Tourist attractions and things to do in Graiguenamanagh

View of the weir, the lock house and Brandon hill looking over the river Barrow

Tourist attractions, things to do and where to visit in Graiguenamanagh

Graiguenamanagh is one of my favourite towns in Ireland. In the southeast of county Kilkenny, it sits on both the river Barrow and river Duiske, nestled comfortably under Brandon Hill. It has a population of about fifteen hundred people is a beautiful spot to relax and spend a few days. If you are in Graiguenamanagh and looking for some local activities or adventures to do with the family or on your own, some your “things to do in Graiguenamanagh” should include:

Duiske Abbey

Website: Duiske Abbey Graiguenamanagh
Location: Main St, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Duiske Abbey on Google Maps


Cushendale Woolen Mills

Website: Cushendale Woolen Mills
Telephone: +353 59 972 4118
Location: Mill Rd, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, R95 PP83, Ireland
Cushendale Woolen Mills on Google Maps


Hidden Trails Guided Tours

Website: Hidden Trails
Telephone: +353 86 0233533
Location: Graiguenamanagh, county Kilkenny


Duiske Glass

Website: Duiske Glass Kilkenny
Telephone: +353 59 972 4174
Location: High Street, Graignamanagh, Kilkenny,
R95 AH98, Ireland
Duiske Glass on Google Maps


Brandon Hill Loop

Website: Brandon Hill Loop
Location: Brandon hill, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Brandon Hill on Google Maps


Riverboat Adventures

Website: River Boat Adventure on Facebook
Telephone: +353 85 272 6795
Location: The Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Riverboat Adventures on Google Maps


Pure Adventure

Website: Pure Adventure
Telephone: +353 87 226 5550
Location: The Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Pure Adventure on Google Maps


Waterside Bike Hire

Website: The Waterside Guest House
Telephone: +353 59 972 4246
Location: The Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Waterside Bike Hire on Google Maps


Go With The Flow

Website: Go With The Flow
Telephone: +353 87 252 9700
Location: The Lock House, Clashganny, Borris,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Go With The Flow on Google Maps


Paddle Your Own Canoe

Website: Paddle Your Own Canoe
Telephone: +353 87 414 0461
Location: The Hub, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Paddle Your Own Canoe on Google Maps


The Devils Menu Boutique Cookery School

Website: The Devils Menu
Telephone: + 353 85 114 8170
Location: Tinnahinch, Co. Carlow,
R95 PP64, Ireland
Devils Menu on Google Maps


Silaire Wood

Website: Silaire Wood Loop Walk
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Silaire Wood on Google Maps


Barrow Valley Activities Hub

Website: Barrow Valley Activities Hub
Telephone: +353 83 893 3954
Location: Old Dock, Brandondale, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, R95 N9K1, Ireland
Barrow Valley Activities Hub on Google Maps


Tinnahinch Castle

Website: Tinnahinch Castle
Location: Tinnahinch, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Tinnahinch Castle on Google Maps


Graiguenamanagh Library

Website: Graiguenamanagh Library
Telephone: + 353 56 779 4178
Location: Convent Lane, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Graiguenamanagh Library on Google Maps


Edward Hayden School of Cookery

Website: Edward Hayden
Telephone: 087 776 3312
Location: Mill Rd, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny,
R95 A0DV, Ireland
Edward Hayden School on Google Maps


Peg Washingtons Lane

Website:Peg Washingtons Lane
Location: Brandondale, Graiguenamanagh
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Peg Washingtons Lane on Google Maps


Coolnamara Viewing Point

Location: Coolnamara, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Coolnamara Viewing Point on Google Maps


Clashganny Loop Walk

Website: Clashganny Loop Walk
Location: Baile an Aitinn, Clohastia,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Clashganny Loop on Google Maps


While I’ve only managed to visit about two thirds of the above myself, most activites/things to do in graiguenamanagh are well recommended on all sites. The best advice would be to check out Trip Advisor for activities you’re interested in. Trip Advisor might also recommend things to do in Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny. I hope you have a great time exploring Graiguenamanagh or as the locals call it, Graig. But be sure to check out the surrounding areas also. Especially across the river in county Carlow at Tinnahinch or Clashganny. Graiguenamanagh is a fantastic town. Be sure to take a ramble along the river Barrow Towpath (Google the Barrow Way for more information). Let me know how you get on and if you discover any other outdoor activities in Graiguenamanagh or the area that you think are worth recommending. And if you end up in Kilkenny City as you holiday in this region, drop down to the Boat Trips in the city centre and say hello. All the best and enjoy.

PS. The links below might be of use if you are exploring other parts of county Kilkenny and are looking for other tourist attractions.

Lists for other towns, tourist attractions and things to do in county Kilkenny

Bennettsbridge   Callan   Castlecomer   Freshford   Goresbridge   Inistioge   Kilkenny City   Thomastown   Urlingford

Things to do in Kilkenny City

List of Kilkenny Walks, Parks & Woods

List of Kilkenny Playgrounds

List of Kilkenny Golf Clubs





A few pictures of Graiguenamanagh with lots of things to see and do.

Finding Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny – Google Map below.

4th December 2021


Clifford Reid

Written by Clifford Reid


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