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Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland's Ancient East - Visit Kilkenny

Discover a region of legends and stories, from ancient times to modern day – a place brimming with culture, attractions, festivals and fun. Your adventure to Ireland’s Ancient East and Kilkenny awaits!

 

Who doesn’t love a good story!

You don’t get better storytellers than the people of Kilkenny. A pinch of salt is a prerequisite! Kilkenny is a county steeped in history from the strong presence of early Christian Monks to the imprints of the many visitors to Ireland and communities throughout Kilkenny treasure their rich heritage.

Kilkenny in particular has treasured its past and maintains a strong connection with its Medieval history. As  Ireland’s Medieval capital, there are traces of Medieval lore on every corner with exceptional structures and buildings reflecting its medieval lineage throughout the county.  Kilkenny- a perfect backdrop to uncovering tales of subterfuge and skullduggery!

Where To Explore

Take your Ireland’s Ancient East adventure to Kilkenny and explore sites such as the Dunmore Caves, Medieval Mile, Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey and Kells Priory. Enjoy the warm welcome of the Kilkenny people and let them bring these attractions to life as they fill you in on Kilkenny’s deepest and darkest secrets, stories and historical facts that illustrate the past.

Heritage and Culture

Visit Kilkenny for a chance to experience a glimpse of its past, while immersing yourself in the bustling hub where old and new blend seamlessly together. Kilkenny boasts a sense of identity, knowledge and understanding of preserving local heritage and traditions. Kilkenny’s heritage is a treasure trove for the culturally curious, nature detectives and explorers of caves and castles.

Medieval Mile

Perched on the banks of the stunning River Nore, Kilkenny is one of the most atmospheric and compact of Medieval cities. Consisting of narrow slipways, historic landmarks, cheerful pubs and bright-coloured shop fronts, the Medieval Mile runs through the heart of the city, linking all of 13th Century Kilkenny together. Our local tour guides will take your breath away as they tell tales of a mysterious and atmospheric nature.

Festival’s and Local Craft

Create wonderful memories with your family and friends and experience a world of arts, music, craft and food culture that is gaining recognition, praise and awards all around the world. Year around Kilkenny hosts an array of world renowned festivals and events for all ages, from music festivals to comedy shows and sumptuous food and drinks festivals.

Let us take you back in time to walk in the footsteps of our history, while enjoying the present culture of the County and its people.

 

Kilkenny the Hero County of Ireland’s Ancient East