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Kilkenny: Guided City Boat Tour with Kilkenny Castle Views

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Boat Trips Ireland

Kilkenny: Guided City Boat Tour with Kilkenny Castle Views

Activity provider: Boat Trips Ireland

From US$ 14.60 per person

Take a guided boat tour on the historical River Nore from Canal Square in Kilkenny. Admire the scenery as you drift past the Kilkenny Castle and float under bridges while capturing great photos.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Bring your camera and capture some very unique view of Kilkenny Castle and City
  • Learn of the often unspoken local history that the city and river holds
  • Witness the wildlife that have shared the river with man for 1000's of years
Full description
Boats depart from Canal Square and head upstream on the river Nore. Along the route, passengers will view the medieval architecture of Kilkenny, hear of the local history and take in sites such as the WW1 Memorial, St Canice’s Catheral and Kilkenny’s Round Tower. Turning at Greens Bridge, boats then travels back down stream, under Lady Desert bridge and St Johns Bridge, pass the boarding point, and beneath the shadow of the ever imposing, Kilkenny Castle. Continuing south, boats travels along the crest of Castle Weir through lush greenery to the ruins of Ormonde Woollen Mill. Here, boats turn once more and return passengers to the boarding pontoon at Canal Square. This Guided Boat Tours takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Life Jackets are included and must be worn by all passengers.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Canal Square, John's Bridge, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland. Look for a large feather flag on the riverbank with a floating pontoon below. Boats will arrive and depart from here. Behind you will be Canal Square (Restaurant), Blaa Blaa Blaa (Coffee shop) and Kitty's Cabin (Sweet shop). Also a large statue to the sport of Hurling.

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4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Dear sirs, I need a help from you as I need one more bed in the same room I’ve booked. I’ve call the day before yesterday and you said me that I could ask for it at our check-in and that would be possible as the room space is enough. We will be there around 14.00 for check-in but I prefer notice you in advance. Thank you.

July 25, 2022

Clifford the owner/guide made it an enjoyable trip! gave us some amazing tips on places to go, and eat as well around Kilkenny. a must to do.

September 16, 2022


September 14, 2022

Product ID: 421846