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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.

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Tourist attractions Kilkenny : Things to see and do

  • Kilkenny Castle Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • St Canice's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Jerpoint Abbey Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Kilkenny

  • Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel

    Patrick Street IRL - Kilkenny

    Located behind Kilkenny Castle, this boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from Kilkenny centre. It offers air-conditioned bedrooms, a stylish restaurant and bar serving hearty Irish cuisine and free parking. The spacious rooms at the Kilkenny Pembroke..

  • Zuni Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    26, Patrick St. IRL - Kilkenny

    Prix Prices from : 80 €

    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, ..

  • Kilford Arms Three stars Three stars Three stars

    John Street IRL - Kilkenny .

    Prix Prices from : 53 €

    In the heart of Kilkenny, The Kilford Arms Hotel offers free parking and comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms and Satellite TVs. Kilford’s White Oak restaurant serves the best of local produce. Most rooms have baths and all provide tea/coffee m..

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Restaurants Kilkenny

  • Foodworks Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Lady Helen Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Stathams Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Patrick St IRL - Kilkenny

  • Ristorante Rinuccini Very comfortable restaurant 

    1 The Parade IRL - Kilkenny

    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.

  • Zuni Comfortable restaurant 

    26 Patrick St IRL - Kilkenny

    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..

  • Campagne Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    5 The Arches, Gashouse Ln. IRL - Cill Chainnigh

    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..

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