City Centre

Explore historic Kilkenny city centre

Kilkenny is a richly historic place with a warm welcome and the promise of an unrivalled experience that resonates long after you leave.

Stop by Kilkenny’s famous Medieval Mile. As Ireland’s best preserved medieval city, the mile captures 800 years of history and hosts renowned and hidden gems, from the magnificent Castle to the enchanting Rothe Gardens to St. Canice’s round tower which at 30m is one of only three climbable towers in Ireland. This is a city shrouded in tales of superstition and subterfuge.

An absolute must is a visit to the award winning Medieval Mile Museum, formerly the 13th century St Mary’s Church, where history is brought to life through multimedia interactive displays to intrigue all ages. Unearth 800 years of history under one roof and hear the stories of powerful patrons and inspired creators.

Visit The Shee Alms House, a Tudor building dating from 1582, today it is the Kilkenny Tourist Office. The Black Abbey is one of the oldest churches in Kilkenny serving the community for the last 760 years. The Famine Memorial is new visitor experience to discover located within the grounds of MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, check it out before hitting the shops. There is just so much to experience in Kilkenny.

City Centre Inspiration

Hurling Tours Ireland

The Ultimate Summer Kilkenny Picnic Guide

Explore Kilkenny, Ireland's Medieval Mile City

Spring has Sprung in Kilkenny

Egg-citing Easter Activities in Kilkenny

Honouring the past

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Summer Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Kilkenomics - A festival of Economics and Comedy

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Romantic Rendezvous

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

The Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

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

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

A fashion mecca for the style conscious

Holiday Gift Guide

More than a Menu

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

Night Time Vibrance

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Walking through the woods bennettsbridge

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

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Hurling Tours Ireland

The Ultimate Summer Kilkenny Picnic Guide

Explore Kilkenny, Ireland's Medieval Mile City

Spring has Sprung in Kilkenny

Egg-citing Easter Activities in Kilkenny

Honouring the past

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Summer Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Kilkenomics - A festival of Economics and Comedy

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Romantic Rendezvous

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

The Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

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

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

A fashion mecca for the style conscious

Holiday Gift Guide

More than a Menu

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

Night Time Vibrance

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Walking through the woods bennettsbridge

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

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Hurling Tours Ireland

The Ultimate Summer Kilkenny Picnic Guide

Explore Kilkenny, Ireland's Medieval Mile City

Spring has Sprung in Kilkenny

Egg-citing Easter Activities in Kilkenny

Honouring the past

Dine like a local

Boutique Hotel Stays

Summer Family Escapes

Catching up with the gal pals

Kilkenomics - A festival of Economics and Comedy

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Romantic Rendezvous

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

The Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

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

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

A fashion mecca for the style conscious

Holiday Gift Guide

More than a Menu

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Top City Spots for the Coffee Connoisseur

The Sweeter Side to Kilkenny

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

Night Time Vibrance

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Walking through the woods bennettsbridge

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

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Famine Experience

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

[email protected]

https://kilkennyfamineexperience.com/

Visit Kilkenny Union Workhouse, adjacent to Kilkenny Train Station, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to take this FREE audio visual self-led tour. Hear the heartbreaking and poignant human stories recorded in local newspaper articles and minute books from the Board of Guardians, a true reflection of the Kilkenny Famine Experience from the perspective of the Workhouse inmates and staff.

Kilkenny Inn

Budget Boutique Kilkenny Hotel Located in the heart of this medieval City
This budget boutique Kilkenny hotel is located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile and offers guests excellent value for money. The Kilkenny Inn is close to all the city's famous attractions including the Smithwicks Experience, Kilkenny Castle. In addition to the myriad of shops in the city centre, the charming pubs, bars and evening entertainment on offer make it ideal for your stay in Kilkenny. The hotel's facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts. It is perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city, this Kilkenny Hotel has 30 recently refurbished comfortable guest rooms in a contemporary urban style. The bright and tastefully decorated rooms are designed to meet all the requirements of our guests, business and leisure alike. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere not to mention it's great service. Casual all day dining options and evening drinks are available here at Kernel Bar and Kitchen. All guests can also avail of complimentary secure guest parking, conveniently located to the rear of the hotel. The Kilkenny Inn is ideal for a city break, or to enjoy the many festivals of Kilkenny such as the Cat Laughs and Roots Festival. Book your stay today Kilkennyinn.com  

Laser Combat Experience

Mint Beauty

In the heart of Kilkenny City, Mint is a Beauty, Laser and Skincare Centre. We are passionate about client care and great skin. We believe in excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of services and products delivered by a knowledgeable and friendly team. Mint offers a full range of services including facials, massages, body treatments, make up application and lessons, threading, waxing, nail treatments, signature packages. Our Clinic is focused on skincare and offers Microneedling, Alumier MD Skin Peels and Candela Max Pro Laser treatments targeting hair removal, pigmentation and more. Our skincare shop is home to Alumier MD, Dermalogica and Decleor brands.

G.L. Ryan Jewellers

G.L. Ryan Jewellers is located in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, the vibrant heartbeat of the south-east. With its narrow paved streets and pedestrianised shopping areas, lively evening cafes and nightlife. Located on High Street, the main shopping street, we are directly across from the entrance to the Market Cross, Kilkenny's premier shopping centre, with ample car-parking close by. Whether you're getting engaged or just looking for that perfect gift? At Ryan Jewellers we have been helping people find the right quality jewellery for all occasions for over 70 years.

Lorimat Jewellers

Known for its vintage inspired diamond engagement rings and jewellery, Lorimat Jewellers is a treasure trove of unique pieces for anybody looking for that something different. We cater for brides and grooms to be with a large collection of wedding rings and bridal jewellery. Handmade shaped wedding bands to fit around engagement rings are also available. All of our jewellery is made from gold, silver or platinum. Lorimat also boasts a diverse range of gift ideas that will suit all tastes and budgets. Lorimat Jewellers Kilkenny City Centre Shopping

Murphy Jewellers

Murphy Jewellers was established at 85 High Street Kilkenny in 1903 by Patrick T. Murphy, whose name resides above the door to this day. A skilful craftsman, he built a solid reputation for reliable, personal service in quality jewellery and watch-making. This tradition has continued over three generations in his family to become the successful jewellery business that you can visit today. Murphy Jewellers is in the same family for three generations as a successful, progressive and vibrant jewellery business located in the heart of Ireland’s medieval capital. They are delighted to present to you their latest catalogue (on their website) of fine jewellery, illustrating a selection of our newest lines. They welcome the opportunity of showing you this jewellery as well as their more regular, classic styles on your next visit to their shop. With private viewing rooms, individual attention is always assured.

Nolan Jewellers

10 Coffee House Lane, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761272

[email protected]

http://www.facebook.com/nolans.kilkenny

Nolan’s Jewellers carry a range of brands and jewellery items that appeal to a very wide audience. Stockists of Swarovski, Alex and Ani, Thomas Sabo, Coeur de Lion, Rebecca, Hugo Boss , Fossil , Tommy Hilfiger, Citizen, Casio, and much more. We are the sole supplier in the Kilkenny region for many of our brands and our on-site watchmaker and goldsmith can make immediate repairs to customer items. We are agile and move with the times and respond to the demands of our customers. Our new retail outlet was designed with all of our customers in mind and to ensure a comfortable shopping experience. Our location in the Market Cross is central and easily accessible with ample parking and other facilities and retail outlets all of whom are complementary to each other.

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Established in 1968 and now in its second generation, internationally acclaimed Rudolf Heltzel designers gold and silversmiths hand make unique, exquisite jewellery in precious metals and gemstones. Their gallery at 10 Patrick Street, open to the public, displays and sells an exciting range of instantly recognisable, hand made engagement rings and dress pieces in 18ct gold, sterling silver and platinum, set with carefully selected diamonds and magnificent precious gemstones. Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Tree Grove Camping

Tree Grove Glamping

Danville House, New Ross Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8308845

[email protected]

www.treegrovecamping.com

Tree Grove is a caravan and camping park in Kilkenny. We are a small family run park newly set up and fresh to this business, but after our first few years we have found it to be most rewarding. We like to give everyone the local info and tips on what to see and do in Kilkenny and the South East. We have tried to make the park as practical as possible for you the tourer, with a logical layout to suit both the terrain & the campers needs. So if you do come to visit let us look after you.

