Dine

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Autumnal Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Hospitality - a warm welcome awaits in Kilkenny

Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

More than a Menu

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Taste Kilkenny - Food Trail

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Sensational Foodie Experiences

These Boots Were Made for Walkin': Bennettsbridge and the Nore Valley Walk

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Autumnal Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Hospitality - a warm welcome awaits in Kilkenny

Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

More than a Menu

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Taste Kilkenny - Food Trail

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Sensational Foodie Experiences

These Boots Were Made for Walkin': Bennettsbridge and the Nore Valley Walk

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Autumnal Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Hospitality - a warm welcome awaits in Kilkenny

Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

More than a Menu

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Taste Kilkenny - Food Trail

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Sensational Foodie Experiences

These Boots Were Made for Walkin': Bennettsbridge and the Nore Valley Walk

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Inn

Located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile, the budget boutique Kilkenny Inn offers guests excellent value and recently refurbished comfortable rooms in a contemporary urban style perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere and great service. Casual all day dining options and evening drinks are available here at Kernel Bar and Kitchen. Close to all Kilkenny’s famous attractions including the Smithwicks Experience, Kilkenny Castle and the myriad of shops in the city centre as well as the pubs, bars and evening entertainment on offer, makes it ideal for your stay in Kilkenny. Hotel facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts.

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established by Nicholas Mosse in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware. The Nicholas Mosse Irish Country Shop has been created to offer the ultimate experience to the pottery’s many fans: a complete range of every shape and pattern sits side by side with loads of bargain priced ‘seconds quality’ pottery. The shop, in an old stone mill, on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge and is open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm and Sunday 1:30 - 5pm. The cafe serves terrific tea, coffee, scones and light lunches using simple local ingredients from Nick's cousin in the mill across the river....truly local! Nicholas Mosse is more than just a business - it’s a love affair.

Fred Malzard Pub & Hurling Experience

19 Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

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Walsh Whiskey Distillery

Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak, Royal Oak, County Carlow,

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At Royal Oak, the majestic 18th century home of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, centuries of history have aligned to rhyme with the hope of a new era. An era born of the creation of our premium handcrafted Irish whiskeys, The Irishman and Writers Tears, through the nature and nurture of our community. Royal Oak, reflects our passion for the attention to detail we believe makes a difference and our family’s dream to create a legacy of whiskey excellence. In following our dream we enjoy life to the full in a countryside laden with inspirational people, heritage, culture and natural beauty.

Lisduggan Farm Foods (TCF Foods Ltd)

Christendom, Ferrybank, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2457330

[email protected]@gmail.com

lisdugganfarm.ie

Award winning Lisduggan Farm have recently picked up two gold stars from the Great Taste Awards for their Smoked Dry Cured Streaky Bacon and have been spreading the word about their delicious and succulent Baby Quinlan Gourmet Burger which is Ireland’s new delicious healthy food option, high in protein, low fat, reduced calories and gluten free.

Butlers Family Farm

Harristown, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2383227

[email protected]

butlersfamilyfarm.ie

On our farm we believe animals should be reared in as natural a way as possible. Cattle and sheep in Ireland enjoy a natural life and for the majority of their lives are free to graze outside. We believe consumers should have the option to buy locally produced, top quality meat at an affordable price so we decided to set up a food business on our farm. Our produce will be available to buy from mid October. We will be at the Carrick on suir Farmers market every friday from 10 to 14.00 and at Thomastown country market every Saturday from 11.00 to 13.30.

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is their passion. Their knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving their trout unique taste and texture. They love trout, and they know if you give it a try you will too! Goatsbridge Trout is available from their online shop, all major supermarkets in Ireland as well as specialist shops, or directly from their farm gate. Visitors are welcome to look around their trout farm at any time during opening hours. Come and see Goatsbridge visitor center and shop, where you can sample and buy our products. The center is located beside the trout ponds, and you can organise single or group tours around the farm where you will learn all about Goatsbridge Trout Farm, it’s herritage and business history.

Hardy Food

We are Rosemarie and Sile Hardy, 'Hardy Food'. We started our artisan food business simply enough by looking for a good quality pesto - we now make artisan Oat bread. Originally we could not find a single pesto that did not havesome filler, preservative or alternative ingredient in it. So we started making our own. An unadulterated pesto to an original Italian recipe. To cover the cost of making such a delicious but expensive production we decided to sell our pesto at the local food market. Very soon we realised it was the bread on which we offered the tasters of our pesto that was of more interest to our customers!

Helen Costelloe Food Producer

” The Cutting Vedge” in Unit 4, Ormonde St., Kilkenny

Tel:

[email protected]

http://www.helencostelloe.ie

Helen Costelloe creates a dining experience with a difference. With food as delicious as it is healthy, you can eat out at Helen Costelloe’s without feeling a single pang of guilt! Diners of all descriptions come from far and wide to sample Helen’s seasonal, wholefood, vegetarian cuisine, which proves once and for all that healthy food can be ‘just too tasty to describe’. Using seasonal vegetables, nuts, grains, pulses and the very best of original spices, Helen creates menus that cater for all tastes including allergies and intolerances, with no compromise to taste. Each occasion provides a chance to socialise in an enjoyable setting, without breaking the bank or your promises to yourself!

Highbank Orchards

Farmley, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8172132

[email protected]

highbankorchards.com

Highbank Organic Farm in Co. Kilkenny was a 17th century farmyard and the present farm house was built by our family in the 19th Century. The first apple orchards were planted by the family, in 1969, to compliment the hop gardens. The varieties of apples are specially chosen for their juicing properties which are uniquely complex and full of health giving vitamins and minerals. Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning HIGHBANK orchard syrup. We also produce several delicious Apple juices, including our acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams

Cloghscregg, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 085 7320585

[email protected]

joanandbobsjuicyjams.com

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams is a range of handmade preserves. Bob and Joan are a husband and wife team who have a combined passion for preserving, skills they learned from our mothers, who turned all the wild fruits, apples and berries grown on the family farms into the most memorable and delicious jams. At home in their kitchen in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, they create and make all of their own unique recipes and flavour combinations. Alongside the creative process, they also complete the journey of the product; all the potting up, labelling, marketing and deliveries are done by themselves. They hand-tie colour coded ribbons on all their products and all the labels feature their own pen drawings and designs and recipe sugestions to recreate that nostalgic homemade look for your larder. They grow and harvest a lot of their own fruit and collect and freeze all the wild berries used in the jams. They sell their preserves to select Artisan food stores, craft butchers, health food shops and cafes, where they carry out regular tastings of their products.

Kilkenny Free Range

Kilkenny Free Range is a 12-acre farm in Shellumsrath, Co. Kilkenny. The farm is run by Mary and Tony Walsh who've been producing free range poultry for close to fifteen years. Our main products are goose and duck. Our business is built around quality for the consumer, and to acheive that we focus on quality of life for all of the birds we rear. We are now a member of the Kilkenny Food Trail.

Kilkenny Rose Veal

We are the first farm – to – table producers of Rosé Veal in Ireland and our Kilkenny Rosé Veal is reared to the highest possible standards on our family farm in Windgap, Co. Kilkenny. Our Kilkenny Rosé Veal is supplied directly to a range of butchers and restaurants across the Southeast.

Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese

Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 859 7716

[email protected]

http://www.knockdrinna.com

Experimenting in her kitchen in 2004, home chef Helen Finnegan made the very first batch of what was to become Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese using just a few simple household utensils and a small amount of goats milk. Deciding to invest in her passion for good food, Helen began making cheese full time and the first Knockdrinna cheese – a Goats Cheese Camembert, Knockdrinna Snow – was born. In 2008 Helen took over the production of Lavistown from another local cheesemaker, Olivia Goodwillie. One of Ireland’s oldest Farmhouse cheeses, Lavistown is a cow’s milk Caerphilly style cheese, and has held its place as an Irish favourite for over 25 years, and is now well established under the Knockdrinna banner. Eight years on and Knockdrinna now has a range of goats, sheep, and cows cheeses and over 40 International and Irish awards, the most recent being a major category win for Knockdrinna Gold semi-hard goats cheese at the 2013 British Cheese Awards where it was named ‘Best Modern British’.

The Little Mill Company

The Little Mill Company, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 7399

[email protected]

http://thelittlemill.ie/

The Little Mill is owned and managed by the Mosse Family. Stretching back seven generations, the family have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny. When you have been handling, milling and selecting wheat for that long, you’re not only knowledgeable but passionate about it, and that passion is evident not only in their milling but when creating their baking mixes. We produce our Stoneground Wholemeals at the Little Mill in Bennettsbridge. The mill has a long history and is the only commercial mill of its kind still in operation.

