Heritage in Kilkenny
Kilkenny Heritage now has an official website - see kilkennyheritage.ie
The past echoes in every footstep as you walk through the medieval city of Kilkenny. Explore its ancient laneways, wonder at the majestic halls of Kilkenny Castle , experience the glory of 13th century Canice's Cathedral and visit Rothe House, the only example of an early 17th century merchant’s townhouse in Ireland.
The county is just as rich in heritage and natural beauty. Feel the passion of past generations through places like Kells Priory and Woodstock Estate or reconnect with Nature in stunning natural settings like Dunmore Caves and Castlecomer Demesne.
View the Heritage Council's (which is based in Kilkenny) latest promotional video below. You can also browse the heritage attractions using the listings below this video.
The Chapter House at St. Marys Cathedral has been fully restored to its former glory. The Chapter House was built in the late 19th century. Renovated to create a magnificant venue for meetings, conferences, retreats and various other functions.
With its lantern clock tower and 'Big Ben' chime, it is a distinctive image of Kilkenny. Built in 1761. Now used for art exhibitions, and street theatre companies regularly perform there. Offices of Kilkenny Corporation Chamber is located there.
The Windgap and Tullahought are contain a significant number of items of archaeological interest including Killamery Cross, Knockroe, Grotto, Kilmacoliver Loop Walk & Megalthic Tomb and Garryricken Nature Reserve.