Outdoor Adventures, Recreation and Sports

Kilkenny offers a variety of outdoor activities, recreations, and sports.

Some popular activities include fishing, cycling, falconry, archery, and water-based activities.

There are also numerous parks, gardens, and farms to explore on walking tours. Visitors and locals can step inside picturesque parks and gardens and immerse themselves in their beauty or uniqueness, such as stunning rockeries, spectacular waterfalls and water fountains, or observe the diverse wildlife living amongst the native flora and fauna.

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For those who seek physical challenges, activities such as low ropes, orienteering, challenge courses, and laser combat can be enjoyed by families, groups, or individuals, Kilkenny is full of thrill seeking adventure!

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Kilkenny has various sports and activities for tourists and residents alike. Some of the popular sports include hurling and camogie, Gaelic football, soccer, basketvball, tennis and rugby.

Kilkenny is famous for its legendary hurling and camogie teams and has a world-class hurling stadium, UPMC Nowlan Park. The stadium hosts major hurling matches throughout the year for all ages and is home to the Kilkenny hurling team.

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