Mooncoin Beetroot

Mooncoin Beetroot is grown and handpicked by the Murphy family in the fertile river Suir vally of South Kilkenny. The success of Mooncoin Beetroot steams from the fact that our beetroot is cooked and jarred in our home only hours after leaving the soil. This care, combined with our unique family recipe, produces beetroot we believe, to be of unrivalled quality! Mooncoin Beetroot was established in 2012 as a result of an over producing garden patch. Starting with a small patch in their garden and originally just pickling for family and friends, they saw a gap in the market for a top quality home grown, handmade pickled beetroot. They're now growing over an acre and a half of the best quality beetroot for their products. Mooncoin Beetroot represents Irish homemade produce at it's very finest. This care and attention, combined with their unique family recipe, produces beetroot that they believe to be of unrivaled quality.

Riversfield Farm

Riversfield Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, providing a fresh, quality selection of locally-grown organic vegetables and salad leaves - delivered weekly, from our farm direct to you door. A box typically includes potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli and salad - topped up with other seasonal delights such as tomatoes, fresh peas, courgettes and more, from a range of over 30 different vegetables.

The Truffle Fairy

Chapel Ln, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2862634

[email protected]

trufflefairy.ie

The Truffle Fairy was set up in 2005 by award winning chef Mary Teehan. After years of cooking and travel experience Mary brings a uniquely fresh approach to chocolate truffle making. Drawing on her experience and love of natural fresh ingredients, The Truffle Fairy stays true to taste and quality. Truffle Fairy hand makes high quality chocolate truffles, fudge, bars, chocolate eggs and cakes. Carefully chosen fine flavour couverture is paired with fresh spices and quality liquors to create some wonderfully unique and tasty chocolates. We only use the highest quality, locally sourced and organic ingredients when available to make our products.

Zwarbles Ireland

Maidenhall, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8245219

[email protected]

zwartblesireland.com

The Zwartbles Ireland Blankets & Travel Rugs are woven to a traditional weight and have four white stripes which represent the Zwartbles sheep distinctive white markings. The twin narrow stripes represent the legs white socks which stop before their knees or hocks. The one broad stripe represents the distinctive white face blaze from poll to muzzle. The single white stripe represents the tip of the Zwartbles undocked tail.

Granny Marie’s Bakehouse

“Nothing says home like the smell of baking”, is one of Martina Foleys favourite quotes. Having spent her childhood years growing up in their family guesthouse with the delightful aroma of home baking from the kitchen of her mother, Marie, whose baking skills were developed from the traditional “just like Granny used to make recipes”. The homestyle treats became very popular with returning guests and from these delightful memories, Granny Marie’s Bakehouse was born. Martina bakes freshly made traditional treats and has followed her dreams in creating her very own bakehouse.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meals Ltd (Butchers)

Artisan butcher and delicatessen shop run by Lada Navratil at Newpark Shopping Centre, KK selling top quality meats, cheese, cold meat platters, local produce and many more..

Eden Hall Cookery School

Eden Hall, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2858753

[email protected]

http://cookingclasses.ie/

Cooking Classes at Eden Hall has something to offer all food lovers: learn, taste, and enjoy with demonstrations for groups of eight or more. Whether a novice or more experienced cook, we will make your visit memorable. Located in a traditional old Irish house in the heartland of County Kilkenny.

Edward Hayden Cookery School

Edward will be doing cookery demonstrations over the weekend as well as giving hands-on tuition. Boasting private dining facilities, he will also be doing children’s cookery workshops and corporate team building events. The cookery school, with Brandon Hill in the background, boasts a large kitchen suitable for both demonstration and hands-on classes with an adjoining dining room and stylish utility room area.

Ryeland House Cookery School

Ryeland House Cookery School first open its doors in Kilkenny in 1991 to provide cooking classes and has been run ever since by the proprietor Mrs. Anne Neary. When it comes to food the ethos of Anne and the Ryeland House Cookery School has always been one of using locally sourced, great quality ingredients. Much of the food used at Ryeland House is grown on the home farm, our neighbours farms or is produced locally by skilled artisan food makers. All the eggs used in our cooking come from our own free range hens, which guests and students are encouraged to visit during their time at Ryeland.

