Gardens, Parks, Walks and Woods

 
Ballykeeffe Woods
Oak woods and nature reserve with various walks.
 
Location: Ballykeeffe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny (Look for signs for Ballykeeffe Quarry)
 
Bishops Demesne Neighbourhood Park
Five acre parkland including soccer pitch, multi-use games area and footpaths.
 
Contact:  Parks Department, Kilkenny Borough Council
Telephone: 056 7794500 

Gardening

 
County Kilkenny Horticultural Society
A club for anyone interested in gardening and horticulture. Regular meetings take place from February to November for talks and demonstrations. During the summer months garden visits to various parts of the country are arranged.  New members very welcome.  Membership costs €20 per year.
 
Contact: Claire Bourke, Secretary Telephone: 056 7762826
Location: Club House Hotel, Patrick St, Kilkenny
 

Food

 
Market
Held every Thursday from early morning to early afternoon, this is the place to go to find locally produced cheeses, organic vegetables, home-baking, and a host of other goodies to tempt your palate!
 
Location: The Parade, Kilkenny City
 
TASTE of Kilkenny

Flying

 
Irish Aero Sports Flying Club
Specialising in flight training for the sport and recreation pilot including air experience flights, ground school, flight training and preparation for a flight test for PPL (m). Flight training available 7 days per week. Air experience and trial lessons available. A great aviation-based social atmosphere is encouraged with fly-ins, BBQs, breakfast gatherings and trips to sport aviation events throughout the year. Introductory flying lesson gift certificates available. 
 

Film

 
Kilkenny Omniplex
Programmes change weekly on Friday. Details in Kilkenny People.  Four screens.
 
Location: Fair Green, Kilkenny Telephone: 0818 221122
Website: www.omniplex.ie
     
Kilkenny Film Club

Festivals

 
The following is a list of some of the many annual events and festivals that take place across Kilkenny City and County. Don't be stuck for something to do!
 
Castlecomer Wellington Race (January 1st)
Join in the largest rubber boot race in the world over a 6.4km circuit, with hundreds of wellie-booted runners, in all sorts of attire, taking part. A great way to start the year!
 
Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
Entertainment on the Streets of Kilkenny. Parades at various locations.
 

Environment

 
An Taisce
The Kilkenny Association of An Taisce (National Trust for Ireland) are concerned with heritage and the environment. They have regular meetings which consist of talks by invited speakers on topics such as architecture, the Tree Council and the Eco Village in Cloghjordan, Co Tipperary. These are public meetings and everyone is welcome. Occasional outings are organised.
 
Contact: Coilin O’Drisceoil, Honorary Secretary
Telephone: 086 8392148
 

Elderly

 
Active Retirement Association         
Active Retirement Associations aim to help retired men and women, usually over the age of 55, to lead full, happy and healthy retirements by offering organised opportunities for a wide range of activities including holidays, outings and socials, creative and learning programmes; indoor and outdoor sports and community work. There is an annual insurance and affiliation fee and a nominal charge for meetings. 
Telephone: 01 8733836

Day Care Centres

 
Alzheimer Society of Ireland     
Rings, cards, bingo, exercise to music, dinner, sports and services such as manicure and chiropody.
 
Contact: Mary Cahill Telephone: 056 7771230
Location: Caredoc, Waterford Rd, Kilkenny
 
Castlecomer District Hospital Day Care Centre  

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