Kilkenny Medieval Mile Tours

Welcome to Medieval mile tours where we guide you the back streets and alleyways of the Medieval City of Kilkenny. You will learn about Dame Alice Kyteler and her son both of whom were on trial for which craft in one of the earliest witch craft accusations in Europe. Or how Kilkenny was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Ossory, and St Canice’s Cathedral stands on a site which has experienced Christian worship since the 6th century.

Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk

Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2743865

[email protected]

https://shenaniganswalks.com/

Shenanigans - The Kilkenny City Walk is the fun way to experience historic Kilkenny City, the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Blending comedy, magic, history, whimsical fun and plenty of Shenanigans our guides will take you on a jolly jaunt tracing Kilkenny City’s fascinating Medieval Mile, regaling you with unique anecdotes, fun facts and a good dollop of irreverent humour, craíc and mischief. Not just a guided tour ... a MIS-guided tour! The fun, magical, historical & hysterical way to experience Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile.

Touch The Past Walking Tours

Tourist Office, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2776107

[email protected]

www.touchthepastireland.com

Touch The Past history tours are delivered by Amanda Pitcairn who employs her passion for the Middle Ages and public history. More than a mere observation of old buildings, Touch The Past Tours focus on the lives of specific Medieval characters as well as life in general for the majority of ordinary medieval people. Visitors 'dive' into the Middle Ages while meandering through the lanes of Ireland's historic built heritage. Touch the Past tours are delivered in an engaging and accessible manner, providing an enjoyable and informative experience without compromising on the integrity of innate historical fact.

Tynan Walking Tours

When you visited Medieval Kilkenny your Kilkenny experience should be with a local qualified, experienced and knowledgeable guide and historian and Pat Tynan’s Medieval Walking Tour will give that real Kilkenny experience in a city that has become a Medieval Wonderland!! Daily Kilkenny Medieval Mile Walking Tours, Private Walking Tours can be arranged at a time to suit clients and group Medieval Walking Tours all year.

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild , a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital
The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital. Each premises will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customers experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology. Regular whiskey tasting Kilkenny events will be held in each of the Guild Houses designed to heighten the public’s knowledge of Irish Whiskey history production and various styles. The guild aims to make Kilkenny the leading Whiskey tourism destination in Ireland. Kilkenny Whiskey Guild Members include: Brewery Corner, Billy Byrne's, The Dylan Whisky Bar, Langton's, Lanigan's, Left Bank, Matt the Miller's, Paris Texas, The Hibernian Bar and The Wine Centre

Helen Costelloe Food Producer

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

Tel:

[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/chefhelencostelloe

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!

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.

Marble City Barbers

Marble City Barbers is Kilkenny’s oldest Victorian style barbers. At Marble City Barbers they are dedicated to providing the best value and quality service. They do this by providing high quality salon services, a unique customer focus, all in a warm, friendly atmosphere. They are a contemporary old style classic barbers focusing on quality care of their clients. They are not a unisex hairdressers - they are specially trained in cutting mens hair. On entering the premises you will see that immediately from the design, the walls covered in sporting pictures. This is the perfect place to relax and have a bit of craic while getting a quality haircut or traditional hot towel shave. From the marble countertops to the old traditional style barbershop chairs and barber sinks the decor makes you feel like you have stepped back in time while maintaining a contemporary atmosphere.

Market Cross Shopping Centre

Situated in the heart of Kilkenny city and growing from strength to strength since 1994. We continually boast some of the best known branded shops and retail outlets in Ireland, including such names as Supervalu, Heatons, and Penneys, to name but a few. We as a Centre pride ourselves not only on the quality of the products and services we provide but on the fact that in this ever changing, fast moving retail environment one thing has and will never change for us, the importance of you, the customer.

Mimi Boutique

Mimi Boutique is a treasure trove of beautiful clothing and accessories which scream style and individuality. From Evening wear to casual classics, Mimi has a wide selection of elegant, comfortable and affordable designs, whatever the occasion.

Serendipity Boutique

A beautiful Boutique in the heart of Kilkenny City. Opened in 2005 we sell a range of clothing, with headpieces and jewellery to match.

38 Co Boutique

38co Boutique is a new unique and contemporary own brand created by Cathy in 2017. 38co style is high fashion, on trend. The unique styling is an art form with a range of colours to suit your individuality. The range was carefully selected for women through all walks of life, help women feel confident in their individual style every day, comfortable yet stylish.

Tiffany Boutique

What started out as a retirement venture over eight years ago has snow balled into a very successful shoe shop business offering stylish Ladies Shoes, Hand Bags, Fascinators and Jewellery for all occasions. Tiffany started as a shoe shop but we soon realised there was a market for matching accessories. Our shop is unique in that we carry shoes and bags in every colour that's available. Tiffany is an Alladin's Cave, people like to pop in for a browse and say it gives them that feel good factor.

The Wardrobe Kilkenny, Designer Consignment Store

The Wardrobe is the leading Designer Consignment Store in the South East. They stocks preloved labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Brunello Cuccinelli, Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and many more.  From Designer bags, accessories to complete outfits you will be sure to find something to keep your wardrobe stylish and on trend at a fraction of the original price.The Wardrobe Kilkenny both consign and sell preloved Designer clothes, bags, sunglasses, accessories and jewellery.  Clients simply bring their items in for appraisal and authentication and agree on a price. They’ll soon find a new home.The Wardrobe Kilkenny believe in the lifecycle of luxury goods and are always looking for Designer items to sell on your behalf.

Valley of Roses

Unique place where you Create Your Own Signature Scent. Our workshops are for creative, design sensitive people. You’ll find the perfect perfume in our collection; including the hottest brands!

Biz Locator

BizLocator Kilkenny can help you and your friends discover the perfect adventure to embark upon, world class dinning experiences, bargain shopping outlets and discounts. Founded in August 2014 theBizlocator.ie website and smartphone app are your online directory. Bringing you up to date information on businesses in your area and beyond.

Kilkenny.com

Mettle Media, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8309022

[email protected]

kilkenny.com

Kilkenny.com offers a digest of news and events from around the county. Sport, Business, Agriculture, Community and Lifestyle, all are listed on the site together with videos and Events listings. They also promote events in Kilkenny with video and more

Design & Craft Council of Ireland

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy. DCCoI's activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.

Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Craft Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, the Centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style. The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can avail of highly attractive tax free shopping.

Frank’s Medieval Tours

Frank is known to many for once being the topic of conversation at a lunch in Buckingham Palace and to others for throwing an academy award winning actor out of Kilkenny Castle… now that's impressive!! Frank Kavanagh is without a doubt Kilkenny's NO.1 Fan and certainly one of the most familiar faces of Kilkenny, known to many as one of Kilkenny's longest serving tour guides. Story telling for Frank is about connecting to other people and helping people to see what you see. Frank's passionate and friendly tours of Kilkenny Castle and the surrounding historic Kilkenny sites incorporates history, culture and humour with his own personal tales and ghost stories. Franks true character and personality shines with each and every step he takes through the Medieval capital of Ireland, making him a household name to the people of Kilkenny…..

MackDonald Language Academy

The Village Campus, Waterford Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 01 4429255

[email protected]

mackdonald.com

Mackdonald Language Academy (m.l.a.) is an ACELS and MEI accredited and independent English language school in Kilkenny. English courses are available to learners of all ages, on a year-round basis. Students do not only improve their English, they also get a very good impression of the cultural and natural beauty of Ireland. During the summer months, m.l.a. are specialized in offering 'all inclusive' holiday courses for kids and teenagers in Kilkenny city. Everything is included in the one price: English lessons in small classes, full board host family accommodation, airport transfers (from/to Dublin DUB), afternoon and evening activities, many cultural trips and excursions & sports.

Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher Seanachai

For more than four decades Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher has entertained numerous visitors to Ireland’s Ancient East, from North America, Canada and from many other far flung places around the globe, with his humorous stories of a Country and lifestyle that many may not now recognise. He takes us back in time to a world of storytelling, which has been handed down over the centuries in a tradition that stretches back to the origins of theatre itself.

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny, Ireland. Saint Mary’s was designed by William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). He was chosen by Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) who instigated the building of St. Mary’s in February 1842. Work began in April 1843 and finished in 1857. On Sunday 4 October 1857, St. Mary’s had its grand opening, which consisted of a two-and-three-quarter hour ceremony that began at 6.15am. The cost of the building is estimated to have been £25,000.