Thomastown School of Food

The Kilkenny School of Food, Thomastown is a unique rural development initiative, funded through LEADER, with support from Kilkenny County Council and others. Its mission is to be a chef training hub in Ireland, to provide the hospitality industry with professionally trained staff. It offers accredited courses in Culinary Skills and professional chef training as well as classes for the amateur. Evening and weekend courses range from ‘Tuscan Pasta and Sauces’ to ‘Raw Foods’ and includes such topics as Indian Spices and Japanese cooking. Groups can be catered for – hen parties, company days out, team bonding.

BallyKeefe Distillery

Kyle, Ballykeefe, Cuffsgrange, County Kilkenny

Tel: 085 8177960

[email protected]

ballykeefedistillery.ie

The BallyKeefe Distillery story is extremely rare and unique with being the only distillery in Ireland that carries a culture of sustainability and a blue print for the environment. This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries. There is a huge emphasis on being eco-friendly, low carbon footprint and 100% sustainable, with the pot ale and spent grains fed to the cattle on the farm. This is a one of a kind in Ireland where everything from Grain to Glass is done on the family farm with no off-farm waste.

Waterside Restaurant & Guest House

Irish & Continental cuisine featuring game in season, local specialties such as smoked eel and an extensive international wine list. If you are feeling a bit peckish? The team in the kitchen at Waterside know their craft. Having honed their skills and developed their own style during fifteen years as a team their work has resulted in consistently favourable reports. The restaurant at Waterside, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, has earned a reputation for excellence over many years. The room itself, with its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. The atmosphere in the dining room is relaxed and comfortable. The food is good, the wine list is delicious with over 40 wines from right around the globe.

Truffles Restaurant

The Truffle Fairy was set up in 2005 by award winning chef Mary Teehan. After years of cooking and travel experience Mary brings a uniquely fresh approach to chocolate truffle making. Drawing on her experience and love of natural fresh ingredients, The Truffle Fairy stays true to taste and quality. Truffle Fairy hand makes high quality chocolate truffles, fudge, bars, chocolate eggs and cakes. Carefully chosen fine flavour couverture is paired with fresh spices and quality liquors to create some wonderfully unique and tasty chocolates. We only use the highest quality, locally sourced and organic ingredients when available to make our products.

Zuni

Zuni Restaurant Bar & Boutique Hotel, situated on Patrick Street, in Kilkenny's City Centre. Serving great food for lunch or dinner seven days a week since 2000. Arrive early for a cocktail in our chic new cocktail bar. Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm daily while Dinner is served from 6pm to 9.30pm daily (except 6pm to 9pm on Sunday's).

Mocha’s Vintage Tea Rooms

Step into the past at Mocha’s Vintage Tea Room Restaurant, on Gas House Lane in Kilkenny City. Charming surroundings and French vintage décor offer a relaxing ambiance to enjoy a freshly made breakfast with Irish free range eggs, or a healthy lunch, or something more substantial.. Freshly prepared dishes offer a varied menu for all tastes and dietary needs. Come and absorb the elegant surroundings and friendly service.

The Wine Centre

15 John Street Lower, Collegepark, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7722907

[email protected]

https://www.thewinecentre.ie

The Wine Centre is a specialist off licence based in the heart of Kilkenny city, in the South East of Ireland. We first opened our doors in 1965 and have been renowned for our dedication to customer service and excellence in product selection ever since. We provide personalised, specialist advice and expertise to customers, whatever the budget.

Kilkenny Cafe

Kilkenny Café is at the heart of Market Cross Shopping Centre, for over 20 years it has been serving the very best food to the people of Kilkenny. We pride ourselves on serving wholesome good food in a relaxed environment. With 200 seats, it’s one of the largest café’s in Kilkenny, but with the friendly atmosphere and relaxing warm environment you would expect from this welcoming City. We have a very wide menu, so there is something to suit everyone, from gourmet sandwiches to warming roast dinners with all the trimmings. The café is particularly family friendly, with a great children’s menu, colouring competitions, family meal deals and lots of room to relax. We are pleased to accommodate any fussy eaters you may have!

