Things to see and do - Kilkenny
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Kilkenny Travel guide
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Set on the banks of the Nore, Kilkenny, the county town, is the most outstanding medieval city in Ireland. The castle and the cathedral dominate the town centre from either side, where the narrow alleys still follow their medieval paths (walks organised by the Tourist Office). Its historic legacy, carefully preserved with beautifully restored ancient buildings, is matched by a strong artistic tradition.
Tourist attractions Kilkenny : Things to see and do
Castle Rd. IRL - Kilkenny
This castle was built by William de Clare, Earl Marshal from 1192 to 1207, on the River Nore. The castle was then acquired by the Butler Family, Earls and Dukes of Ormond, who lived here from the late 14C until 1935. Despite modernisation during the ..
The Close- Coach Rd. IRL - Kilkenny
This cathedral stands on a small hill which could have been the site of a church founded by Saint Canice. The best approach is by St Canice's Steps. It was built in the 13C in early English Gothic style and has been restored on several occasions. Fro..
N 9 IRL - Thomastown
The most interesting and least damaged Cistercian ruins in Ireland are found along the Little Arrigle River, near its confluence with the River Nore. The abbey was probably founded between 1160 and 1170 by one of the kings of Ossory, to be used by th..
The Bridge, John Street IRL - Kilkenny
On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, this 4-star Kilkenny River Court Hotel offers free WiFi. Overlooking the city's 12th-century castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has a quiet location in a private cour..
26, Patrick St. IRL - Kilkenny
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Offering award-winning gourmet cuisine, a tapas bar, and a deli-cafe, Zuni Hotel is situated right in Kilkenny’s medieval centre. With free parking, it provides elegant, boutique rooms. Fine dining is offered in the strikingly decorated restaurant, ..
67 - 69 Johnstreet IRL - Kilkenny
Langton House Hotel is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, the theatre, and bars. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and free parking nearby. The fine-dining restaurant, The Langton Room, ser..
Patrick St IRL - Kilkenny
IRL - Thomastown
Classical hotel restaurant consisting of two grand rooms with beautiful stuccowork, overlooking the River Nore. Accomplished cooking uses ingredients from the estate, the county and the nearest coast. Original, modern dishes are well-prepared, attrac..
7 Parliament St IRL - Kilkenny
A former bank in the town centre: a high-ceilinged, airy space with a bright, fresh look which matches the style of the cooking. Unfussy dishes use quality local produce, including pork and vegetables from the experienced chef-owner's farm.
1 The Parade IRL - Cill Chainnigh
Set in the basement of a townhouse and named after the 17C papal nuncio, this family-owned restaurant is well-known locally. Classic Italian cuisine with homemade ravioli a speciality. Some tables have views through to the wine cellar.
5 The Arches, Gashouse Ln. IRL - Kilkenny
Stylish, relaxed restaurant with vibrant, contemporary art and smart booths, hidden close to the railway arches, away from the city centre. Modern cooking has a classic base, and familiar combinations are delivered with an assured touch. Popular earl..
26 Patrick St IRL - Cill Chainnigh
Small wood-furnished café-bar opening out into a chic, light, modern restaurant with mirrored walls, leather panels and a heated terrace. Eclectic modern menus of Irish produce; desserts are a high point. Comfortable black and white bedrooms continue..