The River Nore is well known for its trout and salmon. The season runs from March 17th to the end of September.
Angling permits and government licences

  • Kilkenny  Sports Shop on the Butterslip 

Telephone: 056 7721517


Country Leisure Activity Centre
Try your hand at long bow archery. Instructions, video and all equipment provided.  Indoor target shooting and clay pigeon shooting.  Groups catered for. Prior booking is advisable.
Contact:  Mary Walshe Tel/fax: 056 7761791
Location:  Bonnettsrath (2 km from Kilkenny City), Castlecomer Rd, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Archery Club


Kilkenny City Harriers Juvenile and Senior Athletic Club
The club offers training and competition in track, field events, road and cross country. Training on Saturdays 11am to 1pm, Tuesdays 5.30pm to 8.30pm and Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. New members always welcome.
Contact:  Sean Lynch Telephone: 056 7765737
Location:  Scanlon Park, Loughboy, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Road Runners


Badminton Clubs
There are 10 mixed badminton clubs in Kilkenny City and County. Season runs September to April. Check out the details of your local club.
Contact:  Shirley Parr Telephone: 056 7764540


Basketball Teams
There are seven ladies basketball teams and four men's teams across the County. Contact for details of your local club.
Contact:  Teresa Walshe (Kilkenny County Basketball Board Secretary) 
Telephone: 056 7728480 / 086 6697065


Callan Boxing Club
Training Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm to 9pm, September to April. Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm during summer months. New members welcome. Ladies also active in club and have won Leinster and Irish ladies boxing titles.
Contact:  Jimmy Walsh Telephone: 056 7725528
Location:  Old Scouts Den, Clonmel Rd, Callan, Co Kilkenny
Marble City Boxing Club


Go with the Flow River Adventures
Exciting river adventures in Canadian canoes on the Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir for all ages. Caters for large groups and families. All equipment supplied and instruction provided. Advance booking required. Available May to October.
Contact:  Charlie Horan Telephone: 087 252 9700

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Country Leisure Activity Centre
Tuition and all equipment provided. Outdoors. Pre-booking required.
Contact:  Mary Walshe Tel/fax: 056 7761791
Location: Bonnettsrath (2 km from Kilkenny City), Castlecomer Rd, Kilkenny
Mount Juliet
Tuition and all equipment provided. Pre-booking required. Outdoors.
Location:  Thomastown, Co Kilkenny Telephone: 056 7773000


Bagenalstown Cricket Club
Open from April to September.  Practice on Thursday nights at 6.30pm.  Childrens cricket on Saturday mornings.  League matches weekly.
Contact:  Ray Stapleton Telephone: 086 8054050
Location:  McGrath Park, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow