Welcome to Kilkenny
Living History, Loving Kilkenny
Imagine a county where ancient walls surround medieval sites, where outdoor adventures, contemporary shops and vibrant restaurants are around every city corner. Welcome to the Medieval City of Kilkenny!
Kilkenny is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in Ireland, the 12th century Kilkenny Castle. Go back in time and explore Ireland’s Medieval Mile, a discovery trail running through Kilkenny city linking the 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Castle and everything in between from Rothe House and Gardens, the Medieval Mile Museum to Butler House.
Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s most cosmopolitan cities, with many festivals, eateries and creative people resulting in an electric atmosphere. Explore our breath-taking scenery, discover award-winning hotels and restaurants now offering Take Away services, medieval history, outdoor adventure and cultural attractions for all to enjoy. From city breaks to countryside escapes – make Kilkenny your next destination for a perfect future break away. For a full list of accommodation providers, click Stay or click here to purchase a Hotel Voucher as the ideal Christmas Gift.
Seek out the very best of online shopping and explore Kilkenny’s tradition as the home to Irish crafts, click here. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful parks and woodlands, or get outdoors and active with walking and cycling routes revealing unforgettable views across the county. For a full list of indoor and outdoor activities in the county click here. And when it’s time to refuel you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning restaurants and delicious local produce.
So, what are you waiting for? Think, Plan and Explore your future break to Kilkenny and create your own adventure! #moretoexplore #LivingHistory #LovingKilkenny #MakeABreakForIt
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Kilkenny so we can continue doing what we do best – making memorable experiences!