St.Canice’s Cathedral

Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice's has been preserved in its original style and form. Worship has taken place here for over 800 years. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments. View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from the 9th century round tower (weather permitting) and see the seat of the bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120AD. Facilities include: Gift shop, toilets, wheelchair access. Information leaflets are available in 15 languages. Group and guided tours available by booking in advance.

Music in Kilkenny

Castalia Hall, Ballintobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 1777017

[email protected]

musicinkilkenny.com

Music in Kilkenny organises two series of concerts every year; an autumn series and a spring series. All concerts take place in Kilkenny. Music in Kilkenny Committee: John Clark, Brian Fennelly, Beatrice Kelly, Kieran O’Sullivan, Susan Proud Music in Kilkenny is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny County Council & the Camphill Community of Ballytobin

Rothe House & Garden

Parliament Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 085 8383161

[email protected]

rothehouse.com

Rothe House is a unique Tudor merchant’s townhouse, built between 1594 and 1610. The property comprises three houses, three enclosed courtyards and a large garden to the rear. The property is a lot bigger than it looks from the street! To accommodate his growing family, on this long, narrow plot John Rothe Fitzpiers built three houses, one behind the other, with cobbled courtyards in between. To the rear is a half-acre garden that runs all the way back to the City Wall. The property is now owned by Kilkenny Archaeological Society and is home to their large collection of artefacts relating to Kilkenny city and county. The garden has been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect the Rothe Family garden and is planted with heritage varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit; there are even resident ducks! The house is open to the public and visitors will have the opportunity to make their way through the houses, courtyards and gardens on a self-guided tour. Full guided tours can also be arranged for groups by contacting [email protected]

The Watergate Theatre

Kilkenny is steeped in theatrical history. From the time the Duke of Ormonde (1698) brought the first Strollers Theatre group to Kilkenny, to the present day, Kilkenny has been synonymous with the world of theatre. Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the Watergate Theatre have been keeping audiences entertained since 1993 with local, national and international productions, live music, dance, comedy and much more.

Belle Kilkenny – Shoes & Accessories

Welcome to Belle Kilkenny! We put and lot of time into sourcing our stock for our much appreciated and valued customers, travelling to international shows in Milan and London every season. Some of the shoe brands we stock are: Sam Edelman, Ash, Ted Baker, Pedro Miralles, Wonders, Bruno Premi, Mjus, Amy Huberman. Handbags ranges include Cocinelle and Olga Berg.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats

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..

Butterslip Shop

Butterslip opened in 2005, full of colourful ideas and wild notions, the result of much day dreaming, notebook scribling, scrapbook filling and finally one great flight of madness. The scribbler, day dreamer and committed pritt sticker here is me, Anne, still often to be found doodling and daydreaming – these days I just try and make it look more productive…

Frank Walls Mans Shop

Frank Wall Mans shop is located on High St renowned throughout the south east for quality value and exceptional personal service.

Kilkenny Crafts

26 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777456

[email protected]

Kilkenny's only Irish Souvenir shop with the cheapest prices and most friendly customer service. Experience a warm Irish Welcome. In our shop you will find legends of Kilkenny Range, Celtic and Natural Jewellery goods. We are a local source of information on: Castles, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Rag Trees, Solstice Sites, Fairy Forts, Leprechaun Groves, Mullechuaun Hills, Haunted Places, Stone Circles, Sacred and Beautiful Places.

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Mac Donagh Junction, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

[email protected]

macdonaghjunction.com

MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping centre in the south east. An multi award winning retail and leisure hub located in the heart of Kilkenny City beside the train station, build around the beautifully restored former Kilkenny Famine Workhouse and also home to the FREE heritage attraction the Kilkenny Famine Experience. MacDonagh Junction is home to many of the top high street brands such as Dunnes, Next, H & M, Life Style Sports, River Island, TK Maxx, Skechers, Boots, Carraig Donn, Jack & Jones, Only, Regatta, Pamela Scott, JD Sports, Field's Jewellers, Eason, K-Bowl and Art It walk in studio. MacDonagh Junction is also home to Golden Spiderweb, The Works, Carphone Warehouse, Peter Mark Hairstylists, Boston Barber, Flair Beauty Boutique, Claire's accessories, Sky TV services, Vodafone, St Canice’s Credit Union, Jump Juice, and the Foroige Drum Youth Centre.

It offers 3 hours parking for €2.50, luxurious changing and award winning baby feeding suite, buggy and wheel chair loan, electric vehicle charge points, height adjustable changing bench, free wi-fi and children’s play areas. The Centre is also Ireland first Age Friendly Shopping Centre.

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium is host to a range of talented Irish & International Designers, located on the medieval mile in the heart of Kilkenny City. Lady Lorna Designer Emporium’s selection of Designer fashion complimented by a range of stylish accessories emphasises elegance & individuality.

Padmore & Barnes

large retail department store in Kilkenny specialising in Footwear, Outdoor and Luggage with Camping in the summer and Ski in the winter. It also offers a fantastic selection to visitors in Casual Clothing, Sports House & Home, Garden Furniture, Barbeques, Crafts and Childrens clothing. Padmore & Barnes offers a unique blend of quality product in world famous brands such as Ecco, Josef Seibal, Lowa Alpine, Columbia, Samsonite, Nike, Vango and Musto to name but a few. The store is open 7 days a week and has a large car park.

Peaches Boutique

Andrea and Siobhan, who always had a natural love and flair for the fashion world, own one of Kilkenny’s Premier boutiques - bringing you alluring signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and all the fashion capitals of the world. This stunning boutique is a well known shopping experience that focuses on individuality, allowing every lady to express their own sense of style. It is also a one stop shop for all occasions from casual chic to a day at the races, weddings, confirmations etc. And it does not stop there… The girls at Peaches boutique also offer a personal styling service and after hour opening available on request.

The Hub, Cillin Hill

The Hub at Cillin Hill is a premier multi-purpose venue in the South East. Located in a commanding roadside position on the outskirts of thriving Kilkenny City, The Hub is located within Cillin Hill (visit www.cillinhill.com). The Hub is the ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences, comedy gigs, product launches, car/machinery shows, gala dinners, concerts and much more..

Barnstorm Theatre Company

Founded in Kilkenny in 1991, Barnstorm Theatre Company creates and presents high-standard, professional theatre for children and young people. It is also a resource organisation, using theatre & drama as a participative, personal development process for youth and local community groups, through its Youth Theatre, Adult Theatre Club and a community, schools and youth Outreach programme. The Barn is Barnstorm's own 80-seater black box venue. It is the home venue for our professional theatre for children aged 4-7; for the Adult Theatre Clubs and the Youth Theatre. The Barn features annually as a Kilkenny Arts Festival venue. Barnstorm's plays for children aged 8+ are performed in the nearby Watergate Theatre.

Cartoon Saloon

The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7764481

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http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is an Academy Award®-nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning short films such as From Darkness, Cúilín Dualach/Backwards Boy, Old Fangs, The Ledge End Of Phil, and Somewhere Down the Line, to TV series like Skunk FU! and now Puffin Rock (launched on RTEjr in Jan 2015 and to be broadcast worldwide later this year), Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry.

Kilkenny Castle

Go back in time to a 12th Century castle, remodelled and restored and set in 1830's splendour and extensive parklands: includes art gallery and playground. Publications are also on sale. Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor and the gardens only.

Hole in the Wall

17 High Street (rear), Kilkenny

Tel:

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http://www.holeinthewall.ie/

The Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny's renowned 16th century tavern. It is housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland - the 1582 Archer Inner House, 17 High St. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years. Tours currently take place on the weekends and evenings that describe the story of the house against the backdrop of the complex history of political and religious change in Kilkenny over the past 400 years.

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 & Restaurant

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

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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 Cafe located in Market Cross Shopping Centre
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. It has 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!

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August. For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

Kilkenomics Festival

2018 will mark the 9th edition of Kilkenomics - Europe’s first economics festival - which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment. Our informal, entertaining formats invite our audiences to engage and enjoy. As we like to say: it’s serious, but it’s fun too! Jump into Kilkenomics now and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight we hope can help us all make smart choices for our futures - inform and entertain yourselves. People who have taken part in previous years include David McWilliams (co-founder of the festival), Constantin Gurdgiev, Max Keiser, Gillian Tett, Rory Sutherland, Linda Yueh and Yanis Varoufakis.

