Inistioge

Travel Guide
Inistioge featuring landscape views, a bridge and a river or creek

Spend a day fishing and explore the cobblestone streets of this picturesque village, a short drive from Kilkenny.

Inistioge is an excellent base for riverside walks, country hikes and fishing trips. The scenic village is nestled in the Nore valley south of Kilkenny and is surrounded by rolling hills and lush green fields. Sit down in the pretty village square and watch the world go by, or stop for a pint of Guinness at a traditional Irish pub. Many tourists visit as a day-trip from Kilkenny.

Take a walk around the village to discover its main sights. The village is small, and a walk will take around an hour at most. Find the remnants of a 13th century Augustinian priory, as well as several other medieval ruins. Enjoy views of River Nore and the beautiful 10-span arched Inistioge bridge from the village green or a riverside café.

The nearby Woodstock Estate was the home of the influential Tighe family for generations. Only the ruins of the once-impressive 18th century house can be seen today. The surrounding gardens have been fully restored and you’ll find many other gems across the estate. Admire the rare and exotic trees at the Woodstock Arboretum, which includes two striking avenues – one lined with Monkey Puzzle trees and the other lined with Noble Firs.

Inistioge is home to a popular summer festival offering entertainment. Catch live music, circus performances, a vintage car show and a farmers’ market. The family-friendly festival takes place each June.

The village offers plenty of beautiful spots for freshwater fishing. You can fish in the river right in the village itself or head further out for a little more peace and quiet. Some fishing areas are private. Obtain a fishing licence from O’Donnell’s pub in town.

Instioge is a half-hour drive from Kilkenny. There is plenty of parking in and around town. There is also a regular public bus service to Inistioge from neighboring towns, including Kilkenny.

Where to stay in Inistioge

Grove Farm House B&B
Grove Farm House B&B
3 out of 5
Ballycocksuist, Inistioge, Kilkenny
The price is €85 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Inistioge. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"This house has a lovely history of being in the family for several generations. The garden surrounding the house is lovely."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Grove Farm House B&B
18th Century Coachhouse in a Courtyard Setting
18th Century Coachhouse in a Courtyard Setting
Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Stay at this family-friendly farm stay in Inistioge. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Perfect place for a family break
"We had the best time. Perfect place for a family gathering. A few mins drive to inistoge which has a couple of bars and cafes and lovely picnic spot by the river, also woodstock gardens only a few mins away. 10 mins from Thomastown which is lovely town with plenty to do and see. The accommodation ..."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

18th Century Coachhouse in a Courtyard Setting
18th century mill house in a courtyard
18th century mill house in a courtyard
Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Stay at this holiday home in Inistioge. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Woodstock Estate and Woodstock House and Gardens are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Cozy cottage in beautiful countryside
"We got the wood stove going while it was snowing out. Perfect. It’s also near a really cute town called Thomastown that has great restaurants. The area itself is beautiful. Great spot for a country get away."

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

18th century mill house in a courtyard
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
18th century mill house in a courtyard
18th century mill house in a courtyard
Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Stay at this holiday home in Inistioge. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Woodstock Estate and Woodstock House and Gardens are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Cozy cottage in beautiful countryside
"We got the wood stove going while it was snowing out. Perfect. It’s also near a really cute town called Thomastown that has great restaurants. The area itself is beautiful. Great spot for a country get away."

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

18th century mill house in a courtyard
Cullintra House - country escape CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AVAILABLE !
Cullintra House - country escape CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AVAILABLE !
Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Stay at this holiday home in Inistioge. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi and 6 bathrooms. Popular attractions Dunbrody Emigrant Ship and Woodstock House and Gardens ...
Cullintra House - country escape CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AVAILABLE !
Riverwalk Student Accommodation
Riverwalk Student Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
Inner Ring Road, Waterford, Waterford
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Waterford. Enjoy an on-site corner shop, laundry facilities and a lift. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
3.4/5 Good! (82 reviews)
Excellent service
"Excellent service. Quite and clean. It is walking distance to the city center."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019

Riverwalk Student Accommodation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.