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, enjoying some desserts at the Mulicán Café.
Graiguenamanagh is a scenic riverside town nestled in the picturesque Barrow Valley.
The Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the rich and interesting history of this village from the arrival of the Cistercian Monks in 1204 through to the present day.
Duiske Glass Gift shop is renowned for its grapevine cut wine glasses, crystal and giftware which are now exclusively available at Duiske Glass.
We are a family run B&B with an enchanted location which has to be seen to be believed. We are nestled into the hill which climbs out of the historic village of St Mullins. Below us the mighty Barrow River winds its majestic way.
We pride ourselves on our ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. We produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.
The stunning Failte Ireland four star rated Brandon View House B&B is nestled in a valley of lush green countryside in Kilkenny. Choose from six newly renovated ensuite bedrooms, offering all the comforts of your home and all modern conveniences. Visitors have easy access to discover some of Kilkenny's greatest treasures, while also having the sleepy and charming town of Graiguenamanagh just a stone's throw away, offering a fine selection of Restaurants and traditional pubs. Enjoy a round of golf or for those looking for something adventurous try quad biking or water sports, including canoeing and kayaking on the River Barrow.
Edward will be doing cookery demonstrations over the weekend as well as giving hands-on tuition.
Boasting private dining facilities, he will also be doing children’s cookery workshops and corporate team building events.
Irish & Continental cuisine featuring game in season, local specialties such as smoked eel and an extensive international wine list. With its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. Ideal location to eat and drink in Kilkenny.
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.
We 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. We 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.
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. For direct walking directions visit page 4 and 5 of the Trails Brochure.