Kilkenny Country Music festival

This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland. There’s something for everyone with activities for the kids, state of the art facilities ,dancing, onsite bars and restaurants and entertained by some of the best country musicians in Ireland this is the place to be on July 1st 2018 GAA fans attending this year will be able to view the Munster & Leinster Finals on the many tv screens around the racecourse so come along and enjoy the music while keeping track of the games.

Rockfall Festival

The Rockfall Festival is an annual music festival, which takes on the October Bank Holiday weekend. This festival had meagre beginnings when it started off in 1989 with just 5 bands! The festival has now transformed to become one of the top music festivals in the south east of Ireland and features over 30 acts playing in music venues all over the city. Not only does the Rockfall Festival showcase young up and coming talent in Ireland but all the performers at the festival perform free of charge with all money raised going to charity.

Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival

Since 1998 the festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell, Phosphorescent, Sturgill Simpson and Alabama Shakes. Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night. There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.

Subtitle European Film Festival

The festival brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. Many of the films in the 2017 festival have never been screened theatrically in Ireland and 15 of them are Irish premieres; highlights for this year include a special VIP preview of Aku Louhimies’s epic film UNKNOWN SOLDIER, which has already smashed box office records in Finland; Valery Todorovsky’s terrific drama, BOLSHOI (he will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings), Alexei Uchitel’s lavish new picture, MATILDA and Tonie Marshall’s outstanding new film, NUMBER ONE (she will be in Kilkenny too). For our 2017 edition, we are presenting 29 films. We have a terrific collection of thrillers, dramas and comedies from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria. We are very excited about the mix of movies available and we are confident that there’s something on offer for all tastes. There will be over 200 guests in Kilkenny for the festival, including over 50 brilliant European actors and some of the finest casting directors on the planet.

Tradfest

Burrell's Hall, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

Tel: 083 8722444

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www.kilkennytradfest.com

Kilkenny TradFest showcases the best of Irish traditional music, in a variety of unique venues across Kilkenny city. Held across St.Patrick’s Day weekend, the festival is accessible to everyone, with both free and ticketed events. Join Tradfest to see world-class acts, fantastic traditional Irish musicians and bands, as well as all of the St. Patrick’s Festivities including the Parade. There are events for all ages, with the TradTrail, music & dance workshops, family activities and more.

Savour Kilkenny Festival

The Savour Kilkenny Festival is the city’s premier food festival and is relatively new on the scene. There’s a vibrant food culture in Kilkenny so there’s no place better to celebrate this passion. This festival is usually held on the October Bank holiday each year and features exquisite dinners, food tasting, wine tasting, baking competitions, cooking demonstrations, a food trail, food markets, celebrity chef cookery classes and a gala dinner. Of course there will also be lots of music and street entertainment.

Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

Kilkenny Cat Laughs is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage, and has been heralding the start of the summer season since 1995. Now in it’s 24th edition, the festival has played host over the years to international and domestic world class comedy and is renowned for treating both talent and audience to a warm, welcoming and convivial atmosphere in Kilkenny, at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Cat Laughs has a reputation for being the comedians’ comedy festival, and for creating an atmosphere where anything can happen. Over the years the festival has nurtured the fledgling careers of Irish acts like Dara Ó Briain, Aisling Bea, Graham Norton, Dylan Moran, Maeve Higgins, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joanne McNally, Deirdre O’Kane, David O’Doherty, Des Bishop and many, many more. We have also welcomed international luminaries like Bill Murray, Zach Galifianakis, Laura Kightlinger, Bill Burr, George Wendt, Ross Noble, Peter Kay, Bill Bailey, Tig Notaro, Emo Philips and Sarah Millican among others. In 2017, Matt Smyth and Dan Colley of Collapsing Horse Theatre took over the reins as Artistic Directors, bringing some of their own comedy influences onboard and and building on the fine legacy of the festival. They take the helm again in 2018 and look forward to combining the best in comedy standup with new names in the world of improv, sketch, podcasts and more. Roll on summer!

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! O'Gorman's is a Traditional Family Pub perfectly located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny city, close to the train and bus station, McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Nolan Park and in easy walking distance of all the main attractions in Kilkenny City, such as: Kilkenny Castle, The Design Yard, Rothe House and more. O'Gorman's is the ideal spot for a quick pint or two, maybe a game of pool or maybe to watch the game on TV. Rooms are available if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in Kilkenny City.

Left Bank Bar

Left Bank popular Kilkenny bar for couples, friends, groups and parties
Left Bank has been transformed into one of Kilkenny's most popular bars and venues. A recently renovated Bank of Ireland Branch, this Kilkennt bar 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 this Kilkenny bar to soak up the atmosphere in our historic and impressive bar.

Lanigans Bar

Lanigans Kilkenny Bar
Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant is a family run Traditional Kilkenny Bar located in the heart of the medieval city. Live Music is on offer 7 nights a week and Irish Cuisine served until 9pm each evening. Famed for its Hooly nights Live Trad with Cu Chulainn with World renowned Irish Dancer Ger Hayes and dancers from Evelyn White school of dance every Mon, Tues, Wed & Thur 9 till late. It also boasts the largest LCD video wall in Ireland for all your sporting events. Adjacent to this famous Kilkenny bar is a brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel offering visitors accommodation on a budget. Voted the number one on things to do in Kilkenny on Trip Advisor, The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience brings you down a unique sporting experience into the world's oldest & Fastest Field Game. Located close to top Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, the newly added addition of Kilkenny Ghost Tours is a must when visiting the Medieval capital of Ireland. A warm and Friendly welcome will always greet you at Lanigan's.

La Rivista

La Rivista - Driven by a passion for good food, fine wines and top class service
Located on Kilkenny’s historic Parliament Street, just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle and Smithwicks Experience, La Rivista offers fine contemporary, Italian & Irish fusion cooking to suit all tastes and budgets. Daily specials at this Kilkenny restaurant and set menus offering great value mean you can come in for a quick bite before the theatre (Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre is a stonesthrow away) or sit back with us and enjoy our full A La Carte menu. This Kilkenny restaurant also caters for Vegetarian and Celiac dietary requirements. So whether it’s an intimate meal for two or a large family get together, your table is waiting at La Rivista

Kytelers Inn

A Kilkenny bar and venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background
Kyteler's Inn is a truly historic Kilkenny bar and 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 an 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. Music is a huge part of Ireland's history and Traditional Irish music has a home right here in Kyteler's Inn. Enjoy a fun Trad session with a talented duo, every Monday to Thursday evening in the Main bar. Visitors from all over the world join a local clientele for Bacon and Cabbage, Irish Stew, prime Steaks and our famous 'Vol au Vents' washed down with local Kilkenny and Smithwicks beers, Harp lager and Guinness. This Kilkenny bar has catered for many tour groups over the years and  would be very happy to look after any group in this great medieval building.  Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny offers the perfect surroundings for special occasions, communions, birthdays, Christmas parties, office parties & private parties.

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

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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

Kieran Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7762250

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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 Bar & Restaurant

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.

Pennefeather Cafe

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

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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.

Rafter Dempseys Bar

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.

Sullivans Brewing Company

The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7797980

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https://www.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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Stylish fine dining in this Kilkenny Restaurant

Kilkenny Design Centre, Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7722118

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https://anochtrestaurant.ie/

This Kilkenny Restaurant was 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

Delicious Asian street food at this Kilkenny Restaurant
Aroi is a casual dining Kilkenny restaurant that offers a single course dining experience and service with the minimum of fuss. Aroi (pronounced Aroy) is associated with the eating experience in Asia and means delicious or tasty. This Kilkenny restaurant's ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This healthy cuisine avoids the obscure chemicals and additives so common in today's food. View our Kilkenny menu today

Billy Byrnes Bar / Restaurant & Accommodation

Kilkenny Bar with good beer, good food and a warm welcome
Billy Byrnes is one of Kilkenny’s most famous public houses located in the heart of this medieval city. This Kilkenny bar is a popular meeting place for locals young and old with a reputation for good beer, good food and a warm welcome. In this relaxed and informal environment visitors can enjoy a bit of local colour, some top quality live music, or just a quiet corner to read the paper. Billy Byrnes main bar is a big, bright, welcoming space where guests can eat breakfast and lunch, check e-mail, or just meet friends and linger over coffee during the day. At night, the bar fills up with a mixture of locals and visitors, hipsters and sports stars.  A wide selection of craft beers and spirits from Kilkenny and further afield is served. There is a dedicated live music room at the back of the bar not to mention a funky beer garden furnished with rescued sofas and home-made tables, like a beach bar in the middle of the city! There’s even an old double-decker bus, converted to a kitchen, serving tasty street food from around the world and a real wood-fired oven turning out fresh, authentic pizzas. Situated above a renovated 19th Century townhouse bar and restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike, Billy Byrnes is a comfortable family-run bed & breakfast just a five minute stroll from the heart of historic Kilkenny city. Visit Billy Byrne's today and experience what this great Kilkenny bar has to offer.

