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EVENTS GUIDE

Sunday 1st - Sunday 29th

September 2013


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Sponsor’s note Kilkenny Trails Festival is a collaboration between Trail Kilkenny and Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership who have come together to create a programme of events designed to allow you get out and about, get active and explore the Kilkenny countryside. Enjoy! For information on a whole range of walking, cycling, food and craft trails visit www.trailkilkenny.ie If you would like information about future walking events and programmes contact Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership Tel: 056 779 4990 or email: info@krsp.ie Thanks to Kilkenny Tourism and Failte Ireland for supplying images .


Welcome to Kilkenny Trails Festival This year’s festival is action packed - with more than sixty events planned for the month of September, we reckon there’s probably something for everybody…! Nature trails including the bat walk along the River Nore, heritage trails to discover the City’s history lying beneath your feet, meet the gardener and tour the walled gardens

at Mount Juliet, explore the grounds of the Shankill Castle with the Cope family, pack a picnic and head off to one of the great picnic trail gatherings in Woodstock, Jenkinstown or at the amazing Harvest Picnic – the Grand Finale Event of the Festival with its Artisan Food & Craft market and fun on the farm. There are amazing activity trails like the weekly weekend walk challenges, start a walking habit with the City Fit Walk Series, Get Back on your Bike, explore Kilkenny on a Hike and Bike, paddle the river in a CANADIAN CANOE, try out orienteering or discover the delights of a walk along the riverbank.

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City Schools Scavenger Hunt Children of first class city schools bring their own picnic and gather for a walk to the park and join in a massive scavenger hunt.

Meet at: Kilkenny Castle Park th When: Wednesday, 4 September pm 1.30 – am 11.30 Time: Price: FREE To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie

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Foraging for Food - Nature’s Bounty

r safe, wild food. a trail to forage fo Join Mary White on ing; foodies and interested in forag A walk for anyone ts. wildlife enthusias r park) ge (Primary School ca Meet at: Bennettsbrid st er mb Septe When: Saturday, 21 0pm 1.3 on no 12 e: m Ti s & children aged 7+ Suitable for: Adult Adult; €20 Family 0 Price: €5 Child; €1 Tel: 087 270 7189 To Book: Mary White ails@gmail.com otr ec Email: blackstairs

Join Olivia and Roger Goodwillie at Lavistown House to gather wild food and learn to make natural goodies on their Foraging for Food Day.

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Follow the Wild life Ranger as he tracks bat activity alon g the riverbank at dusk. Meet at: Old Sw imming Pool, Jo hn’s Quay When: Wedne sday, 25th Sept ember Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm Suitable for: Adults & childre n aged 4+ Price: FREE To Book: not re quired

Meet at: Lavistown House, Sion Road When: Saturday, 7th September Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm Suitable for: Adults & children aged 8+ Price: €70 Adult; €20 Child - price includes lunch, coffee and snacks To Book: Olivia & Roger Tel: 086 840 7754 Email: info@lavistownhouse.ie


Archaeology Beneath Your Feet A walking tour around the city guided by archaeologist Sinead Marshall, visiting sites between St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle, excavated over the last 20 years (including Grace’s Castle, the Courthouse and Kieran Street) to discover the archaeology that lies beneath their feet. Meet at: St. Canice’s Cathedral (front gate) th When: Saturday, 14 September 5.00pm Time: 4.00pm Suitable for: All ages Price: €4 Adult; €10 Family; €3 Concession To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie

The Medieval Walled City of Kilkenny Guided by Liam Mannix, Her itage Council, explore the remaini ng sections of Kilkenny’s City walls and learn about daily life during the Middle Ages.

Meet at: St. Canice’s Cathedral (front gate) When: Monday, 23rd September Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm Suitable for: Adults & children 12+ Price: FREE To Book: Liam Mannix Tel: 086 055 0755 Email: lmannix@heritagecounc il.ie

Children’s Archaeology W orkshop What’s Beneath Yo ur Feet

A children’s interactive wo rkshop taking the form of a walking tour; guided by arc haeologist Sinead Marshall, visiting recently excavated sites between St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Cas tle, with fun activity sheets all about what they’ll discov er ‘lies beneath’! Meet at: St. Canices’ Cathedral (fron t gate) When: Saturday, 21st September Time: 4.00pm Suitable for: Child ren of all ages Price: €3 To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie

