Sight Seeing in and around Kilkenny

County Kilkenny offers an abundance of fascinating Historic Sites, Castles, Abbeys, Irish High Crosses, forest parks and scenic drives all within easy distance of Blanchville House.

Gowran Collegiate Church :
Gowran Collegiate ChurchDating from 1275, it features monuments of great beauty and is located just 3 miles from Blanchville House | See for more details
Kilree Irish High Cross : image © The Irish Place
Irish High Crosses | Kilree High CrossThere are a number of High Crosses, mostly dating from the 8th & 9th centuries to be found at Kilree, near Kells, Killamery, Kilkieran, Ullard and Duiske Abbey | see for more details
Dunmore Cave : image © National Monuments Service
Dunmore CaveA well-developed show cave consisting of a series of chambers, exhibition centre, guide service, steps, cat-walks and lighting - admission by guided tour only | see for full details
Visit Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny CastleThe main seat of the Butler family from 1391 until the present century. There are guided tours, an art gallery, cafe, extensive pleasure grounds and well equipped outdoor children's play area | see for full details
Kells Priory - Image © National Monuments Service
Kells PrioryAn extensive, Augustinian Priory founded in 1193 adjacent to which is a large mill that now serves at a visitor centre and craft area | See for full details
Jerpoint Abbey : image © Monastic Ireland
Jerpoint AbbeyLauded as the finest Cistercian monastic ruins in Ireland with a visitor centre, exhibition and guide service provided | See for full details
Rothe House Museum & Garden, Kilkenny
Rothe House Museum & GardensA 16th Century Tudor Town House of great charm and featuring a fine period costume display as well as frequent visiting exhibtions | see for full details
Kilfane Glen & Waterfall : ©
Kilfane Glen & WaterfallThe romantic era garden (1790) has been recently restored and features a waterfall and cottage ornee.

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