Paris, eat your heart out! Kilkenny City is one of Ireland's most romantic cities with its castles, cathedrals, candle lit restaurants and endless culture. What better place to escape for a break with your other half to a luxury estate hotel or chic boutique hideaway.
The iconic Mayor's Walk on the Parade under the shadows of Kilkenny Castle is the perfect place for a leisurely hand in hand stroll to soak up the sights and sounds of the city
Sky's the limit
Rumour has it, many a proposal has been made at the top of Kilkenny’s iconic St. Canice’s round tower, only one of two such towers in Ireland that can be climbed. Some say it’s the view that prompts the proposal, others point to the height and a rush of oxygen to the brain. Either way, Kilkenny is the perfect place to pose that all important question and with a dizzying array of jewellers, silversmiths and goldsmiths, where better to dazzle?
Sweep 'em off their feet
Sweep your other half off their feet with an atmospheric bike ride through the City or County with Kilkenny Cycling Tours.
Stock up on some artisan treats from the Kilkenny Design Centre before a picnic and stroll in the Castle park or take to the countryside for some peace and quiet, cycle the back roads to the picturesque village of Bennettsbridge, home to Nicholas Mosse Pottery and Moth to a Flame. Return to Kilkenny city at your own leisure along the truly beautiful River Nore, taking pit stops to enjoy the scenic views.