Meet the Maker Craft Trail Tou rs Meet the county’s craft makers in their studios and workshops – from Christopher Heltzel, in the city and Rosema rie Durr and Andrew Ludick’s earthenware form s at Castlecomer Estate Yard, to Brid Lyons’ Clay Creations in Thomastown. City Tour with Ray Power

Meet at: Castle Arch Pottery, Castle Yard , Kilkenny When: Saturday, 7th September Time: 11.00am - 12 noon To Book: Ray Power Tel: 087 232 7743 Castlecomer Tour with Carl Parker

Meet at: Castlecomer Estate Yard When: Saturday, 14th September Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm To Book: Carl Parker Tel: 056 444 0876 Thomastown Tour with Gus Mabe

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Meet at: Karen Morgan Studio, Market St., Thomastown When: Saturday, 28th September Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm To Book: Gus Mabelson Tel: 056 772 4777 Suitable for: Adults & children Price: Each tour is FREE

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Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail

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The Mount Juliet Estate will host a walk along the trails of this splendid 1,200 acre country estate followed by tea and scones in the Hunters Yard.

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Castle (front door) Meet at: Shankill nd st 8th , 15th & 22 and When: Sunday 1th , st th st & 28 September Saturday, 7 , 14 , 21 5pm Time: 3.00pm - 3.4 es ag All : for Suitable t 1 half price Price: €5 – buy 1 ge 2 6145 97 9 05 l: Te : To Book

Meet at: Reception, Mount Juliet House When: Wednesday 4th & 18th; Monday 9th & 23rd and Saturday 14th & 28th September Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm Suitable for: All ages Price: €10 Child; €20 Adult; €50 Family To Book: Tel: 056 777 3000

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Join the Head Gardener for a guided Tree Trail, explore the Woodland Trail and pick a spot to enjoy your picnic and while away the afternoon, as the children play among the stunning trees and gardens. Meet at: Woodstock Gardens th When: Sunday 15 September Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm Suitable for: All ages Price: FREE - just bring your own picnic To Book: Pre-book Tel: 056 779 4373 Email: parks@kilkennycoco.ie

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Yard Meet at: Bar in the Hunters st th nd urday, 7th & 21 When: Monday, 2 th& 16 th; Sat tember and Wednesday, 11 & 25 Sep Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm Suitable for: All ages Adult; €60 Family Price: €12.50 Child; €27.50 0 300 777 056 : To Book: Tel

Guided Tree Walk and Picnic in Jenkinstown Explore the Jenkinstown woodlands on a 4km autumn walk guided by a forester and learn about the trees at this time of year. Bring along a picnic to enjoy in this beautiful setting. Meet at: Jenkinstown When: Sunday, 22nd September Time: 12 noon Suitable for: All ages Price: FREE To Book: no booking required


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Harvest Picnic

and Artisan Food & Craft Market

at Highbank Orchards Kilkenny Highbank Organic Farm, Cuffesgrange, - 6.00pm Sunday, 29th September from 10.00am Price: €5.00 per car

ies picnic Bring a picnic, pre-order a Glasraí & Good ket mar food the or pick up picnic treats from . farm the at and join in the fun Events include: e from Kilkenny to Burnchurch cycl Guided a Princess and Duelling Guided Heritage Train Tour – Tales of os – Anne Neary & Gentlemen Bread, Butter and Jam dem ery workshops pott Edward Hayden Mud Workshops – m cycle track (bikes available MADE in Kilkenny Craft demos 2.5k Baking Competition to hire on the farm) Children’s Cookie ibition ’81 Not Out’ Highbank Harvest Farm Walk Art Exh Off the Kilkenny Ring Road take Directions to Highbank Farm: the left. for 7.5 km and Highbank Farm is on

A gather of all tr ing and fam ails ily on Highb fun ORGANIC ank Farm

Prebook the Heritage Train Tour: Tel: 056 772 9918 Price: €4 per person or €15 for family

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Pre-order your Glasraí & Goodies Picnic: Tel: Siobhan 056 773 3799 or send an Email to siobhan@glasraiandgoodies.com

the Callan Road

Highbank Orchards, Highbank Organic Farm, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny Tel: 056 772 9918


2013 Kilkenny Trails Festival Events at a Glance Week 1 Events Brandon Hill with Tyndall Walking Club Hike & Bike to Bennettsbridge Shankill Castle Garden History Tour Go with the Flow Canadian Canoeing Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