Bollards Bar & Bistro

This Kilkenny Bar welcomes guests to enjoy traditional and contemporary food and drink
Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's Bar and Bistro 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. Bollard's Bar & Bistro combines traditional ambiance and hospitality with the very best of modern-day customer service, welcoming visitors and locals alike to enjoy our winning combination of traditional and contemporary food and drink. 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

Kilkenny’s first and finest Craft Beer Bar
Brewery Corner is the first and finest Craft Beer Kilkenny Bar. Located on Parliment street it is close to the popular Smithwicks Experience. It houses a selection of over 100 craft beers on draught and in bottles and a wide range of international craft beers and whiskeys, and specially selected wines. Delicious stone baked pizzas and mouth watering stacked beef burgers are also on offer with Brewery Corner's contemporary bar menu. 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 and beer samplings.

Cakeface Patisserie

This Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike
Kilkenny's first patisserie located on the Medieval Mile in the shadow of St Canices Cathedral this Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Cakeface Patisserie offers of handmade quirky and unusual cakes not to mention pastries and desserts that are works of art which would be hard 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 at this Kilkenny cafe consists of gourmet, made to order sandwich filled with delicious local ingredients 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. Visit cakeface.ie

Christy’s Bar

This Kilkenny bar is located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Centre
Situated in an area known as "the Village" is Christy’s Bar, a family run business. This Kilkenny bar offers customers the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish society along with all the trappings of modern technology. Located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Gallery this is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon while visiting Kilkenny. At Christy's Bar they provide for all major sporting and non sporting events, with a keen eye for horse racing. Christy’s Bar is the Kilkenny bar that boasts one of the largest Beer Gardens in the county complete barbeque facilities plus a customers car park.

Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny

Quaint and homely atmosphere at this Kilkenny cafe.

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! This Kilkenny 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. Also on the menu at this Kilkenny cafe is an assortment of desserts, such as freshly-made scones, muffins, chocolate biscuit cake served with cream to name but a few. It is also the perfect base to plan your tour of our beautiful city.    

Costellos Brewing Company

A bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Kilkenny Brewery

58D Hebron Industrial Estate, Kilkenny

Tel: 0868102320

[email protected]

http://www.costellosbrewco.ie/

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 Costellos, we are all about the craft. We brew beers inspired by our local environment with a nod to Kilkenny’s rich brewing heritage. Costellos is a bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Brewed for a slightly dry finish to leave the taste buds asking for more. Also available is The Red, the same beer as Costellos, just in a bottle. 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.

The Field Bar & Restaurant

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.

Crotty’s Coffee House

This Kilkenny cafe is a favourite with locals and residents alike
Located on the pedestrianised Kieran Street, within view of Kilkenny Castle, this family run Kilkenny cafe offers you the perfect place to relax and chill out over our mouthwatering coffees, savouries and delicious cakes. Crotty's Coffee House is the love child of husband and wife duo Martin and Mary Crotty. Between them they share over 25 years in the hospitality industry, and are driven by their love and passion for delivering excellent customer service in a cup of coffee, accompanied by there love and respect from one another. Together they have created a haven that encompasses a stand out cafe. Their mission is to enrich the lives of those who enter the front door - whether it be for a quick coffee or a lengthy stay - with friendly genuine service and standout dishes. Situated within walking distance from Kilkenny Castle and St. Canices Cathedral. Crottys Coffee House is situated on the oldest street in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exudes a traditional & friendly atmosphere. Crotty's Coffee House is a favourite with locals and residents alike, offering extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service. There is a strong support for all things local and this is very important for to everyone involved in the Crotty's Coffee house story. From the local musicians, staff uniforms and of course the quality produce used in the kitchen.

Insomnia Coffee Company

Insomnia boasts Kilkenny's best coffee, Kilkenny Cafe

Unit 11/13, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7715524

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http://www.insomnia.ie/

Insomnia, a Kilkenny cafe located in Market Cross shopping centre boasts Kilkenny's best coffee. 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 of this Kilkenny cafe 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 or new technologies – they are always looking for new ways to surprise and delight. When you pop in at Insomnia for your morning coffee before you start exploring Kilkenny's or your afternoon pick me up after a cultural tour of this medieval city, 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.

K Bowl Entertainment Centre

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Ten Pin Bowling is a family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years of age. At KBowl you can experience state of the art computerized scoring systems while relaxing on leather sofas enjoying a selection of refreshments. We now serve food. Why not have some pizza and chips with your bowling, kids meals and much more.

Always popular is the KZone area with air hockey and more. All lanes are fully accessible to wheelchair users and are fitted with side bumpers to ensure the best chance of a STRIKE every time!!

Don't forget we offer a 10% discount on 1 hour of bowling to visitors who show their hotel or b&b card/keycard/key

Kilkenny Golf Club

18 Hole Championship Parkland Course in Kilkenny. Playable all year round due to sand based greens. Close to city centre. Full catering facilities available. The course, which is of championship standard, is set on 120 acres of parkland and measures 5,933 metres with a par of 71. The course is mostly flat terrain with an abundance of trees. Notable features are the difficult par threes, the long par four eleventh and the final four holes which have ruined many a fine card! A feature at the 10th tee is a “Fulacht Fiadh”, or ancient Irish kitchen. This type of structure dates back to the Bronze Age when these ancient cooking places were horse shoe shaped mounds made up of small pieces of stone and situated close to a water source or in marshy ground. After a game visitors will find the clubhouse, like the city - very friendly where they can relax in a convivial atmosphere and partake of the Bar and full catering facilities available throughout the day.

Kilkenny Ghost Tours

This one of a kind ghost tour takes you through the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.

Kilkenny GAA

Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny's famed black and amber stripes since the 1930’s. Kilkenny GAA (Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Cill Chainnigh) is the largest sporting organisation in the county. Community based, it organises Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball and Ladies Football activities for all age groups while providing a comfortable and modern setting for spectators. Recent renovations have made room for global stars to embark upon Kilkenny to perform under the roof of Nowlan Park and have provided the opportunity for corporate guests to host meetings and events.

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre, as seen on TV3, BBC, RTE and Irish TV, is a purpose built activity centre which caters for groups from age 7+. Our activities include bubble soccer, splatball, paintball, giant darts, an outdoor assault course and loads of fun! We are located to the rear of the Orchard House Bar and Restaurant and our grounds, which cover five acres include two bubble soccer fields, four paintball arenas and of course our "Hells Kitchen" assault course. Located just a short distance from the city centre we offer packages to suit individuals and groups alike, be it birthday parties, school tours, hens, stags, corporate groups or families looking for a fun day out.

Kilkenny Road Train Tours

Outside Kilkenny Castle Park, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 6997377

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http://www.irishtouristtrains.ie/

Sit back and relax on our custom built train and let us bring the wonderful and historic sights of Kilkenny to you. It leaves the Kilkenny Castle at half past the hour, every hour with first departure at 9.30am to final departure at 6.30pm. Sit back and relax on our custom built train and let us bring the wonderful and historic sights of Kilkenny to you. Meander along the picturesque lanes and streets of Kilkenny and let us take you on a nostalgic journey reminiscent of the gone steam train.

Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Experience Irish hospitality while having an enjoyable easy-paced cycling around the medieval capital of Ireland with photo opportunities and historical information provided at each destination.

Kilkenny Air Soft

Kilkenny Airsoft is the first fully automated airsoft indoor shooting range in the whole of Ireland. The facilities are there to cater for everyone, from experienced shooters to those who have never held a gun before. Special packages are on offer for families (all participants must be 8 or older), birthday parties and even hen and stag parties.Drinks and food are of course available, and the location in Wallslough Village is both convenient – just 3km from Kilkenny city centre – and beautiful. People are travelling there from all over the country to experience the range’s super-fun activities.

Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

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http://www.norevalleypark.com/

Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledges about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.

