Bishop’s Lough is within walking distance of everything the city has to offer. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the many beautiful parks and woodlands in Kilkenny, in particular the Castle Park and Gardens which boast 21 hectares of land surrounding the Castle.

Or enjoy activities such as walking and cycling with numerous walking and cycle routes, suitable for all the family.

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Kilkenny Castle Park
St Canice's Cathedral
Kilkenny Castle

This is a perfect opportunity to become part of a new community in a very central location in Kilkenny, with over 10 acres of parkland and green spaces, including the unique Loughmask Turlough.

Bishops Lough is a two minute car drive to the city or a ten minute walk; with numerous schools and amenities surrounding the development. Whether you love the city for its rich medieval heritage, cultural atmosphere or want to enjoy the outdoors along the eco-friendly loops, walkways and cycle paths; this combination of rural and urban living is perfect for modern living.

Kilkenny Map

learning possibilities

St. Canice’s Primary School
St. Canice’s Primary School is one of Kilkenny’s most reputable schools. It is situated on Granges Road, only 500m from Bishops Lough. It caters for over 650 students.

Loreto Secondary School
Loreto Secondary School is based on Granges Road near St. Luke’s Hospital. The school provides a student-centred education that focuses on nurturing the talent and potential of all.

CBS Secondary School (New)
The new CBS school will soon be relocating to the Granges Road, adjacent to Bishops Lough. This all-boys school will be a short cycle or walk away and will be linked to Bishops Lough by brand new cycle and foot paths.

Kilkenny College
A highly reputable co-educational day and boarding school offering some of the best educational and sporting facilities available in Ireland with much emphasis on team sports.

St. Kieran’s College
St. Kieran’s College is a diocesan Catholic secondary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Ossory. Founded in 1782 the College is the oldest Catholic Secondary School in Ireland.

Gaelscoil Osraí
Established in 1984 with over 444 pupils Gaelscoil Osrai is one of the largest Gaelscoileanna in Ireland.

Presentation Secondary School
An all-girls secondary school catering for students aged between 12-19 in the City of Kilkenny and its surrounding areas.

Schools in Kilkenny

Cultural heart
adventurous spirit

Kilkenny is known as the City of Festivals and offers a number of fantastic festivals during the year including: The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival; Tradfest; Roots Festival; Kilkenny Arts Festival; Savour Kilkenny; Yulefest and many more.

Kilkenny is known as the “Craft Capital of Ireland” with a large selection of world celebrated, handmade jewellery, pottery, knitwear and more. In addition, Kilkenny City Centre is just a 10 minute walk from Bishop’s Lough with its shopping centres’ Market Cross and MacDonagh Junction as well as a host of well-known retailers, boutiques and street markets.

Leisure & Sports
Kilkenny is known for its sporting achievements, from GAA hurling to its infamous sports grounds Nowlan Park and the Irish Open golf course at Mount Juliet. Just beside Bishops Lough is the famous Dicksboro GAA club founded in 1909. Within a five minute drive from Bishop’s Lough there are eight all-weather courts at the Kilkenny County & City Lawn Tennis Club, the local soccer club and an all-weather sports pitch at the Loreto School. Kilkenny Golf Club is a championship standard par 71 golf course set on 120 acres of parkland. Watershed is a sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland’s finest.

Events in Kilkenny




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