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Date

Time/Duration

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9.30am

Sun 1st

(4-6 hrs) 11.00am (3 hrs)

Sun 1

st

3.00pm

Sun 1st

(45mins)

Sun 1st

14

€5 buy 1 get 1 half price

6

Re-Introduction to Cycling

Tues 10

10

Incredible Edibles

Wed 11th

12

Orienteering Training Workshop­­­­­­­­­­ Castlecomer

Sat 14th

Wed 4

11.30am (2 hrs)

Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

Wed 4th

Incredible Edibles

Wed 4th

Foraging for Food Guided Cycle to Dunmore Caves

Sat 7th Sat 7th

10.00am (7 hrs) 11.00am

Cycle the Barrow Tow Path

Sat 7th

11.00am (1 hr)

Nordic Walking Workshop

Sat 7th

11.00am (2.5 hrs)

Sat 7th

2.00pm

3.00pm

(1 hr walk)

! ! !

€10C €20A €50F

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6.00pm (1 hr)

(3.5 hrs)

(1 hr tour)

4 12

! ! €12.50C €27.50A €60F

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Sat 7

3.00pm (3 hrs)

€3

3.00pm

€5 buy 1 get 1 half price €20

(2 hrs)

9.30pm (6 hrs)

4

Meet the Maker Craft Trail Tour Sat 14th Castlecomer

€23A/C

11.00am (1 hr)

10am and 2pm

6

Guided Cycle to Dunmore Caves

€70A €20C

Sat 7th

(45mins) 11.00am (3 hrs)

4

12

!

Sat 14th

Shankill Castle Garden History Sat 14th Tour

Price

Page No.

3.00pm

€10C €20A €50F

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6.00pm (2 hrs)

2.00pm (1 hr tour)

10.00am (3-4 hrs)

11.00am (3.5 hrs)

3.00pm (1 hr walk)

3.00pm (45mins)

4.00pm

6

Slievenamon with Tyndall Walking Club

Sun 15th

9.30am (5 hrs)

Hike & Bike to Bennettsbridge Sun 15th

11.00am (3 hrs)

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Sun 15th

13

Shankill Castle Garden History Sun 15th Tour

11

Go with the Flow Canadian Canoeing

Sun 15th

(1.5 hrs)

3.00pm

10 12 6

!

4

€25A/C

13

€23A/C

12

!

5

2.30pm (1 hr)

Sat 14th

Woodstock Guided Tree Trail and Family Picnic

€12.50C €27.50A €60F

6.00pm (1 hr)

Archaeology Beneath Your Feet

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! !

7.00pm (1 hr)

10

10

€15C €20A €59F

Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

Sat 14th

Time/Duration (1 hr walk)

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Wed 11th

City Schools Scavenger Hunt

Sun 8th

Mon 9th

Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

6.00pm (2 hrs)

Sun 8th

City Fit Walk Series

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Tues 3

Sat 7th & Sun 8th Sun 8th

Mon 9th

€12.50C €27.50A €60F

Re-Introduction to Cycling

th

Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

2.00pm

(1 hr tour)

7.00pm (1 hr)

th

€20

Date

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Mon 2nd rd

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Week 2 Events

€15C €20A €59F

(2 hrs)

Mon 2nd

Page No.

10am and 2pm

City Fit Walk Series

Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet Meet the Maker Craft Trail Tour Kilkenny City River Walk and Tea in Ballyduff House Shankill Castle Garden History Tour Hike & Bike to Bennettsbridge Go with the Flow Canadian Canoeing Mount Leinster with Tyndall Walking Club

Price

€10C €20A €50F

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€5 buy 1 get 1 half price

6

€4A €10F €3 Concession

5

! €20

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!

6

(1 hr)

bring your own picnic

3.00pm

€5 buy 1 get 1 half price

6

€15C €20A €59F

13

(45mins)

10am and 2pm (2 hrs)


2013 Kilkenny Trails Festival Events at a Glance Week 3 Events

Date

Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

Mon 16th

Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

Wed 18th

City Fit Walk Series

Mon 16th

Cycle Tour Taster

Wed 18th

Re-Introduction to Cycling

Thurs 19

6.00pm (2 hrs)

Brandon Moonlit Walk

Fri 20th

6.30pm (3 hrs)

Sat 21st

11.00am

€23A/C €10C €15A €45F includes tea & scones

Guided Cycle to Dunmore Caves

Time/Duration 2.00pm

(1 hr tour)

