This Kilkenny getaway will really make a staycation splash

by Shane Dillon

With some people reluctant to travel abroad at the moment, thanks to COVID-19, many others will be looking for a great staycaction instead.

Easter is always a popular time to get away from the city, and the fresh air from down the country may sound even more appealing than usual to us city slickers round about now.

If that sounds like you, why not head off to Kilkenny, where a thoroughly comfortable family Easter break beckons?

The pretty town has been a hit with holidaymakers for many a long year, with a range of hotels popping up to meet demand.

Among these, the four-star Hotel Kilkenny is sure to appeal to a family on the go, with the hotel offering a two or three-night Easter activity break for a family of four, with two children under 12 staying for free.

The staycation package includes accommodation in a spacious deluxe bedroom, a full Irish breakfast each morning, and a two-course dinner on one evening in the hotel’s Pure bar.

You can also enjoy full use of the health and fitness club and pool, and full free access to the kids clubs, family swimming facilities and play areas.

The Kids Club at Hotel Kilkenny offers a wide range of activities, which are guaranteed to keep any four to 12-year-old entertained, with a Lego building challenge, foozeball knockout, bowling tournament, disco/karaoke night, cookie decorating, a movie night, tabletop pool tournament, quiz night, arts & crafts and board game nights – phew!

The kids club is open every day during school holidays from 9.30am until 12.30pm, and again from 5-10pm, giving the grown-ups plenty of time to relax at the hotel, go shopping or explore Kilkenny.

Sealing the deal, the package is from just €350 for the two-night break, and from €450 for the three-night stay.

For further information on this great Easter Family break package, see

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