Kilkenny, made famous internationally by its exported beer, is also home to the impressive Mount Juliet Estate which hosted the American Express World Golf Championship in 2002, won by Tiger Woods, with Retief Goosen in second place.
As well as Mount Juliet golfers can test themselves on the excellent partner courses at Faithlegg and Waterford Castle.
Kilkenny itself is a vibrant town with many art galleries and historic buildings. A popular arts festival has been held in August every year since the late 1970s.
Visitors shouldn’t miss out on the historic delights of Kilkenny Castle and St Canice’s Cathedral.