3.00pm

(1 hr walk)

(3.5 hrs)

Sat 21st

11.00am

Incredible Edibles

Sat 21

12 noon

Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

Sat 21st

Nore Valley Walk with Tyndall Walking Club Hike & Bike to Bennettsbridge Go with the Flow Canadian Canoeing Guided Tree Walk and Picnic in Jenkinstown Shankill Castle Garden History Tour

(2 hrs)

(1.5 hrs)

2.00pm

(1 hr tour)

3.00pm

(45 mins)

4.00pm

Sun 22nd

9.30am (5 hrs)

Sun 22nd Sun 22nd

11.00am (3 hrs) 10am and 2pm

Sun 22nd

12 noon

Sun 22nd

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6.00pm (1 hr)

Explore the Barrow Towpath Tour­­­­­­­­­­­

Shankill Castle Garden History Sat 21st Tour Children’s Archaeology Workshop: What’s Beneath Sat 21st Your Feet

€12.50C €27.50A €60F €10C €20A €50F

7.00pm (1 hr)

th

st

Price

(2 hrs)

3.00pm

(45 mins)

€5C €10A €20F €12.50C €27.50A €60F €5 buy 1 get 1 half price €3C

Page No.

€20 €15C €20A €59F

! €5 buy 1 get 1 half price

Price

Page No.

3.00pm

€10C €20A €50F

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Date

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Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

Mon 23rd

6

The Medieval Walled City of Kilkenny

Mon 23rd

5.30pm (1.5 hrs)

10

City Fit Walk Series

Mon 23rd

7.00pm (1 hr)

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Gardens and Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

Wed 25th

11

Bat Walk

Wed 25th

12

Re-Introduction to Cycling

Thurs 26

12

Guided Cycle to Dunmore Caves

Sat 28th

Castlecomer Dog Walk in aid of KSPCA

Sat 28th

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Time/Duration

Week 4 Events

11 14 13

(1 hr walk)

2.00pm (1 hr tour)

7.30pm (1.5 hrs) th

Meet the Maker Craft Trail Tour Sat 28th Thomastown Mount Juliet Estate Walking Trail with Tea and Scones

Sat 28th

Shankill Castle Garden History Sat 28th Tour Mount Alto and Rory’s Hill with Tyndall Walking Club

Sun 29th

Harvest Picnic and Artisan Sun 29th Food & Craft Market Grand Finale at Highbank Organic Orchards Event

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Shankill Castle Garden History Sun 29th Tour

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City Fit Walk Series

Mon 30th

6.00pm (2 hrs) 11.00am (3.5 hrs)

10.30am (3 hrs) 2.30pm (1 hr) 3.00pm (1 hr walk)

3.00pm (45 mins)

9.30am (6 hrs) 10am - 6pm (8 hrs)

3.00pm (45 mins)

7.00pm (1 hr)

! ! €12.50C €27.50A €60F

5 10 6

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12

€23A/C

12

Charity Walk

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4

5

€10C €20A €50F

6

€5 buy 1 get 1 half price

6

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11

€5 per car Book Train Tel: 772 9918 Picnic 773 3799

€5 buy 1 get 1 half price

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City Fit Walk Series Start a walking habit over 5 weeks. This guided walk series explores walking routes around the city and our leader will ensure that you get the maximum health benefit from your walk! Meet at: Canal Square (opp XtraVision) When: Monday, 2nd , 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm Suitable for: All ages Price: FREE To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie

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Nordic Walking Workshop

Trail Kilkenny will lead a walk along the Nore Valley Walk from Inistioge to Ballyduff House along the newly opened sections of the Nore Valley Walk. Tea and coffee will be served in Ballyduff House before walking back to Inistioge.

An experienced leader will guide you through this workshop introducing you to Nordic Walking. Nordic Walking works your upper and lower body at the same time, strengthening your back and abdominal muscles, legs and arms, and reducing neck and shoulder tension - all the while improving the health of your heart and lungs.

