Walking in Kilkenny



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Kilkenny Trails Festival is a collaboration between Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership and Trail Kilkenny with the aim of getting more people out walking in Kilkenny. 

The festival is about lots more than just walking and the organisers want enthusiasts of all levels, families, groups and individuals to pack a picnic, enjoy walks along the riverbank and barbecues, feast on local Lavistown saugages, Highbank Apple Juice and learn all about foraging in the wild.

The varied programme will suit walkers of all levels and interests. Many of the Festival‘s events are free and those that aren’t are keenly priced to encourage participation. Family tickets are available for lots of events some priced at just €10. Most events need to be pre-booked, numbers for some events are limited and so early booking is essential and now open.

Walking Trails

For information on walking trails in Kilkenny, please see the Trail Kilkenny Website.  Trail Kilkenny leads and facilitates the development, management and promotion of a range of high quality walking, cycling and other leisure trails in County Kilkenny.

Some of the trails in Kilkenny include:

  • Castlemorris Walk
  • The Islands Walk, Urlingford Walk
  • Castlecomer Estate
  • Kilmacoliver Walk
  • Callan Abbey Meadow

  • Tory Hill

  • Mountain Grove

  • Jenkinstown

  • Bandon Hill

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