Kilkenny College

Kilkenny College

Harpers have graced the doors of Kilkenny College over many years so it is the perfect venue to host the reunion. It provides us with ample outdoor space and plenty of rooms for a welcoming and cozy environment. The large dining room will allow us to share family meals together. For those wishing to stay over there is optional accommodation in the college dorms. Family rooms and male and female dorms will be provided with shared bathrooms however please note you will need to bring your own pillows, bedding and towels.


  • Breakfast: Juice, rolls/croissants, tea & coffee, cereal and toast.
  • Dinner:  Main course, dessert,  tea & coffee.
  • Tea:  Hot food, tea & coffee.


  • Single beds
  • Family size rooms, male and female dorms
  • Need to bring own sheets, pillows, sleeping bag/ duvets, towels
  • Common male and female bathrooms


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For further information contact Jill Harper here.

Nore Valley Park

Nore Valley Park is a beautiful family-run 3-star Camping and Caravan Park as well as an Activity Centre & Open Farm. The park is run by members of our own family, Samuel & Isobel Harper.

For more information see their website


Kilkenny is known for its tourism and has many fine hotels, inns and B&B’s. These are a selection of the closest.

Newpark Hotel (beside Kilkenny College)

For a special rate please quote “HARPER REUNION”.

The hotel has offered our visitors 3 nights bed & breakfast & 1 evening meal package @ €179.00 per person sharing or a 2 night package bed & breakfast & 1 evening meal @ €159.00 per person sharing.

The rate for Bed & breakfast are as follows
Thursday 4th of April – 99.00 bed & breakfast for a twin or double room
Friday 5th of April – €149.00 bed &breakfast for a twin or a double room
Saturday 6th of April – €159.00 bed & breakfast for a twin or double room

The hotel can give a complimentary upgrade to their superior rooms

Newpark Hotel Website

Tel: +35356 7760500


Glendine Inn (across the road)


Tel: +35356 7721069




Tel: +35356 7752236

San Antonio

Tel: +35356 7771834

Rosquil House

Tel: +35356 7721419

Park Villa

Tel: +35356 7761337

Mena House

Tel: +35356 7765362