GRAIGUENAMANAGH
CO KILKENNY
 
 
 
A VISIT TO SMITHWICK’S EXPERIENCE
 
 
 
NATIONAL PLOUGHING
CHAMPIONSHIPS IRELAND
 
 
 
MOUNT JULIET
CO KILKENNY
 

GRAIGUENAMANAGH, CO KILKENNY

Visit the largest Cistercian Duiske Abbey in the gorgeous village of Graignamanagh. Enjoy the ambience by the River Barrow on the way to Duiske Glass Kilkenny, followed by a visit to see Cushendale Wollen Mills. Finish your journey by bike, on foot, or by car to the beautiful village of St Mullins.

THINGS TO DO AND SEE AROUND GRAIGUENAMANGH

HIDDEN TRAILS

Hidden Trails is based in the historic and picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh, nestled in the beautiful Barrow Valley. From the calm and tranquil walkways along the river Barrow, to the stunning heights of Mount Leinster and the rolling walks around Brandon Hill. If you are looking to get away from it all, even for just a few hours, a visit here is a must. Hidden Trails offer a variety of walks to suit all ages and abilities, taking in the scenery and sharing a few stories along the way. There is so much history and beauty here just waiting to be discovered. They also offer cycle tours or just hire a bike yourself and head off, or you might like to try out a bit of canoeing & kayaking on the river with its locks and rapids a plenty.

www.hiddentrails.ie

CUSHENDALE WOLLEN MILLS

Cushendale Wollen Mills pride themselves on their ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. They produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.

THE EDWARD HAYDEN SCHOOL OF COOKERY

The cookery school, with Brandon Hill in the background, boasts a large kitchen suitable for both demonstration and hands-on classes with an adjoining dining room and stylish utility room area. Edward Hayden is a well-known chef and food writer/blogger and is very familiar to radio and television audiences from his weekly cookery slots on TV3's Ireland AM and regular appearances on KCLR 96FM.

www.edwardentertains.com

BRANDON HILL LOOP

The Brandon Hill loop is a challenging 12 KM trail, you will follow minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside patches to reach the peak. The Brandon Loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh, where you can drop into the 13th century Cistercian monastery of Duiske Abbey or stop in for a spot of lunch in the picturesque town full of traditional character and charm.

WATERSIDE RESTAURANT

The restaurant at Waterside, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, has earned a reputation for excellence over many years. The room itself, with its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. The atmosphere in the dining room is relaxed and comfortable. The food is good, the wine list is delicious with over 40 wines from right around the globe.