Meet at: The Square, Inistioge When: Saturday, 7th September Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm Suitable for: Adults with a good level of fitness and children aged 7+ Price: â‚Ź3.00 To Book: Eoin Hogan Tel: 056 775 2111

Meet at: Loreto Sports Hall When: Saturday, 7th September Time: 11.00am - 1.30pm Suitable for: Adults of all ages Price: FREE To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie


Photo : Tyndall Walking Club

Brandon Hill Walk A guided walk on Brandon Hill, Kilkenny’s highest mountain, led by Tyndall Walking Club. This is a strenuous hike and targeted at fit hikers. The hike will bring you to the top of Brandon Hill where if the weather is fine you can view 5 counties (Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, and Tipperary). Meet at: Kilkenny Cinema When: Sunday, 1st September Time: 9.30am (4-6hrs) Suitable for: Teens (accompanied) & adults with a good level of fitness Price: FREE To Book: not required

oonlit Walk Brandon M A guided moonlight walk to the summit of s, Brandon Hill. Wear a head torch, hiking boot e, waterproof jacket and bring a spare fleec fluids, food and mobile phone.

Meet at: Boat House Graiguenamanagh th When: Friday, 20 September Time: 6.30pm (3 hours) Suitable for: Teens (accompanied) & adults with a good level of fitness Price: FREE To Book: not required

Mount Leinster Walk

Tyndall Walking Club will lead a gu ided walk on Mount Le inster; the highes t mountain in Lein ster and marke d by an RTÉ antenna. It is als in the Blackstairs o the highest peak range and prov ides spectacular vie ws from the sum mit. Meet at: Kilkenn y Cinema When: Sunday, th 8 September Time: 9.30am 3.30pm Suitable for: Te ens (accompanie d) & adults with a go od level of fitness Price: FREE To Book: not require d

Nore Valley Walk Tyndall Walking Club will lead a guided walk along the River Nore, on the stretch of the Nore Valley Walk from Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge and back into Kilkenny.

Meet at: Kilkenny Cinema When: Sunday, 22nd September Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Suitable for: Teens (accompanied) & adults with a good level of fitness Price: FREE To Book: not required

mon Walk Slievena

on led by Tyndall A guided walk on Slievenam sits at the western on am ven Slie Walking Club. Tipperary; just in end of a range of low hills Standing at 721 m . der bor y enn beside the Kilk view from the tic (2,365 ft), it offers a drama ary, Kilkenny per Tip of s ntie top over the cou and Waterford. Meet at: Kilkenny Cinema th ber When: Sunday, 15 Septem rs) (5h am 9.30 e: Tim panied) Suitable for: Teens (accom ess fitn of l leve d goo a with lts & adu d uire req not k: Boo Price: FREE To

Mount Alto and Rory’s Hill Walk Tyndall Walking Club will lead a guided walk on Mount Alto and Rory’s Hill. The walk will bring you through the stunning countryside of Woodstock and the Inistioge area of south Kilkenny. Meet at: Kilkenny Cinema When: Sunday, 29th September Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm Suitable for: Teens (accompanied) & adults with a good level of fitness Price: FREE To Book: not required

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Cycle the Ba

rrow Tow Path

tow path on Explore the River Barrow along the amanagh guen Grai from this short guided cycle . Lock ny hgan to Clas Meet at: Waterside Guesthouse, Graiguenamanagh th When: Saturday, 7 September Time: 11.00am - 12.00 noon 9+ Suitable for: Adults & children aged Price: FREE 408 4008 To Book: Brian Roberts Tel: 086

Explore the Barrow Towpath Cycle from St. Mullins to Graiguenamanagh. Experience the beautiful countryside along the river valley, learn about the history of the Barrow navigation and the natural beauty of the area with a stop at Waterside Restaurant for tea/coffee and fresh fruit scones.

Meet at: Waterside Guesthouse, Graiguenamanagh When: Saturday, 21st September Time: 11.00am - 1.00 pm Suitable for: Adults & children aged 9+ Price: €15 Adult; €10 Child; €45 Family To Book: Brian Roberts Tel: 086 408 4008

12 Reintroduction to Cycling Do you have a bike in the shed? Is it a while since you cycled but fancy givin g it a try again? Over 2 nights, the workshops will reintroduce you to cycling and prepare you to take to the bike in a safe and fun environmen t. All you need is a roadworthy bike and helm et. Join this workshop on one of two date s. Meet at: Gaelscoil Osraí When: Tuesday, 3rd & 10th and Thursday, 19th & 26th September Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Suitable for: Adults of any age To Book: KRSP Tel: 056 779 4990 Email: info@krsp.ie

cle to Dunmore Caves Guided Cy cycle out of Join a Kilkenny Cycle Tours guided s. Includes bike Cave e mor Dun ore expl to nny Kilke e Caves. mor Dun of tour a and helmet hire plus