The Playstation Family Entertainment Centre

Unit 25, Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7712040

[email protected]

http://theplaystation.ie/

The Playstation offers a fun, spacious, safe and clean children's entertainment play centre in Kilkenny. We have facilities for toddlers and children off all ages. Come and join us for plenty of fun - & coffee and treats for the adults!

Smithwicks Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told as only a local knows how. Where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other.

Kilkenny City Tours

Totally worthwhile tour,  a history of Kilkenny through Cromwells siege to the famine and a concise history of the remarkable architecture.  

Warrington Equestrian Centre

Excellent facilities to suit every standard of rider. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Cross Country, Lessons, Riding Holidays, and Children's Summer Camps. Coffee Shop. Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre run by the Moloney family who have been involved in all aspects of the horse industry for many years, and have competed internationally in showjumping and eventing. The centre has excellent facilities including dressage, trekking and cross country, Members of the club compete in both national and international events. The Riding Club provides tuition for students at all levels.

The Watershed

For Fitness, for Leisure, for Family Fun - The Watershed is THE sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland's finest. Non-members are welcome to the enjoy the extensively equipped Pool and Fitness Gym facilities where you can take a dip in the 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and follow this with a visit to the Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Or perhaps work out for fitness or pleasure in our Gym where an experienced staff member will be on hand to offer instruction and advice. Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features and The Watershed also run a popular Multi-Activity Camp programme specially developed for children of primary school age, throughout the school holiday periods - the ideal way to keep your children active and entertained while you take part in some local retail therapy or sightseeing.

Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel

4 Star Boutique Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny
With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this 4 star boutique Kilkenny hotel, is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. The Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny City hotel offers a wide range of rooms all with air-conditioning and the modern conveniences that you expect from a team that puts your comfort first. It is surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks including Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and the Kilkenny Design Centre. Additionally, fashionable and funky boutiques are nearby and the hotel is just a walking distance to the city’s pubs and clubs. Consequently it is the ideal location for your getaway. This Kilkenny Hotel offers 74 quiet, spacious and air conditioned rooms to choose from allowing for a great night's sleep in Kilkenny city centre. Our hotel also has free private parking for all guests and free WiFi throughout; ideal for group holidays, events and corporate meetings. Enjoy a laid back style and hospitality, great selection of wines and cocktails in Statham's Bar and Restaurant. Whether you’re popping in for a coffee and a homemade scone, brunch after a lazy morning, catching up with friends over lunch or a casual evening dining, celebrating a special occasion with a private dinner or party, or just looking for a great night out, Statham’s has just the spot for you. Book your stay today in this trendy boutique style hotel Pembrokekilkenny.com

Springhill Court Hotel

Springhill Court Hotel, 4* Kilkenny Hotel, Family Friendly, Weddings, City Centre
A Kilkenny landmark for over 40 years, the Springhill Court Hotel is now fresh and vibrant following a two year renovation.  The newly refurbished and family friendly Kilkenny hotel is close to the booming centre of the Historic City of Kilkenny with its world-renowned culture, cuisine, history, shopping, and nightlife. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Tower and the Smithwicks Experience. Whether in search of a romantic escape or city break to Kilkenny, the Springhill Court Hotel offers spacious guest rooms and fine dining to suit everyone’s needs. This Kilkenny Hotel comprises of 85 ensuite bedrooms, superb Leisure Club with Gym, 19m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Spa and Hair Salon. The luxurious and spacious guest rooms offer every facility and comfort at the end of a long day of business or pleasure. Family-friendly rooms for clans of all sizes are available. To help keep the little ones entertained, the Springhill Court Hotel have a Children’s Playground and Lenny the Lions Kids Club which operates during the school holidays. For over forty years, guests and locals alike have praised the refined dining experiences at the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. Choose from daily carvery in the Paddock Bar, or casual dining at Kupp Coffee Dock. Enjoy lunch or dinner in Oscar’s Bistro, or perhaps afternoon tea, should guests be feeling indulgent! Whatever the occasion, the excellent service on offer makes it special. From family holidays to fairy-tale weddings, book your stay today and find out why Springhill Court is amongst the most popular destinations in our stunning city. Book your stay at www.springhillcourt.com

Lyrath Estate Hotel

Lyrath Estate - Manor House - Kilkenny 5 Luxury Hotel

Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685

Tel: 056 7760088

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https://www.lyrath.com

The luxury, sophistication and style of Lyrath Estate are unsurpassed among Kilkenny hotels. Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel, spa and luxury wedding venue offering some of the finest accommodation, dining, and conference facilities in Ireland. Located amidst 170 acres of mature parkland, the Estate is home to a host of native wildlife including ducks, rabbits, hares, and squirrels. Lyrath Estate is a family-friendly hotel, boasting a leisure centre with a 17m swimming pool, 22 seater private screening room, outdoor playground and Reilly’s Fun Club. Guests can also avail of activities such as archery, falconry, cycling, walks and fishing throughout the Estate.

Escape and unwind with romantic breaks at Lyrath Estate – enjoy fine dining at our Two AA Rosette winning Yew Restaurant, rejuvenate with an Oasis Spa signature treatment, such as the award-winning Neroli Blossom Ritual, enjoy afternoon tea in The Atrium and catch up over cocktails in Tupper’s Bar! Try a tomahawk steak or lobster in the casual chic Grill & Bar.

The historic setting, exceptional facilities and exquisite food, mean Lyrath Estate is the ultimate wedding venue in Kilkenny. The award-winning Oasis spa voted 'Irish Tatler Hotel Spa of the year' is a popular destination for spa days & pamper breaks in Ireland not to mention among Kilkenny hotels.  The Kilkenny Convention Centre, part of Lyrath Estate, is the largest convention/conference venue in Kilkenny, with state of the art facilities, natural daylight and ample free parking we can cater for up to 1500 delegates theatre style, or 850 for a gala dinner.

Book your stay today in this top class hotel www.lyrath.com

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, a Kilkenny Hotel on the banks of the river Nore

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 stylish 4 star Kilkenny hotel located right in the heart of this 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 such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Each of the 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. FREE Wi-Fi is offered throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for 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.  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! Book your stay in Kilkenny city today. Visit Rivercourthotel.com.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny's only city centre hotel with a swimming pool & spa.
The four star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is certainly a dazzling jewel in this remarkable medieval city and boasts one of the only Kilkenny city centre hotels with full leisure centre facilities including a 21metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Located right beside Kilkenny’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower with spectacular views, Rothe House; the intriguing medieval merchant house and the Smithwicks Experience; a brewing tradition that is centuries old. Discover the city’s finest restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques just on the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel’s doorstep. Experience a hotel stay to remember with facilities to suit everyone from romantic spa weekends enjoying luxury treatments in the KOSpa to family breaks with the hotel’s kid club during school holidays. This 4 star Kilkenny Hotel is also the perfect choice for your celebration or corporate event with its tailored banqueting and conference facilities or simply as a hub to explore this fantastic city and its environs. The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel has 118 contemporary styled hotel guestrooms including family hotel rooms and suites. The Hoban Bar and Brasserie offers stylish hospitality and serves great drinks and relaxed food in glamorous surroundings and in addition the Savour Restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast and private dining.  With the numerous facilities and services this 4 star hotel offers it is the perfect choice for a visit to Kilkenny city. Visit KilkennyOrmonde.com and book your stay today!

Newpark Hotel

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny - A luxurious and family friendly 4 star Kilkenny hotel steeped in centuries of heritage.
The luxurious 4 star Newpark Hotel has centuries of heritage steeped in its walls. It rests on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites. This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is the ideal base for exploring the city and its surrounds. Local attractions include Kilkenny Castle, the Cathedral of St. Canice and Round Tower, Smithwicks Experience and the Medieval Mile to name but a few. However, there is no need to leave the property to enjoy a break away. It is located on over 40 acres of parkland and offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Also on offer are mouth-watering dining options, a fully equipped Health Club & luxurious Spa and magnificent gardens. A go karting track, animal petting farm, playground and more importantly a fairy trail are provided to make that family trip extra special. The Flynn family have a renowned reputation for a warm welcome and true hospitality in this Kilkenny hotel.  A relaxed atmosphere has been created and an outstanding experience for all guests. The stylish guest rooms offer unparalleled luxury not to mention astounding views over the luscious, green gardens. The view extends as far as the Urban Fen walk, with acres of peaceful parkland as far as the eye can see. Also available are elegant banqueting suites, suitable for a large or intimate Kilkenny wedding and spacious conference facilities. The dedicated team at the Newpark Hotel will ensure all your needs are met whether you are staying for business or pleasure. Book Now and enjoy a stay at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny today!

