Lawlors Guesthouse

42/43 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Any golfers

by wardy51

8 of us will be staying in Kilkenny (again)at the end of April. We are playing at Kilkenny, Carlow, and Clonmell. We are looking for a course to play on the way down from Dun Learey (sorry about the spelling, its late) while travelling to Kilkenny and also one when returning back to the ferry. Are there any golfers out there with any suggestions or maybe members that might be able to play with us at their home course.



Re: Any golfers

by orlikins

You will probably end up playing in Mount Juliet in Co. Kilkenny, right?

Check out, I had a look and it has a map of Ireland with recommended golf courses so you can see whether a course is within easy reach of your itinerary or not.


Re: Any golfers

by sean65

Hi Geoff

Carlow is a great course, it's my favourite inland course in Ireland.

I would recommend on the journey between Kilkenny and Dublin

- Rathsallagh - parkland attached to a country house, great sense of space and reasonable value (about 60 euros)
- The European club - links course, down the coast in Wickow about 100 euros. Tough track with spectacular holes.

- Mount Wolseley - parkland hotel course about 50 euro

If you want to blow the bucks look up
- K Club
- Mount Juliet
- Druids Glen

If you want pleasant social golf, check, green fees 20-30 euro
- Castlecomer
- Athy
- Kilkea Castle


Travel Tips for Kilkenny

Walking around in the National...

by greebo

Walking around in the National Park around the lakes, the walks are beautiful ranging from forested areas and mountains. Please avoid being chased by an angry deer because you decided to go off the path into the forest and upset a deer who was just on its second course of dinner and took offence at being disturbed by a blundering idiot.


by orlikins

When you're in Kilkenny, this would apply to Waterford too, you will probably see lots of references to 'Ormond', like Ormond St/road, businesses & hotels with Ormond in the name. And you might just fleetingly wonder what that might refer to.

Ormond is the anglicization of the original Irish name of 'Urmhumhan' meaning 'East Munster'. Munster is the southerly irish province.

During the Norman invasions (1100-1200 +/-), Prince John of England granted the barony of Ormond to an English settler who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland. Around the mid 1200's this family had adopted 'Butler' as their surname and ruled over Kilkenny and most of North & East Tipperary and became one of the most famous Anglo-Irish families in Ireland. The first Earl of Ormond was created in 1328 and they set up residence in Kilkenny Castle. However their power in Kilkenny was slowly eroded with the arrival of English settlers from the 1600's onwards.

This guy here is Cainneach, the patron saint of Kilkenny (Cill Chainnaigh in Irish)


by sue_stone

Kells is a small village 13km's south of Kilkenny.

There is not much to it (besides Kells Priory, previously mentioned), but there is a nice stone bridge and really pretty countryside.

A great place for a break and some photography!!

Another people meeting pub

by IrishFem about Matt the Miller's bar

Very young crowd in this pub, lots of fun and loud music. They don't seem that fussy but l have discovered like Dublin people like to dress up and look good and this pub is no exception. However you could also dress in jeans and still gain entry to the pub.


by orlikins about The Venue

Great dance tracks, something for everyone musically. It's a total meat market and if you're female, I can guarantee that your butt will be pinched black and blue by the end of the night...they're not backward about coming forward in Kilkenny, thats for sure! :-) . E12 entry fee


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