Christmas at the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny
Kilkenny is one of the best cities to spend Christmas safely this year. With an array of shopping streets and sites to visit, you will be spoiled for choice and cheer.
The new Green Friday initiative was started to help all our local Irish businesses, to spread the awareness of the value small businesses have in our local communities and to make a positive impact on the environment. This event takes place the same day as Black Friday, a day of mass consumerism, generally benefitting large multinationals most. Staying in The Hoban Hotel on the fringe of Kilkenny City, gives you direct access to shop in all our fantastic Kilkenny shops, many privately owned!
Our favourite shopping destinations in the city are Macdonagh Junction, with over 30 stylish stores stocked full of designer and cost-conscious brands, the choice is simply fantastic. Here, you can enjoy fantastic fun with family or friends, should government restrictions allow, K-Bowl or KZONE for bowling, video games, mini golf and air hockey!
Kilkenny Retail Park
Should you wish to shop right on the hotel’s doorstep, you can walk or park your car just across the way at he the Kilkenny Retail Park. It has established itself as one of the Midlands favourite shopping destinations with shoppers flocking to anchor stores like Woodies DIY and Jellytots Play Centre.
Other great stores here include:
• Meubles Furniture & Home Store
• DID Electrical
• Woodies DIY
• Carpet Right
• Hickeys Home Focus
• Jellytots Play Centre
Access to Kilkenny City
Accessing Kilkenny City is very easy from The Hoban Hotel. If you decide to drive to the hotel, you can enjoy ample free parking right on our doorstep throughout your stay. Kilkenny City Centre is only a 5-minute drive away with plenty of parking facilities near the shopping areas in the city. If you feel like stretching the legs and making your way into the city by foot, you can safely do so in approximately 40 minutes to the city centre.
Attractions in the City
After your shopping and Christmas preparations are all complete, you still have many activities surrounding to fill your day! Kilkenny is a thriving tourist spot, particularly for Irish history lovers. Kilkenny City has kept most of its medieval Norman architecture, with Kilkenny Castle Parkland being Ireland’s no.1 free to enter visitor attraction, where a walled demesne parkland and formal terraced gardens still stand. Should government restrictions allow, you can safely explore the excellent food options in the famous marble city before coming back to the hotel for a relaxing night of rest.
To book your stay in Hoban Hotel, visit our official website for access to our lowest rates and the best special offers you’ll find. You can also call or email our friendly team if you prefer. We look forward to welcoming you soon!