Getting to Gowran Park
Gowran Park is 13km east of Kilkenny, 130km south of Dublin and 48km north of Waterford.
Car Park : Parking will be provided free of charge to all ticket holders at the car park beside the grounds.
Looking for transport to the Festival from Kilkenny City?
A shuttle bus will run from Kilkenny Castle with first bus leaving @11:30a.m. Then 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30
Cost is E8 return.
Contact Breda at Joe O Neill Coach Hire on 086 3769386 for more information.
Local Taxis are also available
Coming from Dublin:
Take the M9 South , exit at Junction 7 signposted Paulstown, follow the signs for Gowran. On entering the village of Gowran, drive straight through for approx 2km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left.
Coming from Kilkenny:
The golf course is 8 miles from Kilkenny City. Take the N10 for 10km and branch right onto the R702 (signposted Gowran). On entering the village, turn right, following Thomastown/Waterford road, and drive straight for approx 1km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left.
Coming from Waterford:
Take the M9 North, exit at Junction 7 signposted Paulstown
Follow signs to Gowran. On entering the village of Gowran, drive straight through for approx 2km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left.
There is a regular train service to Bagnalstown,(Muine Beag), Kilkenny Station and Thomastown Station from Waterford and Dublin. Taxis are available from both stations.
For more timetable see Dublin – Waterford Route
Dublin Airport is a 90 minute drive from Gowran Park, while Cork Airport is 2 hours away. Local airport, Waterford, is 54km away with daily flights from Manchester For more information please go to Waterford Airports Website.
Rosslare Harbour is a 90 minute drive from Gowran Park.