Jenkinstown Wood Loop

Creamery House

Originally built in approx. 1750

Kilkenny Castle

Local Attractions

Creamery House Castlecomer - The creamery house is a 18th Century Georgian house located in the centre of the town Castlecomer. Originally built in approx. 1750 by the Wandesford family who lived on the eastern side of the Deen River which flows through the town. The Building was recently redeveloped in 2015 and now has a restaurant, offices and meeting room, and has some small exhibition rooms. 
 
Dunmore Caves - The show cave at the Dunmore cave is a very well-developed and includes an exhibition centre. History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique insight into this county Kilkenny landmark. Consisting of a series of Chambers formed over millions of years, the caves contain some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish triads. Admission to the cave is by guided tour only. Contact information- 056-7767726 
 
Jenkinstown Wood Loop - Jenkinstown wood loop is located 12km outside Castlecomer. Jenkinstown Park was once part of a large estate. Today, the old house is long gone but remnants of 1870s parkland have survived, including rare Chinese Necklace Poplars Facilities include a picnic site, forest walk and deer park. This loop is one of a network of trails being developed by Coillte (the Forestry Board) as part of the Coillte Outdoors Programme.  
 
Kilkenny Castle - Kilkenny Castle is a castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several route ways. Admission to the castle is through the central doorway of the residential block. There is a self-guided tour of the castle interiors which includes the so called ‘medieval room’ in the basement of the North West tower which is the only surviving medieval part of the castle, then moving upstairs a couple of impressive stairways of different periods and designs, dining room, drawing room, library and withdrawing rooms as well as various bedrooms and bathroom facilities as of the 1830ies. Certain times of year access is by guided tour only. There are extensive gardens and parklands you can access free of charge if the castle tour doesn’t interest you. 

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