Planning a hen or stag this year and wondering what location to choose for the wild weekend? Look no further than the medieval city of Ireland that is Kilkenny. Kilkenny city has been quite the destination in recent years amongst hen and stag groups. In this post, we’re going to reveal five reasons why you must choose Kilkenny for the special weekend. Keep on reading to find out why….
1. Enriched with History
For those who love to explore and learn something new about an area, Kilkenny will be right up your street. The city is filled with history. There are churches, cathedrals, round towers, abbey’s, and castles scattered all around the town. Not to mention, lots of historical activities like The Smithwick’s Experience, Rothe House, Butler Gallery, to name a few. Spend the morning exploring and sightseeing before the wild night ahead.
2. Famous for Arts & Crafts
Arts and crafts play’s a big role in Kilkenny. ‘Kilkenny Arts Festival ‘takes place annually and is an extremely popular festival amongst both locals and tourists. The Design Centre is another famous spot for both locals and tourists. Kilkenny is home to several famous festivals that are known worldwide such as Savour Food Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Cat Laughs, and Kilkenomics, again to name a few.
3. Known for its Delicious Food
Another brilliant thing about Kilkenny is the wide range of amazing restaurants. The city offers such a diverse range of cuisine to suit every different individual. From traditional, Italian, Mexican to oriental, there are lots to choose from. Some of our personal favourites are CakeFace, Aroi, Langton’s, and Paris Texas.
4. Choice of Bars & Pubs
Home to one of the best bars in Ireland – The Left Bank, Kilkenny has a diverse range of pubs to let your hair down in. From modern to traditional, there’s something for every sort of folk.
Finally, activities. Kilkenny has an abundance of activities to get stuck into, from outdoor to indoor. Kilkenny is the only place that offers some of these exclusive activities. Activities like the Assault Course, Perfume Making, The Hurling Experience, and Kilkenny Ghost Tours are exclusive to Kilkenny.