Sights from the Blackstairs

Views from the summit of the Blackstairs stretch across Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford which are stunning and well worth the hike. It is an excellent location for spotting Red Grouse and even Buzzards hovering in the updrafts.

Every hill has a story

Every mountain and hill in Ireland has a story to tell but the Blackstairs may have more than most. The main Carlow to Wexford road ran along the side of the hill and for many years there was an annual meeting here to celebrate the end of the harvest season. It was a place where food, music and drink were plentiful and of course where friendships blossomed! 

Start/FinishKilkenny City
Time5 Hours “including stop for coffee/snack”
Price€ 40.00 per Adult. € 10 per Child. “up to 18 years old”
IncludedTransport and Guided Walk.
Group BookingGroup discount available. Contact us for more information.
High/Ascent520m / 600m
TerrainMinor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside paths
To SuitGood level of fitness required.
Minimum GearHiking boots, rain gear, fluids and snacks.

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Kilkenny city or from a predetermined meeting point. Travel to our starting point which normally takes 45 minutes. 

We walk to the summit of the Blackstairs take in the scenery and a light snack. Then return to the vehicle and drive to a cafe for some light refreshments and your free coffee. 

When the burnt calories are replenished we will drop you back to your accommodation or meeting point.

To book the Blackstairs walk check out our calendar for availability on scheduled walks and click the Book Now button below. Or contact us directly to book the walk at a time that suits you.


Starts On:
Sun 14. April 2019
8:30 AM
Ends On:
Sun 14. April 2019
4:00 PM