A Slice of Heaven

5-6 Regency Court, Friary Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 9533870

[email protected]

http://asliceofheaven.ie/

Kilkenny Cookery School is run by husband and wife team, chefs Neil and Mary McEvoy. Their courses range from afternoon tea making workshops, to children’s pasta making courses, fish dishes, delicious desserts – and lots more besides. In 2015 they set up the only dedicated cookery school in the city of Kilkenny. Their aim is to teach the people of Kilkenny how to cook and share our life-long passion for food.

Jen’s Cafe

Serving delicious homemade food in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere in the stunning historic location of Mullin's Mill, Kells.

Kilkenny House O’Gormans

O'Gorman's or The Kilkenny House, has been owned by the same family for generations. If you are looking for a traditional Irish pub in Kilkenny, then look no further! Located opposite Kilkenny's Train Station and in the city Centre, O'Gorman's is the ideal spot for a quick pint or two, maybe a game of pool, maybe watch the game on TV? We also have rooms available if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in Kilkenny City.

Left Bank Bars

Left Bank has been transformed into one of Kilkenny's most popular bars and venues. A recently renovated Bank of Ireland Branch, Left Bank features a beautifully designed main bar with lively atmosphere, friendly staff and Louie's Backyard and outdoor area is a fully heated and covered smoking area featuring its own fireplace and both an indoor and outdoor bar. Rive Gauche is the latest addition to The Left Bank, serving a beautiful Gourmet Lunch daily from 12pm – 4.30pm. Groups and parties of all needs are invited to soak up the atmosphere in our historic and impressive bar.

Lanigans Bar

Join us in Lanigan's Bar for the best Irish Entertainment in the South East every Monday through Thursday with our Famous Hooly Nights. Our resident Seanchai will enthral you with stories of Myth, Magic, Fairies and Folklore From 9pm its world renowned Irish dancer Ger Hayes for a night of Irish Dancing stepping to the music of CuChulainn. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Screens and we also offer Accommodation for travellers on a budget in our purposely built brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigan's.

La Rivista

Located on Kilkenny's historic Parliament Street, adjacent to the Watergate Theatre and just down the street from the Smithwicks Experience. La Rivista Restaurant in Kilkenny City offers contemporary, Italian & Irish fusion cooking to suit all tastes and budgets.

Kytelers Inn

Kyteler's Inn is a truly historic venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background - but you will have to visit to hear the whole story of witches & poisoned husbands! The building houses four bars over three floors with a great tradition for Music and is currently named IRISH MUSIC BAR AWARD WINNER. The Menu in Kyteler's reflects local, Irish produce and fare served with local beers - Kilkenny, Smithwicks Ale & Pale Ale amongst others.

Matt the Millers

Matt the Millers is arguably one of the most popular pubs in Kilkenny. The energetic bar features four floors with a bar on each and with an expanse of ground space to dance the night away under the sparkling disco ball and warm atmosphere. Customers are spoilt for choice with great food, a lively bar and music venue in a pub that has maintained its true Medieval Character. So come on down and soak up the atmosphere for yourself!

McDonalds Restaurant

High quality is one of our top priorities. From our meats to our cheeses, from our fresh produce to our eggs, we’re committed to serving you the very best. Open 24 hours a week, 7 days a week with a Drive Thru also

Meubles Restaurant

Unit 12, Kilkenny Retail Park, Smithlands, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7797968

[email protected]

http://www.meubles.ie

Located on the first floor of Meubles is our bustling restaurant. Meubles Restaurant is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in Kilkenny. We provide freshly made meals with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily from 9am, we are completely wheelchair, buggy and business meeting friendly and have free Wi-Fi for all customers. We offer a mixture of signature dishes and daily specials devised by our resident chefs. Notice boards in the restaurant outline what is available each day or simply ask our staff who will be more than delighted to advise you. We also offer an extensive gluten free menu.

The Pantry

The Pantry Country Kitchen is a busy Kilkenny City centre café offering an all-day, value for money casual dining experience. Famous for their Breakfast Special, The Pantry prepares freshly cooked food. An in-house bakery and confectionary ensures that freshly made breads, pastries and desserts are always available. The Pantry now features a heated outdoor area on pedestrian friendly Kieran Street, where customers can sit with friends, relax and watch the world go by. The in-house bakery makes cake,desserts, breads, scones & pastries to take home with you also.

