Kilkenny’s Smithwick’s Experience makes Lonely Planet ‘hot’ list

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'Monks' Thomas Doran, Pat Moylan, and Jason Moylan pictured as they welcomed people to the official opening of the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny last year. Photo: Pat Moore.
Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction, the Smithwick’s Experience, has made it onto Lonely Planet’s list of hot attractions for 2015.

Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction, the Smithwick’s Experience, has made it onto Lonely Planet’s list of hot attractions for 2015.

The popular travel guidebook publisher has unveiled the accolade in its latest ebook, which names 26 hot attractions for the year ahead. The Smithwick’s Experience, on Parliament Street, opened last July and almost all the staff are from Kilkenny.

“The inclusion of the Smithwicks Experience in Lonely Planet’s latest hot attractions list is really good news and will surely help to inspire travellers everywhere to put Kilkenny and the South East on their holiday wish-list for 2015,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.

“It also gives Tourism Ireland another wonderful hook to continue to promote Kilkenny and Ireland around the world as a ‘must visit’ destination.”