Things to Do

Contact Info

Grennan Farmhouse,
Grennan,
Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny

086 861 0116

Things to do near us

The Glamping site is located about two kilometres from Thomastown. It makes it an ideal location for exploring the south-east of Ireland.

Within 5km of the Glampsite

Kilfane Waterfall

Nearby Kilfane Waterfall is a wonderfull attraction. It is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a decorated cottage.
Check their website for Summer opening hours
https://www.kilfane.com 

River Walk to Thomastown

From our glamping site, you can walk to the picturesque town of Thomastown via the river Nore. It’s a popular walking route connecting the Thomastown to Inistioge.  The walk to Thomastown takes approximately 40 minutes.  It is part of the Trail Kilkenny river walk from Thomastown to Inistioge.
www.trailkilkenny.ie

 

Canoeing

Kilkenny Eco Tours: Offer trips of the Nore departing from Thomastown, www.kilkennyecotours.ie.

If you want to travel further afield the Barrow also offers an opportunity for kayaking/canoeing with , Go with the flow www.gowiththeflow.ie

or stand up paddle boarding with Pure Adventure, www.pureadventure.ie

 

River Swimming

A safe river swimming area known as the ‘Weir Pool’ is located close to the site. It is open all year around and there is a lifeguard on duty June weekends and every day in July/August.
For further information, check out www.tcrt.ie 

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century is also located nearby. It has a visitor centre and you can hear about the history and stories of the monks who called the Abbey home, with a free, guided tour.

Woodstock Gardens

A beautiful Victorian style gardens, open all year around. Lots of space for
children to play and trees to climb, nice playground and a Victorian style tearoom is open in the Summer months. https://www.woodstock.ie 

Within 30 minutes Drive of the Glamp site…

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle and gardens is a wonderful amenity in Kilkenny City. Tours of the castle are available daily and you can explore the extensive parkland which also houses a children’s playground.
www.kilkennycastle.ie

Waterford Greenway
Waterford Greenway is another wonderful amenity which starts in Waterford City (about 30 minutes from the site) and finishes in Dungarvan. It is 46km long and is ideal for walking and cycling. Bike hire is available at various locations along the Greenway.
https://greenwaysireland.org/waterford-greenway/
Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park is an adventure park nearby, which also has a playground, café and craft village. It has a wide range of activities available, including tree top walks, zip lines, boating, archery, mountain biking, etc. For further information check out

https://www.discoverypark.ie 

Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins walk/cycle path

Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins walk/cycle path- Another great option nearby is the Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins towpath along the river Barrow. You can cycle along the towpath to the picturesque village of St.Mullins. Bike hire is available in Graiguenamanagh at
https://www.watersideguesthouse.com 

Things to do near us

The Glamping site is located about two kilometres from Thomastown. It makes it an ideal location for exploring the south-east of Ireland.

Within 5km of the Glampsite

Kilfane Waterfall

Nearby Kilfane Waterfall is a wonderfull attraction. It is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a decorated cottage.
Check their website for Summer opening hours
https://www.kilfane.com 

River Walk to Thomastown

From our glamping site, you can walk to the picturesque town of Thomastown via the river Nore. It’s a popular walking route connecting the Thomastown to Inistioge.  The walk to Thomastown takes approximately 40 minutes.  It is part of the Trail Kilkenny river walk from Thomastown to Inistioge.
www.trailkilkenny.ie

 

Canoeing

Kilkenny Eco Tours: Offer trips of the Nore departing from Thomastown, www.kilkennyecotours.ie.

If you want to travel further afield the Barrow also offers an opportunity for kayaking/canoeing with , Go with the flow www.gowiththeflow.ie

or stand up paddle boarding with Pure Adventure, www.pureadventure.ie

 

River Swimming

A safe river swimming area known as the ‘Weir Pool’ is located close to the site. It is open all year around and there is a lifeguard on duty June weekends and every day in July/August.
For further information, check out www.tcrt.ie 

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century is also located nearby. It has a visitor centre and you can hear about the history and stories of the monks who called the Abbey home, with a free, guided tour.

Woodstock Gardens

A beautiful Victorian style gardens, open all year around. Lots of space for
children to play and trees to climb, nice playground and a Victorian style tearoom is open in the Summer months. https://www.woodstock.ie 

Within 30 minutes Drive of the Glamp site…

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle and gardens is a wonderful amenity in Kilkenny City. Tours of the castle are available daily and you can explore the extensive parkland which also houses a children’s playground.
www.kilkennycastle.ie

Waterford Greenway
Waterford Greenway is another wonderful amenity which starts in Waterford City (about 30 minutes from the site) and finishes in Dungarvan. It is 46km long and is ideal for walking and cycling. Bike hire is available at various locations along the Greenway.
https://greenwaysireland.org/waterford-greenway/
Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park is an adventure park nearby, which also has a playground, café and craft village. It has a wide range of activities available, including tree top walks, zip lines, boating, archery, mountain biking, etc. For further information check out

https://www.discoverypark.ie 

Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins walk/cycle path

Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins walk/cycle path- Another great option nearby is the Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins towpath along the river Barrow. You can cycle along the towpath to the picturesque village of St.Mullins. Bike hire is available in Graiguenamanagh at
https://www.watersideguesthouse.com 

Contact Info

Grennan Farmhouse,
Grennan,
Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny

086 861 0116

Butterfly Valley Glamping 5 Star Reviews

Weekend Family Break

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2022

This was an absolutely fabulous place to stay particularly with small children. They where free to run and play on the site as It was pretty much closed off and they had such fun. The facilities are spotless and everything you need is their. This was our first time trying something like this and It won’t be the last. Much better than your standard hotel break my wife and I are delighted to have found this hidden gem.

Austin Carroll

Fabulous family trip

Rated 5 out of 5
August 21, 2022

We recently visited with our children and had a brilliant time. The facilities were excellent and our cabin was perfect! Highly recommend to those with young families.

Niamh

If you love the idea of reconnecting with nature, this is the Glampsite for you!!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 19, 2022

Mary, Just to say, thank you, we had the most peaceful and enjoyable time. The vintage caravan was perfect for us, the beds are so comfortable. Your glamping site is so quirky and the views are beautiful.
We will definitely be back.

Helene