Autumn is a great time of the year to travel. The colours of the city change to warmer, cosier tones, the streets and attractions are quieter and there is less of a queue for a table in your favourite restaurant. Autumn in Kilkenny is extra special with plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to keep you and your family busy during a mid-term break. The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is the ideal accommodation for an autumn break offering comfort, value for money and a great location for a relaxing break on the skirt of the city. Book directly with our team or on our website for our best available rates, guaranteed.
Enjoy Kilkenny Heritage
In the city, there is a very special and unique walk called the Medieval Mile. If you are interested in learning about the history and heritage of our beautiful city, this walk is ideal. Learn more about the beautiful buildings and what they were used for in Medieval times, stroll down secret lanes & slipways and visit a beautiful Dominican Abbey with some of the most impressive stained glass in the county along the way. There are indoor stops along the way so it’s perfect to dip in and out of shelter if the unpredictable Irish weather isn’t on your side. Finish your walk with a pint and a bite to eat in the traditional home of witches in Kilkenny, Kyteler’s Inn, and learn the fascinating story of its most infamous owner.
Outdoor Fun in Kilkenny
You can never guarantee great weather in Ireland, so Autumn is as good a time as any to get out and explore. Adventure lovers can spend an afternoon in the treetops, ziplining in Castlecomer Discovery Park where you can hide under the trees of the woodland walk if it rains. Brandon Hill Loop is a challenging hike with some of the most rewarding scenery of all trails in Kilkenny and is worth adding to your list. Explore the Kilkenny countryside with a visit to Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, overlooking the River Nore Valley where you can enjoy some of the finest native flora and fauna. Once occupied by Vikings, the fascinating Dunmore Caves is technically outdoors and takes you 700 steps underground to explore our lesser-known heritage.
Autumn Festivals in Kilkenny
The Sound of Animation is the theme for this year’s Kilkenny Animated Festival taking place in the heart of Kilkenny City from September 29 – October There are often smaller community celebrations and local craft markets in the city and the smaller towns around Kilkenny. There is always something to do here.
Family Fun in Kilkenny
If you’re already planning your mid-term break with the kids, well done. You can never be too prepared! Kilkenny is packed with family-friendly activities with something for all ages. Visit the National Reptile Zoo in Kilkenny and learn more about species you’ll never see in the wild in Ireland. Nore Valley Park is great for big and little kids to get up close and personal with their animals in the open farm and maybe even help them at feeding time. On a wet day, show your room card for Hoban Hotel Kilkenny at K Bowl and receive one hour of bowling for only €20 per 6 people. Experience the exhilaration of kart racing against your friends on the 1km super smooth track at Kiltorcan Kart Racing, about a 20-minute drive from the Hoban Hotel. If the weather is fine, take a 40-minute spin out to Tramore, enjoy a day by the seaside and try your luck at the amusement and slot machines.
Plan your autumn getaway to Hoban Hotel Kilkenny and enjoy Ireland’s Ancient East without the summer crowds. When you book on our website, you’ll save a minimum of €10 per night and receive a complimentary drink with your meal in 1801 Restaurant and Bar.