Freshford Loop Walk Closed

The Freshford Loop Walk is closed for Forestry works.  We will keep you updated as to when the trail will reopen.  See our Walking Trails section for more trail options.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Walk and Talk 2024

We’re thrilled to share that our Weekly “Walk and Talks” are returning in 2024! Don’t forget your coat, outdoor footwear, and water bottle as we invite you to join us for invigorating strolls through the Castle grounds, along the riverbank, and beyond. Beginning on March 6th and continuing every Wednesday at 2pm, these walks will … Read More

Walks Closed Tomorrow.

⚠️ Urgent Notice: ⚠️Please note the following Trails that are closed tomorrow, Thursday, 16th November for one day. The trails closed are: Freshford Gathabawn Nore Valley Walk Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge Nore Valley Thomastown to Inistioge O’Gorman’s Lane Brandon Hill Loop and Summit Trail South Leinster Way Kilmacoliver Loop Walks   Trails will be open as … Read More

2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme Call

2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme Call Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced a major €16 million fund to support outdoor recreation projects.  The 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will see the development of natural amenities such as our woodlands, mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches, bogs, walkways and will place a … Read More

New Audio Points

Attention Trail Walkers: Discover our New Audio Points on Your Next Adventure! Trail Kilkenny, is proud to announce a new inclusive Trail initiative that incorporates  the installation of forty four audio points along fourteen of the Kilkenny’s walking trails. These audio points, which can be accessed via phone, QR code or NFC chip and will … Read More

Kells Kings Charity Cycle 2023

The Kells Kings Charity Cycle is a community-organised annual fundraiser supporting Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre. The Kells Kings Charity Cycle 2023 is set to take place on Saturday, August 19th. All Details can be found on

Weekly Walk and Talk

We are excited to announce our weekly Walk and Talk event happening every Wednesday. Join us for a refreshing 1 hour walk through the beautiful Castle Grounds, along the river bank and back. The walk will start at the Castle Gate, so be sure to arrive on time! This is a great opportunity to get … Read More


Are you looking for a fun way to support a great cause this Friday? Join us for a lunchtime walk on March 31st at 1pm in support of the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s “Wear Red Day”. Join us for a guided tour by Kilkenny’s Rural Recreation Officer, Harry Everard, through the Castle grounds, along the … Read More

            The walks listed below will be closed for one day only on the 23rd November 2022. The walks will be open to the public as normal on the 24th of November 2022: Brandon Hill Summit and Loop Kilmacoliver Loops Gathabawn Loops Freshford Loop O’Gorman Loop Nore Valley Walk -Kilkenny … Read More

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