Paris Texas

Looking for restaurants in Kilkenny, Paris Texas is located on the main shopping street in the heart of Kilkenny City. Newly refurbished the pub has transformed into one of the leading Gastro pubs in the South East and is home to an in-house wood smoking oven offering a fusion of traditional American South West favourites with the sophistication of New Orleans French Quarter. Paris Texas delivers restaurant quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. Regular offers and specials are available mid week with ladies night on Friday not to be missed. Inside this wonderfully adorned pub the bar extends right back from the High St with a large seated area for dining leading on to a bespoke designed covered smoking area and then on to a Gin Bar where Friday Nights come into their own.

Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms

Situated within walking distance from Langton House Hotel, The Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms is one the oldest public houses in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exsudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. MCB is a favourite with locals and residents alike, visitors will experience and savour an atmosphere made tangible by the aroma of International coffees, freshly baked breads and extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service. Down stairs and situated on a buslting pedestriaised shopping street is the new addition to the Langton family Marble City Tea Rooms. An ideal meeting spot with both indoor and outdoor seating area's it is the perfect setting in which to experience a varied selection of coffees, teas, cakes, and pastries along with a full & comprehensive menu.

Ristorante Rinuccini

Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City for over 25 years. Specialising in classic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Rinuccini boasts an extensive menu selection, catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining in our city-centre restaurant.

The Pennefeather Restaurant

Pennefeather Café is in the heart of Kilkenny City. It is located over the Book Centre on the High Street. It is a well-established daytime café a favourite with locals and tourists alike.

Petronella Restaurant

Butterslip Lane (Off High Street), Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761899

[email protected]

http://www.petronella.ie/

Petronella restaurant and café combines medieval Kilkenny with what is best in our city's dining and evening entertainment today. Petronella's unique location on the Butterslip , one of the busiest tourist routes in the city and its modern Irish and European cuisine, create an irresistible welcome that you are sure to return to time and again. A charming dining experience, whether over a brisk lunch, leisurely evening meal or time set aside for an all important coffee, will always be guaranteed by our friendly and attentive staff. Petronella's welcome extends to the tourist in a very special way in its presentation of music and storytelling evenings while all the while honouring all that is uniquely Irish. We will always celebrate what is classic and best in Irish food and realise that we intertwine with our history every time we serve dishes like the humble baked potato but most of all when we chat about Petronella herself. Look forward to dipping into the archives with us on her remarkable history as the first woman to be burnt at the stake in Europe and take a stroll around the corner when you leave to stand where Petronella met her end on the site of Kilkenny's town hall.

The Rafter Dempsey

Rafter Dempsey’s is based in the heart of Kilkenny City, 2 minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle. Combining old world charm with a modern elegance, this award winning bar offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Rafter Dempsey’s offers great food with an extensive menu available 7 days a week. Boasting 16 ensuite bedrooms and a rooftop beer garden it can accommodate all your needs in Kilkenny. Live music is available on weekends and all major sporting occasions are shown on their 3 giant screens. Rafter Dempsey’s is renowned as a sports venue and is complimented by a pool table and darts board. Saturday nights are very lively at Rafter Dempsey's, as they always have one of the best bands in Kilkenny belting out their tunes! If you are looking for a great entertainment venue, with a terrific atmosphere, good company and an old world charm all mixed together to give the right blend for your night, look no further.

Royal Spice Indian

Royal Spice Indian Restaurant Kilkenny is set in the heart of the beautiful medieval city, the restaurant presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list. All designed to reflect an ethos of modern Indian restaurant in Kilkenny. Royal Spice Indian restaurant Kilkenny opened its doors with a view to change diners’ perception of Indian food in Kilkenny. The transformation of the old house was a bold move but the real difference has been the change in people’s mind and hearts, paving the way for a new generation of modern Indian restaurants in kilkenny.

Spice Infusion Indian Restaurent

Spice Infusion Restaurant in Thomastown is set in the heart of the beautiful medieval village, Spice Infusion presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list – all designed to reflect an ethos of modern Indian dining in Thomastown, Kilkenny.

