Guests may relax and enjoy the lovely gardens at Blanchville House or
for those who prefer to be more active, the Hard Tennis Court and Billiard
& Games Room are available.
There are also numerous activities to enjoy, within easy distance of
Blanchville House, such as Golf, Horse Racing, Fishing, Shooting, Walking
as well as a host outlets offering Handmade Irish Crafts.
In fact at Blanchville you can chose to be as relaxed or active as you
wish and we are always at hand to guide or advise you in whatever way
Gowran Park Race Course, just 5 miles from Blanchville has frequent meetings
and offers both National Hunt, hurdles and flat racing.
We have three very good Equestrian Centres in Kilkenny:
Top Flight Equestrian Centre - 8kms
Wallslough Equestrian Centre - 8kms
Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre, Thomastown - 15kms
Salmon Angling, Fly Fishing and Coarse Fishing are all available locally
with Inchbeg Fishing School offering tuition in both fly and coarse fishing
if required. The 2.5 acre Brandon Lake Coarse Fishery has been specifically
designed for all year round coarse fishing with equipment/tackle, bait
and guides available for hire.
Kilkenny Countryside Leisure offers a year round range of activities including
clay pigeon shooting, indoor rifle target practice, quad motor bike riding
A signposted walk has been established on Brandon Hill, Graiguenamanagh
and there are several local walking clubs who welcome visitors on informal
walks in the area.
Guests may partake of dinner at Blanchville House, by prior arrangement
or we will be happy to advise you on some of the wonderful restaurants
just a few minutes drive away. Kilkenny has become a gourmet centre for
the discerning eater with a superb choice of restaurants providing for
a variety of tastes and palates.