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A scenic inland county filled with mountains, forests, hills, rolling farmlands and rivers, Kilkenny lies at the heart of Ireland's "Sunny South East", offering a warm welcome and pleasures for everyone. This is an ideal destination for holiday-makers who enjoy outdoor sports such as golf, fishing and horse-racing, or who simply wish for a little rest and relaxation amid beautiful surroundings. Visitors with transport will find all kinds of fascinating places to visit across the county, from historic sites and buildings to museums, grand country mansions and awe-inspiring gardens. Arts, crafts and culture are well represented, and the nightlife is varied, especially in the city of Kilkenny where there are many popular bars and restaurants, theatres, live music venues, nightclubs, comedy clubs and festivals. The county has three major rivers: the Barrow, the Suir and the Nore, which flows through the central plain and is beloved among anglers for its plentiful trout and salmon. The highest peak in Kilkenny is Brandon Hill, in the south, and climbers with the puff to reach the top will be rewarded with sensational views over the changing landscapes. Some of the region's most famous sights include Kilkenny Castle and St Canice's Cathedral, incorporating a superb round tower, in Kilkenny city, which is rich in medieval history. Other attractions include Gowran Park horse-racing course, the exceptional Mount Juliet Golf Course in Thomastown, the spectacular limestone chambers of Dunmore Cave in Ballyfoyle, the stunning Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge and the woodland walking trails at Castlecomer Discovery Park, which also hosts exhibitions and festivals. The forested Jenkinstown Park is home to herds of deer, while a huge variety of wildlife, from birds to insects, can be found in and around the waters of Newpark Fen. The 18th Century Kilfane Glen and Waterfall is an idyllic spot, especially on a fine summer's day.

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