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
In an 18th century Georgian Townhouse, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is right in the centre of Kilkenny, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Ireland. There’s Free WiFi and free computer access. Our Kilkenny City Centre hostel also has a great Self Catering kitchen and a lovely Sitting Room with an open turf fire. Choose between Dorms, Private Family Rooms, Triples, Twins and Double rooms. Prices from as little as 14 Euro per night. Our Notice Boards are famous for letting you know what’s on in Kilkenny town: gigs, plays, movie nights, traditional music sessions, hurling matches, tours and all the hidden gems we reckon you should enjoy. Plus every day we chalk up the best events of the night on our blackboard at the hostel reception.

MacGabhainns Tourist Hostel

MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of Kilkenny city centre, which offers you comfortable surroundings and a friendly atmosphere for weary travellers. MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel - a great Kilkenny city centre hostel. Saint Canices Cathedral, the Black Abbey and our famous brewery are situated on our hostel doorstep and we are just a ten minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station, which makes this a perfect location for you to stay and explore our medieval city. Our hostel is noted to have the best showers in Kilkenny city and lots of freebies, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee. You can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long! We even wash your dishes for you!

Art It

Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 3085270

[email protected]

http://dididobree-wilson.com/

From life drawing to action-packed paintballing on canvas, Art it offers something to suit everyone. Children can join art and craft classes on weekends, art camps in summer, and they can take advantage of the popular “drop in “ service where parents can leave children in a safe, creative environment to get crafty for an hour or two, painting, decorating and decopatching paper macce' pieces, glassware, pottery, T-Shirts and jewellery, while parents tour Kilkenny or shop. Art It is for all ages, so parents can have great fun here too spending family time together!

Footgolf /Rugbygolf Kilkenny

Pococke Golf Course is a mature 12 hole Parkland course, open to the public and which is just 5 minutes from Kilkenny City Centre. Featuring water on several holes as well as Greenside and Fairway Bunkers, Mature Spinnies and other obstacles. Suitable for both the experienced and new golfer. It is open all year around. Footgolf is one of Ireland's newest and coolest sports games combining two of the worlds most popular sports, football and golf. Rugbygolf... the new sport in Ireland is played over 9 holes, using a rugbyball and kicking tee. You kick, pass & throw the rugby ball. To get it into the hole in as few shots as possible, using Basic Golf rules.

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Enclosed bays, with plenty of outdoor grass space, superb putting green and pitching area.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm    

The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience

We provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the world's Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions - Kilkenny. Join us for two Hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats.

Fanad House

Fanad House is a delightful guest house in Kilkenny City. A warm welcome awaits you at Fanad House Guest House, home of the Wallace Family, your home from home. We take pride in caring of our guests as though they were members of our own family. Tastefully decorated, Fanad Guest House overlooking Kilkenny Castle Park is ideally located within 5 minutes walk of the city centre.Fanad House has eight guestrooms. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a bath and a shower. All rooms have multi-channel T.V., hairdryer and direct dial phone. We also have one room suitable for the disabled.

The Glendine Inn

Glendine Inn Kilkenny Guest House
A friendly welcome awaits you at the Glendine Inn, a charming guest house in Kilkenny City. Our Kilkenny city guest house is a licensed tavern for over 200 years, with residents' lounge and dining room. Ideally located for golf (200m) and city of Kilkenny.  

Rosquil House Guesthouse

Enjoy the creature comforts of home in an elegant 4 star Guest House accommodation in Kilkenny City, with Rosquil House. Our Kilkenny Guest House is located just a short walk from the centre of Kilkenny city and offers the ambience of a hotel with the best of Irish hospitality. With 7 luxury en suite bedrooms and a cosy guest lounge to enjoy a glass of wine - the real treat is its award-winning breakfast: a real culinary treat.

San Antonio Guesthouse

San Antonio Bedroom

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7771834

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San Antonio Guest House is situated in Kilkenny City and offers comfortable 2 star accommodation. Our Kilkenny guest house is a purpose built family run guest house in Kilkenny City opposite the Newpark Hotel. Convenient to Golf, Swimming, Horse riding and ideally situated for Touring the Southeast. The rooms at the San Antonio Bed and Breakfast are designed for luxury. Double and triple rooms are available. All rooms are en-suite. Each room comes equipped with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Danville House

Danville House Farm is a family fun business set in an old Georgian Farm just a short walk from Kilkenny city. Set in 80 acres of lush green fields the Farm has everything for the Equestrian enthusiast. The Equestrian Centre is AIRE and BHS approved and all staff are fully qualified. For the more adventurous riders we have over 80 cross country jumps. After you ride out, enjoy a cup of tea and have a stroll to meet some of our beautiful mares and foals or why not stay make a holiday out of it and stay in our Self Catering Accommodation, providing you an all-round adventurous holiday in the country-side.

The Gables & Longbowe

The Gables Self Catering in Kilkenny City is close to the River Nore amid peaceful countryside. The Gables is a very attractive restored 18th century house and is set on a farm with deer and horses. Fishing available on farm. Historical sites and craft trail nearby. Golf and horse riding available locally. Relax at the open turf fire in the evenings. Longbowe is a very special new world eco-friendly holiday home, adjacent to Kilkenny City. Ever want to feel like you’re living among the green leafy branches of a tree? Come to Longbowe and wake up in the morning to hear the birds sing in the oak trees. Relax and unwind in the warmth of our spacious sitting room with its natural oak floor. Let nature seep back into your bones! Natural colours are used in the décor throughout Longbowe to reflect natures’ colours and ‘bring the outside in’. Longbowe eco-friendly holiday home is a perfect location to enjoy all aspects of Kilkenny Tourism and explore the Sunny South East and to Discover Ireland.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel - Guest Room
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers guests a winning combination of comfort, location, value & style. This 4*Kilkenny hotel is a one off, a wonderful building where guests can feel relaxed and welcome. It is situated a short distance from popular Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St Canice's Cathedral and The Smithwick's Experience. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, a city bursting with life, all popular restaurants, shops and museums are within walking distance. With cobbled medieval streets and laneways of Kilkenny just around the corner from this boutique 4-star Kilkenny hotel there is plenty to see and do for visiting guests. Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel has earned the reputation of offering a uniquely designed property with the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. From the strikingly historical exterior to the warm Irish welcome waiting inside, the emphasis throughout is on comfort, style & great service. Most importantly the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel takes pride in the history and character of this Kilkenny Hotel and have beautifully restored it to the highest standards. All 47 guest bedrooms have had a complete makeover providing luxurious, chic Kilkenny accommodation for all visiting.  In addition, Harper’s restaurant & cocktail bar serves contemporary food in a chic and urban setting. The beautifully designed rooms, superb location and mouth watering food make us one of the best Kilkenny hotels in Kilkenny City. Book your stay today https://www.kilkennyhibernianhotel.com    

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny - Relax in one of the most stylish four star hotels in Kilkenny
This modern, chic hotel is Kilkenny’s largest 4* hotel and is decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and custom pieces of furniture throughout. Hotel Kilkenny will ensure you feel immersed in style and ready to relax. This 138 bedroom hotel is located just off the Ring Road with plenty of free car parking available & fast speed wifi throughout the hotel. Relax in the 5* Leisure Centre with a 20 metre pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The amazing kids club is available on weekends and throughout school holidays. Kids can enjoy fun filled activities, while adults dine in either Taste Restaurant or the funky Pure Bar. The Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team. The food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs. Renowned for weddings & the impeccable service, Hotel Kilkenny also offers a vast range of conference and meeting space.  Whether its a private party, large conference or small meeting room, we cater for all events. Base yourself in Hotel Kilkenny and explore the wonderful medieval city that is part of Irelands Ancient East. Book your stay today www.Hotelkilkenny.ie

Kilford Arms Hotel

Kilford Arms Hotel - Located in the city centre
This 3* Kilkenny hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the vibrant bright lights of the city. The Kilford Arms Hotel is situated adjacent to all the major tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Additionally it is just meters from the main bus and railway station and the new McDonagh shopping centre. This very comfortable family run hotel offers a personal service and a great range of facilities. The Kilford Arms Hotel has built a reputation on providing comfortable Kilkenny City accommodation. This includes 70 bedrooms equipped to the highest standards. The hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms and public spaces. In addition free on site private car parking is available. The White Oak Restaurant serves fresh local produce in comfortable surroundings not to mention a warm and traditional atmosphere. PV's traditional bar has entertainment nightly, with food served daily. O'Faolain's Bar is Kilkenny's most vibrant bar and has three levels of stunning architecture incorporating the ruins of a 16th century church. This charming hotel also offers  several options for hosting meetings and conferences in Kilkenny city. When looking for accommodation in Kilkenny look no further than the Kilford Arms Hotel. Whether its business of pleasure, make the Kilford Arms Hotel your home away from home. Visit www.kilfordarms.ie and book your stay today!

