Improvers
10 Week Block Cost €60 



Ormonde Hotel

Disability Programmes   

Jan- Dec  Multi Sports Club for Children with a Physical Disability




 Jan- Dec  Junior Special Olympics

Kilkenny Kats



Jan- Dec  Spokesports

Wheelchair Basketball



Jan- Dec  Special Olympics Swim Club Wednesdays


The Watershed
Jan- Dec   Football For All For Adults Mondays


The Watershed
 Jan- Dec  Football For All For Children


Saturdays Evergreen FC

Get Ireland Walking


Starts January 15th


Kilkenny Walking Group

FREE (12 Weeks)

Mondays 7.00pm Canal Square, Kilkenny

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