Several worthwhile waymarked trails cross southern Kilkenny. The South Leinster Way runs for 100km from Kildavin in County Carlow, via 800-metre Mount Leinster in the Blackstairs Mountains, to Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary. The most attractive part is in southern Kilkenny, between Borris – where the path intersects the Barrow Way – and Mullinavat, especially the 16km from Graiguenamanagh to Inistioge. The southernmost section of the Barrow Way, a pretty, 8km riverside path, is the pleasantest way to get from Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins, and there’s a new trail from Thomastown to Inistioge along the Nore – for information on the latter and on the forthcoming Kilkenny–Inistioge path, as well as on other walking and cycling routes in the county, go to wwww.trailkilkenny.ie.

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