My husband and I recently spent a lovely weekend away in Kilkenny. We booked a two night stay in the lovely Lyrath estate on the outskirts of the city. Lyrath is a beautiful restored manor house dating back to the 17th century, offering chic bars and a fantastic dining experience.
The grounds surrounding the manor house are beautiful, perfect for walking off a large breakfast/brunch or before dining in one of the fantastic restaurants. Of course I fell in love with the resident furry friends whom I wish I could have smuggled home in the boot of our car!!
Kilkenny city is a lovely vibrant city and we spent a lovely Saturday afternoon exploring the many side streets, full of quaint shops and pubs. We also visited Kilkenny castle and were very lucky to have the sun shining which added to the whole experience.
I would highly recommend a visit to this city, and we ourselves enjoyed it so much we will be returning to Lyrath for another relaxing stay in the future. I didn’t give the spa area a visit this time round, but will definitely book a few treatments next time I’m there.