Nirina and I stayed in the River Court Hotel which can be found on the banks of the River Nore. We had the most beautiful view of the Kilkenny Castle from our balcony so naturally, we took a good few shots from there. It is located in the centre of the city and is just minutes from the main shopping areas, theatres, entertainment, tourist attractions and Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile. We spent the weekend running around to various boutiques so it was nice to have a hotel close to the main shopping streets.
Our room was really spacious, the bed was so comfortable and we had complimentary wifi. What more could a girl want? Also, they very kindly had a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates waiting for us on arrival. It really is the little things. Nirina and I spent two nights in the River Court hotel and I definitely plan on going back again soon. The staff were friendly, chatty and so helpful throughout our stay. We had breakfast in the hotel each morning and we were spoilt for choice as they had a full buffet. It was a really enjoyable two nights overall. If you’re planning a trip to Kilkenny any time soon I would highly recommend staying here.
After we shopped to our heart’s content all day Saturday and early on Sunday, we decided to go for a walk along the banks of the river. I brought my camera with me (as per usual) and I got some nice shots along the way. Kilkenny really is a beautiful city and I have yet to be stuck for things to do. We also walked around the grounds of Kilkenny Castle as well as the city streets and we found some hidden lanes along the way too.
On Tuesday, I put together a list of my favourite boutiques from last weekend. Nirina and I were in our element and we may have gotten a tiny bit carried away on our shopping trip but a little retail therapy never hurts. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will have seen that we popped into a number of places for a browse on both Saturday and Sunday. We were spoilt for choice. See my Kilkenny Shopping Guide here.
Wining and Dining
Kilkenny city is by far one of my favourite places for a number of reasons – the food scene is top of my list. Over the last year, I have lost count of the amount of restaurants, bars and cafes I’ve been to there so I decided to make a list for two reasons. To remind myself of all the amazing places for the next time I visit and to give you some good food and drink recommendations. See my Kilkenny Food & Drink Guide here.
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