Trail Kilkenny


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Trail Kilkenny is an award winning, non-profit company which formed in 2006 as a result of the work of BNS Rural Development, one of the predecessors of KL, in the rural tourism and walking trail development sector.


Walking and Hiking

The company to date has 11 looped walking trails developed to Fáilte Ireland standards.   The company has also launched two on-road cycling routes- with more to follow.  The ‘flagship’ project of Trail Kilkenny is the linear walking route, the Nore Valley Walk, which has received spectacular reviews and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the county.  Local landowners, angling groups and walking clubs were all actively involved in its development and maintenance.


Themed trails

The Craft and Food Trails are already market leaders in the concept or ‘themed trail’ sector.  They will be followed by the proposed canoeing ‘waterway’ trails on the Barrow, Nore and Suir rivers and also by another themed trail which focuses on ‘Haunted Kilkenny’- examining the folklore of the paranormal in the county.


Trail App

Trail Kilkenny launched Ireland’s first smartphone trail app to help walkers and hikers find and navigate their way around the walking trails.  The app will also allow you to view Kilkenny’s best Food and Craft trail members from the “Taste of Kilkenny Food Trail” and “Made in Kilkenny”craft trail.  The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The iPhone app is available free of charge and you will find a link to your download from the Trail Kilkenny website or



Visit the Trail Kilkenny Website



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