Sullivans Brewing Company

The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7797980

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sullivansbrewingcompany.com

The clean hop bitterness and subtle fruit flavours from our cask ale yeast, add balance, interest and enhanced drinkability to create a smooth, balanced classic ale. Brewed by local experts, by hand, in small batches, with enormous heart and the finest locally sourced ingredients Our first beer from the revived Sullivan’s Brewing Company is Maltings Red Ale (4% abv). It’s a refreshingly balanced, ruby tinted classic Irish ale with a depth of malt flavour giving rich biscuit and gentle caramel notes. Traditionally brewed with only Kilkenny-grown ale malt, including three special darker malts and three varieties of hop. Fermented and matured with cask ale yeast and coupled with our no-rush brewing produces a smooth balanced classic ale.

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Established in 2012 after the enduring success of Kilkenny Design Centre’s day-time restaurant, Anocht offers a unique fine dining experience in one of Kilkenny’s most beautiful rooms. Serving modern Irish & European cuisine with added style using the finest local ingredients, Anocht caters for dinner, group bookings and private dining. Built in the 1760s as grain stores for the Earl of Ormonde’s horses, the Kilkenny Design Centre was originally part of a large complex of buildings attached to the castle that housed a dairy, stables, coach houses and accommodation for grooms. Cartwheel windows overlook Kilkenny castle and courtyard while original overhead wooden beams with hanging, linen drops create a unique & sumptuous atmosphere.

Aroi Kilkenny

Aroi (pronounced Aroy) is associated with the eating experience in Asia and means delicious or tasty. Our ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our healthy cuisine avoids the obscure chemicals and additives so common in our food today. Aroi is a casual dining venue that offers a single course dining experience and service with the minimum of fuss.

Billy Byrnes Bar & Restaurant

Located in the heart of this medieval city, close to the railway station and the ruins of St John's Priory, Byrne's is a friendly family run pub. Popular with families and sports people, this pub offers outstanding service by the friendly staff.

Bollards Bar & Bistro

31/32 Kieran Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761319

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Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's pub has been in the Bollard family since 1904. So while steeped in history and tradition, Bollard's offer a high standard of food, drink and service to suit all modern day requirements. Recommended by Best Food Guides. Superb food served all day. Terraced seating available on a pedestrianised street. Wireless Internet access available all day. Easy car parking. All major Credit Cards accepted.

Brewery Corner

Brewery Corner is Kilkenny’s first and finest Craft Beer Bar. With a selection of over 100 craft beers on draught and in bottles. Brewery Corner also hosts some of the best live acts in the country on a regular basis in our music venue as well as garden parties, beer samplings an great food, fast.

Cakeface Patisserie

Kilkenny's first patisserie located on the Medieval Mile in the shadow of St Canices Cathedral is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Their offering of handmade quirky and unusual cakes, pastries and desserts are works of art which you would be hard pushed to find in London or Paris Locally produced artisan breads and sourdoughs are beautifully displayed and are available to take home but be quick they don't last long. For coffee enthusiate Cakeface offers a house coffee locally roasted in small batches for freshness plus a constantly changing guest coffee which they source from artisan producers. Lunchtime consists of gourmet, made to order sandwich filled with delicious local ingredient on sour dough and artisan breads. Homemade soups and salad are available seasonally and made on site. The interior is in keeping with their desserts a little bit quirky and the atmosphere is relaxed. The staff are friendly and easy going and sure know how to make a great cup of coffee.

Christy’s Bar

Situated in an area known as "the Village" is Christy’s Bar, a family run business, which offers you the customer the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish Society along with all the trappings of modern technology – providing for all major sporting and non sporting events, with a keen eye for horse racing. Christy’s Bar boasts one of the largest Beer Gardens in the county complete barbeque facilities plus customers car park.

Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny

St Marys Cathedral, Jamestown, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7703885

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http://www.cathedralcafekk.ie/

Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny....Sample a slice of serenity in medieval Kilkenny! The Cafe's quaint and homely atmosphere is in keeping with the feeling of serenity that runs throughout the building. It is the perfect place to escape from everything and relax. Have a cup of tea and a chat or to enjoy the homemade soups, sandwiches, hot lunches or desserts. It is also the perfect base to plan your tour of our beautiful city.

Costellos Brewing Company

We are on a mission to ensure the craft of brewing thrives in Kilkenny. Our city needs our brewers as much as we need our butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. At Costello’s, we are all about the craft. We brew beers inspired by our local environment with a nod to Kilkenny’s rich brewing heritage. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, Costello’s are the new wave of Kilkenny brewers. We’re a family owned craft brewery, passionate about beer.

