Bus Tours

Rural Experience Bus Tours
Full day guided bus tours of Kilkenny County, including visits to gardens, museums, churches, craft studios and scenic attractions. Tours operate daily, year round. Tours available to other counties. Tours start and end in Kilkenny City and run from 9am to 5pm.  Private car and driver service available for day tours and longer breaks across Ireland.
Contact:  Amy McDonald  
Telephone: 056 7727590 / 087 6432130

Black Abbey

Founded in 1225 this is one of Ireland’s oldest churches and is still in use by the Dominicans by whom it was founded. Look out for the excellent examples of modern and antique stained glass windows, the wooden roof and the stonework. Nearby on Abbey St is the last existing remnant of the entrance gate in the medieval city walls.
Location:  Abbey St, Kilkenny Telephone: 056 7721279

Yoga and Pilates

Aine Finnerty
Hatha Yoga courses mornings and evenings.  Suitable for all ages and abilities. Available to private groups or companies. Qualified instructor and classes for stress management through yoga.
Contact:  Aine Finnerty, YTI Dip, YTI Postgrad Dip 
Telephone: 056 7723376
Location:  Kilkenny City Telephone: 087 2243875
Catriona Foley


Kilkenny County & City Lawn Tennis Club  
Facilities include eight all-weather, floodlit courts, bar, saunas and showers. This active club has regular tournaments and social events. Private coaching available. New members most welcome. Membership commences in April.
Location:  Archersfield, Bennettsbridge Rd, Kilkenny  
Telephone: 056 7765157
Website:  www.kilkennytennisclub.com

Table Tennis

Kilkenny Table Tennis Club
Coaching available. Members play in league competitions. Meet Thursday, 8pm, September to May.
Contact:  Peter Telephone: 085 7632671
Location:  St Canice’s Hall, Butts Green, Kilkenny
Email:  peter.mckenna1966@gmail.com


The Watershed
25m six lane swimming pool. 5m learner pool. Kiddies fun pool. Open year round to members and non members. “Off-peak” and “special” price times.
Location: The Watershed, Scanlon Park, Kilkenny 
Telephone: 056 7734620 
Website:  www.thewatershed.ie e-mail: info@thewatershed.ie
Kilkenny Water Safety

Sub Aqua

Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club
Members go on dives on Sundays off the Waterford and Wexford coast and occasional weekend diving trips to the West coast are organised. Members are involved in search and rescue operations. The club has its own boats and equipment and can hire out equipment to members for training. Meetings and training for diving qualifications are held every Wednesday night, 9pm-10pm, from January to May in the Watershed swimming pool.
Contact:  Victor Young Telephone: 086 8137809


James Stephen's GAA Squash Club
One court and showers available. Open 8am to 12pm (with membership key). Membership fee includes social membership of the Village GAA Club.
Contact:  Jimmy O’Brien    Telephone: 087 2331725
Location:  next to James Stephen's GAA Club, Larchfield, Kilkenny
James Stephen's Military Barracks Squash Club
The Club has two courts, two saunas and showers. Open 7 days, 10am to 10pm.

Sports Halls and Pitches for Hire

Loreto Secondary School has a floodlit Astroturf pitch available for renting to groups during evenings, weekends and holidays. Suitable for soccer, GAA football, or hockey and can be divided into four secure mini pitches. Fully equipped sports hall suitable for basketball, badminton, volleyball and indoor soccer is available for renting to groups during evenings, weekends and holidays.
Contact:  Sean Daly Telephone: 056 7765654 / 087 2580995


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