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Bicycling

For complete 1- or 2-week cycling holidays in the Southeast, contact Don Smith at Celtic Cycling, Lorum Old Rectory, Bagenalstown, County Carlow (059/977-5282; www.celticcycling.com/lorum.html).

Fishing

The River Nore, southeast of Kilkenny, is known for salmon and trout. For advice, permits, and supplies, visit the Sports Shop, 82 High St., Kilkenny (056/772-1517).

Golf

Mount Juliet Golf and Country Club in Thomastown (www.mountjuliet.ie; 056/777-3010), is an excellent course 16km (10 miles) south of Kilkenny City. The 18-hole, par-72 championship course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, charges greens fees of anywhere from €60 to €120, depending on the day or time of day. Even closer to the city is the 18-hole championship course at the Kilkenny Golf Club in Glendine (www.kilkennygolfclub.com; 056/776-5400), an inland par-71 layout with greens fees around €35 to €60.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.