Fennellys

Fennellys of Callan is a coffee shop and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town. We make and bake all our food in-situ and source our ingredients locally. We also curate art happenings, residencies, markets, music gigs and more! We really want to celebrate our beautiful town of Callan and offer delicious food and exciting and interesting, enjoyable experiences for everyone, visitors and locals alike!

The Field Bar & Restaurent

The Field bar sits in the centre of Medieval Kilkenny resting in the shadows of its iconic Castle. Established in 1620, as The Castle Tavern, it is one of the city’s oldest Bars boasting both a rich history and a modern vibrance which has made it a mecca for locals and tourists alike. Good food and live Irish music are the staple diversons of the day that all are treated to. Featuring live Traditional Irish music acts performing from early afternoon to closing with a rich and diverse a la carte menu to choose from its no surprise that The Field has become a visitors delight. Throw in the intriguing tale of the ghost of the former Kings lover still roaming the building nightly and the stage is set to step in to the antiquity of The Field in its present guise as an famous Irish bar which exoudes presence.

Food Works Restaurant

Located on Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, close to major attractions. We provide a high ceiling, airy space with a bright, fresh look which matches the style of cooking. Unfussy dishes using quality local produce, from our own farm and sourcing local produce such as Hereford beef, fresh fish and seafood from Duncannon. We aim to offer our customers a relaxed and casual dining experience with quality being the key to everything we do. We also have local Smithwicks on draught, in addition we have an extensive wine list and a wide selection of spirits, ports and cocktails. Our award winning restaurant offers both casual dining and private function options in our first floor private function room, with its very own bar, suitable for parties up to 40 people.

Crotty’s Coffee House

Located on the pedestrianised Kieran Street, within view of Kilkenny Castle, this family run coffee shop offers you the perfect place to relax and chill out over our mouthwatering coffees, savouries and delicious cakes.

Fragola Cafe

Fragola Café is an artisan café in the heart of Kilkenny, Ireland. It was created with passion and love. Our mission statement is TO BE AWESOME AND CREATIVE! Fragola is unique place and one of its kind.

Insomnia Coffee Company

Unit 11/13, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7715524

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http://www.insomnia.ie/

Insomnia’s strength lies not only in the quality of the coffee and food served, but also in the great and fun experience their customers have when they visit the store. The brand’s philosophy is very simple: that you get the best cup of coffee every single time you visit. Quality and innovation are at the core of this philosophy, from the handcrafted technique they use to make every single cup to the specially selected food from local producers. Change is good and they like to see the word ‘new’ in their stores regularly, whether that’s new flavours, new technologies or new stores – they are always looking for new ways to surprise and delight. When you pop in at Insomnia for your morning coffee or your afternoon pick me up, they want you to feel at home, their goal is to make customers happy.

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

5 John Street Lower, Collegepark, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 2689

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http://www.thedylanwhiskybar.com

The Dylan is an old victorian style bar that specialises in fine whiskies. Our Whisky Library now contains nearly 200 of the worlds finest whiskies, 40 premium gins & is continually growing. With comfortable leather seating, private snugs, an open turf fire & walls adorned with whiskey mirrors, old advertising and Bob Dylan memorabilia; this bar provides a warm cosy atmosphere in which to chat with friends while enjoying your dram. If whiskey's not your thing, we also have a great selection of beers, wines cocktails and other choice spirits.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City. R95 Y104

Tel: 056 7723388

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http://www.rivercourthotel.com

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a gorgeous 4 star hotel located right in the heart of our beautiful Medieval city. It is located in a quiet secluded courtyard just off the main tourist area, yet only a stroll from all major attractions. Each of our 102 guest rooms are stylishly decorated with splendid fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft neutral tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep every night. Most guest rooms overlook the River Nore with sensational views of Kilkenny Castle. We also offer FREE Wi-Fi throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for our hotel residents and patrons. Guests can dine at the award winning Riverside Restaurant or Terrace Kitchen both offering stunning views of Kilkenny Castle, exceptional service and delicious food.  Guests also have the option of dining outdoors in the summer. The Riverview Bar is comfortable and friendly with an extensive food menu that is served all day, every day! Guests also have the option of dining outdoors in the summer. The Kilkenny River Court Hotel are experts in Weddings, special occasions & family celebrations, conferences and meetings and everything in between!