Things to Do
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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
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
Butterfly Valley Glamping 5 Star Reviews
Peaceful and Enjoyable Glamping
I had a fabulous time at Butterfly Glamping. The facilities were very good and the scenery was amazing. Definitely going to stay there with the family again.
Took my 3 grandkids to Butterfly Valley for a short break before going back to school. We stayed in the caravan so it was a “half way house” between camping and caravaning! Caravan was spacious and clean – there was no bathroom in it but there was a kettle, toaster and fridge so we had breakfast out on our own deck. Lots to do in the area and we particularly liked the swimming in the river, forest walk to the Nore and Discovery Park in Castlecomer. Will definitely stay here again.
2 night stay
Just back from staying 2 nights in the vintage caravan – it was fab, place was spotless . We all thoroughly enjoyed it. We would have happily stayed longer.