Tours Kilkenny Ireland Ireland's Ancient East

Cycling Tours

These self-guided cycling tours will take you through the beautiful countryside of the Killure area. Killure is situated near the towns of Gowran and Goresbridge. There are many interesting sights to see as you cycle by fields and rivers. Several of the routes contain ancient ruins and churches that are part of Ireland's "Ancient East."

These bicycle routes are between 10-20 km round trip and are perfect for the cyclist with average skills. Enjoy a day in the peaceful countryside with lovely sights that are sure to satisfy.

Route 1

Killure Lodge - Duninga Rath - Culm Crusher - Royal Oak - Bridge over Borrow - Down the Towpath - Goresbridge

Route 2

Killure Lodge - Goresbridge - Kilcumney Standing Stone and Battle 1798 - Walk trail back to the Borris Rd - Goresbridge

Route 3

Killure Lodge - Gowran - St. Mary's Abbey - Gowran Park - Reptile Zoo - Return

Route 4

Killure Lodge - Goresbridge to Graiguenamanagh via Mount Loftus - Ullard - Graiguenamanagh -Tinahinch - Clashganny - Borris - Goresbridge

Suggested Driving Tours (Self-Guided)

Suggested Tours of Ireland

Killure Lodge-Goresbridge-Borris (option to turn off before Graignamanagh to Ullard church, Celtic Cross)- Clashganny ( lock+weir)- Graignamanagh-Inistioge-Thomastown-Bennetsbridge-Gowran-Killure Lodge. 1/2 Day.

Killure Lodge-Goresbridge-Graignamanagh-New Ross-John F. Kennedy Memorial Park-Hook Head Light house-Wexford town-Courtown-Enniscorthy-Bunclody-Borris via Mt.Leinster-Goresbridge-Killure Lodge. 1 Day.

Killure Lodge-Kilkenny -Kells-Kilree-Windgap-Slate Quarries-Ahenny( Celtic High Crosses)-Callan-Kilkenny-Killure Lodge. 1/2 Day.

Kilure Lodge-Kilkenny -Tullaroan-Kilcooley Abbey-Rock of Cashel-Cahir-Clogheen-The Vee-Lismore-Cappaquin-Mahon Falls-Dungarvan-option of Carrick on Suir or Waterford-Killure Lodge. 1 Day .

Killure Lodge-Kilinane( Culm Crusher)-Leighlinbridge-Carlow-Browns Hill Dolmen-Hacketstown-Knocknanna-Aghavanagh-Laragh-GlendaLough-Rathdrum-Avoca-Woddenbridge-Aughrim-Tinahealy-Shillelagh-Tullow-Fighting Cocks-Nurney-Leighlinbridge-Killure Lodge. 1 Day.

Killure Lodge-Kilkenny-Durrow-Borris in Ossory-Roscrea-Birr-Banagher-Clonmacnoise Abbey-Athlone-Mount Bellew-Tuam-Headford-Cong-Conamara-Galway-Ballyvaughan-Lisdoonvarna-Cliffs of Moher-Kilkee-Kilrush-Ennis-Shannon-Bunratty Castle-Limerick-Tipperary-Cahir-Clonmel-Callan-Kilkenny-Killure Lodge. 1 Day.