Visit the largest Cistercian Duiske Abbey in the gorgeous village of Graignamanagh. Enjoy the ambience by the River Barrow on the way to Duiske Glass Kilkenny, followed by a visit to see Cushendale Wollen Mills. Finish your journey by bike, on foot, or by car to the beautiful village of St Mullins, enjoying some desserts at the Mulicán Café.
The Brandon Hill loop is a challenging 12 KM trail, you will follow minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside patches to reach the peak. The Brandon Loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh, where you can drop into the 13th century Cistercian monastery of Duiske Abbey or stop in for a spot of lunch in the picturesque town full of traditional character and charm. For direct walking directions visit page 4 and 5 of the Trails Brochure.
The stunning Failte Ireland four star rated Brandon View House B&B is nestled in a valley of lush green countryside in Kilkenny. Choose from six newly renovated ensuite bedrooms, offering all the comforts of your home and all modern conveniences. Visitors have easy access to discover some of Kilkenny's greatest treasures, while also having the sleepy and charming town of Graiguenamanagh just a stone's throw away, offering a fine selection of Restaurants and traditional pubs. Enjoy a round of golf or for those looking for something adventurous try quad biking or water sports, including canoeing and kayaking on the River Barrow.
Graiguenamanagh is a scenic riverside town nestled in the picturesque Barrow Valley.
The Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the rich and interesting history of this village from the arrival of the Cistercian Monks in 1204 through to the present day.