Take a Private chauffeur tour of County Kilkenny! See all the sights and meet the locals as you’re chauffeured from location to location. The tour lasts approximately 8 hours. 

The county is rich in heritage and natural beauty. Feel the passion of past generations through places like Kells Priory and Jerpoint Abbey.

INCLUDED
Local Tour Guide Luxury Private Vehicle
Flexible Itinerary Bottled Water
NOT INCLUDED
Admission Fees
Meals

 

1

Pickup

Pickup from your Hotel/B&B
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Kells Priory

An Augustinian Priory founded in 1193. It is situated alongside King’s River beside the village of Kells, about 15km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The priory is a National Monument and is in the guardianship of the Office of Public Works. One of its most striking features is a collection of medieval tower houses spaced at intervals along and within walls which enclose a site of just over 3 acres. These give the priory the appearance more of a fortress than of a place of worship and from them comes its local name of ‘Seven Castles’.
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Jerpoint Glass

For almost 40 years Kathleen and Keith Leadbetter have created a unique collection of Irish handmade glassware from their family run craft studio in Stoneyford. The character and personality of the craftsmen can be seen in each of the handmade pieces that combine everyday functionality with great design. We’ll be able to view a glass-blowing demonstration.
4

Mount Juliet

Visit the world famous Mount Juliet Estate golf course Designed by Jack Nicklaus.
5

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

Tour the local trout farm and see the whole process from start to finish.
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Jerpoint Abbey

An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period. In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture.

The tower and cloister date from the 15th century. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.

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Woodstock Gardens

Visit the charming village of Inistoige and Woodstock Gardens.
8

Duiske Abbey

A National Monument, Duiske Abbey originated in the 13th century as the church of a Cistercian monastery, but today it is a Catholic parish church in the town of Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. The abbey began to deteriorate in 1536 as it was suppressed, and it gradually fell into ruin.

The last tragedy occurred in 1744, when the tower collapsed into the nave. It later underwent some renovations while serving as a place of worship for the Protestant Church of Ireland, returned to the Catholic community in 1812. Duiske Abbey was fully restored 1980’s.

9

Cushendale Woollen Mill

Cushendale Woollen Mill 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.
10

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for its brightly designed ceramic gift & tableware. His Country Shop offers a viewing area where you might see pottery being thrown or decorated and two floors of beautiful pottery, crafts & gifts.
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Moth to a Flame

Moth to a Flame create their candles in a workshop by the river in Bennettsbridge. You can see these candles in production and browse in the adjoining shop, where Glow-Globes and Silkmoth Scented candles to name but a few, are available to purchase.
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Dropoff

Dropoff back to your Hotel/B&B.

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