Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate is the best spot for a spa weekend with the girls – and it’s ideal for an Insta pic

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Where and why

Spread across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands, Lyrath Estate offers the best of both worlds. It is a country resort hotel, yet it is just minutes away from the busy city centre of Kilkenny. The hotel is comprised of a historic 17th Century Estate House complete with modern-day extension, demonstrating the triumphant marriage of old and new.

Dine in style

Whatever the occasion, Yew Restaurant is a unique dining experience. The ambiance exudes warmth and friendliness in an unmistakably relaxed, vibrant, and charming atmosphere. For something more exciting, The Grill a Fresh Oyster Bar and Lobster Tank. Discover bold flavours from signature dishes prepared in a Charcoal Grill including our “Mohawk Steak” and “Portuguese Espetada” skewers. Food is also served in Tupper’s Bar and The Atrium.

Enjoy the spa

The multi-award-winning Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is exactly that: a peaceful oasis nestled away from the hectic outside world. The spa offers exclusive treatments from Elemis & Kerstin Florian and it is the ideal hideaway for some well deserved “me time” away from the busyness of work and family life. The experts in the spa have a range of facials and massages, as well as maternity and men only treatments to suit all needs and skin types. Their Hydrotherapy Pool is the highlight of the Thermal Suite; here you can lie on a heated massage bed surrounded by bubbling water and admire the breeze through the flowering cherry trees.



The multi-award-winning Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny
The multi-award-winning Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny

What to do on site

The onsite health club features a 17-metre swimming pool, children’s splash pool, gym, steam room, and Jacuzzi. If getting wet isn’t your thing, why not experience falconry, the Ancient Sport of Kings, with Hawkeye Falconry on the Estate or a spot of archery. The hotel also plays host to numerous concerts, festivals and comedy gigs throughout the year.

Get yourself booked in

Book in September from €360 for a Deluxe Double Room.

See the Lyrath Estate website for more information.