Ballykeefe Amphitheater is a beautiful quarry located 20 minutes outside of Kilkenny city. It offers great rock climbing in Kilkenny and it is south facing so it catches nearly all of the days sun. Many bands play here and its not unusual to be climbing away to some top acts.

BallyKeefe Rock Climbing in Kilkenny

What we offer (click on title for information)

  • Want a taste of rock climbing? Then this is the one for you. You will get multiple climbs and abseiling along with quality advice from a qualified instructor.

    • No experience needed
    • Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Minimum 2 people
    • Age 6 and above

    Adult:  € 20 Child: € 15

  • Introduction to rock climbing

    During the ‘introduction to rock climbing’ you will learn the basics of starting to climb such as following a lead climber, understanding gear, belaying, basic movement and safety while climbing at a single pitch climbing venue.

    • (Over 18’s)
    • No experience required
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Price: €50


  • One hour climbing sessions. 

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Getting there

Ballykeefe Quarry is a 20 minute drive from Kilkenny city centre.

Taxi’s are available at: +353 567762493

If your feeling adventurous you could cycle, but please wear a helmet and be safe as it is a narrow road.