Langtons House Hotel

Langton House Hotel - John.St. Suite - Kilkenny Hotel

67 John Street, Kilkenny, R95 XN44

Tel: 056 7765133

[email protected]

https://www.langtons.ie/

Langton's House Hotel in Kilkenny City is renowned particularly for its impeccable customer service, good wholesome cuisine and genuine welcome. This Kilkenny hotel is designed to a modern and stylish four-star standard. It is considered in fact, one of the jewels in Kilkenny's Medieval City. The hotel is centrally located on the bustling John Street at the heart of Kilkenny City. It is an easy stroll to the High Street and surrounding shopping and tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Tower as well as the Smithwicks Experience. Langton’s House Hotel is home to award winning bars specifically known for introducing show stopping performances and gigs. In fact it is known for Kilkenny's most trendy, modern and dynamic night club where you can dance the night away and most importantly catch your beauty sleep all under the same roof. Langton's House Hotel have designed the accommodation to give guests a relaxed yet memorable stay. The 34 bedrooms range in size from the intimate main house to the larger townhouse suites.  All are luxuriously appointed with bespoke furniture, large and sublimely comfortable beds. The Bar, Restaurant and Tearoom offer dining throughout the day serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Bird and Dinner. Langton’s executive chef has carefully designed considered seasonal menus for the many dining areas throughout the hotel. Weekly Entertainment includes Late Bar, Nightclub, Traditional Irish Music, Comedy, Theatre and Djs. As a proud member of the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, the bars offer bespoke cocktail menus and consequently stock over 90 Irish whiskies. This Kilkenny hotel's facilities include free wifi, car park, air conditioning, penthouse and suites. Langton House Hotel has a very unique charm and consequently is the ideal choice for your holiday stay, dining experience, meeting or event. Book today and visit www.langtons.ie.

Auburndale B&B

Springmount, Waterford Rd., Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7762716

[email protected]

www.auburndale.ie

Auburndale Bed and Breakfast is situated in Kilkenny City. Teresa and Pat Holden have been entertaining guests at their beautiful Auburndale Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Kilkenny since 1991 (our B&B accommodation is only 1 km to the centre of Kilkenny City). Auburndale Bed and Breakfast with its bright comfortable dining room is a perfect setting for meals and friendly conversation, where you will enjoy our home cooked breakfast served at your convenience. Accommodation comprises two double and three twin bedrooms, each with its own TV, hairdryer and bathroom, Bord Fáilte approved. All bedrooms in our Kilkenny City B&B are non-smoking. Award winning garden. Off road parking.

Avila Bed & Breakfast

Avila Bed and Breakfast Kilkenny City, is a very comfortable family home, run by Breda Dore. At Avila B&B, we offer the Best of Irish hospitality and fare including our Award winning black and white puddings direct from the Dore family butchers. Our Bed and Breakfast is only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Kilkenny city.

Breagagh View

Rosaleen and Larry Kinsella welcome you to their comfortable, relaxed, bed and breakfast in Kilkenny. Breagagh View B&B is only ten minutes from the centre of the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. They strive to offer the highest standards of comfort and food from the very moment you arrive. All the rooms have comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, televisions and free wi-fi is made available to all their guests. The B&B also has ample free parking. Rosaleen can offer you a choice of a traditional Irish full breakfast or a lighter continental style breakfast. A full Irish consists of the finest locally sourced produce, bacon, sausages, tomato, free range eggs, black and white pudding. Rosaleen also bakes her own home-made bread. The B&B is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to the ring road (N76) for easy access to all the local amenities and attractions Kilkenny has to offer.

Kenmur House

Kenmur is a warm welcoming family run bed and breakfast in Kilkenny City, comprising of spacious bedrooms. Our Kilkenny B&B is situated in a perfect central location for exploring the narrow streets of the Medieval City of Kilkenny. Just a short walk to Kilkenny's main attractions: Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, Black Abbey and St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower.

Newlands Lodge B&B

Newlands, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7729862

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http://www.newlandslodge.com/

Welcome to Newlands Lodge B&B Kilkenny City. Mairead & Jimmy offer luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Kilkenny City, with a choice of superior double and family rooms with king and queen size beds. Our Kilkenny City B&B comprises rooms with en-suite facilities, guest lounge to relax with complimentary tea and coffee available, private parking, landscaped gardens, free wi-fi and internet services. Full Irish breakfast included in rates, and light refreshments available at all times. Newlands Lodge B&B is situated in beautiful countryside, just 4 miles from the magnificent Kilkenny Castle and the 13th century St Canice's Cathedral. Newlands Lodge is ideally located to tour the surrounding counties of Waterford, Tipperary, and Wexford, all less than 1 hours drive. Dublin is connected to Kilkenny by motorway and the drive is 90 minutes. Newlands Lodge Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to its peaceful atmosphere enhanced by a fine reputation of hospitality and customer care.

The Laurels

Mike and Fran Hyland welcome you to The Laurels Guesthouse Kilkenny City, a purpose built, family run, 9 bedroom guesthouse, offering a warm welcome, quality service and an extensive freshly prepared breakfast menu. They believe in putting the customer first and making your stay with them so enjoyable you will come again and recommend them to your friends. They have perfected the balance of old and new and this is reflected in the layout of their bedrooms in their Kilkenny Bed and Breakfast. Modern furnishings are combined with tasteful original features to give an impressive sense of comfort and space.

Twin Oaks

Twin Oaks Bed and Breakfast Kilkenny is situated in a quiet country setting, yet only 5 minutes by car from the small historic city of Kilkenny. Travel south on the R697, or Kells Rd, our Kilkenny B&B is approx 4 kilometres from Kilkenny city centre. Look for the sign with Twin Oaks written on it at the second set of crossroads. Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Twin Oaks includes a triple, or family room en-suite, a double room en-suite, and a double standard room with it`s own private bathroom. Relax in the evening after your travels in our comfortable guest lounge, where TV is available.

Celtic House

This quality TAA (Tourism Approval Authority) approved Bed and Breakfast is in an excellent location at the heart of Kilkenny City and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and all local amenities. The B&B was built in 1998 and offers private secure parking for guests. The B&B is just a four minute walk from the bus and train station and is an excellent touring base for Kilkenny and surrounding areas. All rooms are comfortable, spacious and have Ensuite facilities, TV, Tea/Coffee etc.

Hibernian House

Hibernian guest house incorporates the best of both worlds when it comes to the luxury of a hotel and the home away from home, relaxed and personable feel of a guest house. With a limited amount of rooms available, you can be sure that one of our friendly members of staff will be at hand at any point during your stay to meet any need you may have. With a small number of guests under the one roof it is a much more personal experience than that of a hotel filled with hundreds of guests. Making friends during your stay is not uncommon. Queuing for check-in or breakfast will never be an issue, with fewer rooms and fewer guests it provides a peaceful, relaxing environment and gives you more time to enjoy your break in Kilkenny City. Another benefit of our guesthouse is the cost compared to that of a hotel. Guesthouses in general are much more reasonably priced and the same goes for Hibernian House with B&B from as little as €58 per night. The rooms in our charming, quaint guesthouse are styled in rich tones and each features a television and coffee making facilities. We supply Free WIFI which is available throughout the guesthouse

Butler House

Butler House and Garden is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786. This unique four-star guest house in Kilkenny brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings.

The superb location of Butler House offers visitors the very best of Kilkenny City. Through the front door, you will find Patrick Street, a two-minute walk to the centre. Through the back door, you will find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian Garden was restored to its former glory in 1999, and boasts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and the iconic Kilkenny Castle.

Butler House and Garden is also a member of Ireland's Blue Book, a prestigious collection of Ireland's most charming and stylish hideaways.