Meet at: Tea House, Bateman Quayth st th th When: Saturday, 7 , 14 , 21 & 28 September m 1.30p m 11.00a : Time Suitable for: Adults & children aged 4+ Price: €23 per adult or per child 4 years+ To Book: Jason Tel: 086 8954 961


g Training Workshop Orienteerin attending Discover the thrill of orienteering by nteering Orie Irish the by ered deliv a workshop ry and theo of tion bina Association. This is a com re whe ity activ oor outd of ty plen practise with ing teer orien an read to participants will learn how to pursue you g ppin equi nds lege the use map and and enjoy orienteering .

Meet at: Castlecomer Discovery Park th When: Saturday, 14 September Time: 10.00am (for 3-4 hours) Suitable for: Adults & children aged 13+ Price: €25 Adult; €25 Child To Book: Andrew Cox Tel: 087 222 9677 Email: watosecretary@yahoo.co.uk

Dog Walk in aid of KSPCA Bring your pet or dog, alternatively come and enjoy the other wonderful pets and dogs who will be participating in the woodlands walk s in the Discovery Park. There will be mini clinics for teet h/nail clippings supported by a local vet and KSPC A team to provide advice on animal welfare. Meet at: Castlecomer Discovery Park (Pavilion) When: Saturday, 28th September Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm Suitable for: Adults & children aged 7+ Price: FREE To Book: Anton Maz er Tel: 086 2290096 Email: amazer3 1@gmail.com

the Flow Go with Canadian Canoeing Learn how to a paddle a Canadian canoe and to enjoy the waterways of the area. Suitable for beginners or improvers. All equipment supplied - just bring togs, towel and old trainers.

Meet at: Nore or Barrow as suits river conditions When: Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd September Time: 10.00am & 2.00pm (2hrs) Suitable for: Adults & children aged 4+ Price: €20 Adult; €15 Child; €59 Family To Book: Charlie Horan Tel: 087 252 9700

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ur Cycle To Taster Join a Kilkenny Cycle Tours guided Cycle Taster from the Tea House on the river bank at Bateman Quay for a tour around Kilkenny City to discover some of its hidden gems.

Meet at: Tea House, Ba teman Quay When: Wednesday,18th September Time: 6.00pm - 7.00p m Suitable for: Adults & children 4years+ Price: FREE To Book: Jason in Kilkenn y Cycle Tours Tel: 086 895 4961

Bennettsbridge Hike & Bike to

to Bennettsbridge, Cycle along a country road se; call in for Mos s hola Nic at bike park your along the k bac k a browse maybe and wal city y enn Kilk into riverbank an Quay Meet at: Tea House,thBatthem nd st and 22 & 15 , 8 , When: Sunday 1 0pm 2.0 0am 11.0 e: Tim dren 4years+ Suitable for: Adults & chil â‚Ź20 Price: Cycle Tours To Book: Jason in Kilkenny 1 496 895 086 Tel:


How to Book

Most events need to be pre-booked! You will find the contact details alongside each entry in the guide.

Book Early

Tour Numbers

Events Information

Places are limited on most events. Please book early so you don’t miss out!

For everybody’s enjoyment, tours operate with a minimum and maximum number of participants. So if there aren’t sufficient numbers – tours will not be run.

Bikes can be hired and safety equipment provided. You should wear sensible clothing and footwear suited to cycling and walking.

Children

Clothing

Lots of events have been designed with families in mind. Some are only suited to older children and there are some walks that are intended only for accompanied teenagers and adults. Please enquire at the time of booking if you’re not sure.

For Walks and Hikes you will need to wear ankle supported footwear, bring waterproof clothing, snacks and fluids and a mobile phone.

FREE Many of the events are free and all have been priced to encourage you to join in!

Prices Where there is a charge we’ve tried to keep it as low as possible. Charges for Trail Kilkenny and KRSP events are simply to cover costs. A = price per adult; C = price per child and F = price per family of 2 adults + 2 children

Dogs Dogs are not allowed for safety reasons at any festival events, except the Dog Walk!

Hike and Bike

Tyndall Walks No need to pre-book Tyndall Weekend Walks. Just meet the group on a Sunday at 9.30am at Kilkenny Cinema on Gaol Road. These walks are challenging hikes and a reasonably high level of walk fitness is required. They are suited to accompanied teenagers and adults only.

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