Kilkenny Things to Do

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  • 1. Kilkenny Castle

    I just happened, by chance, to visit Kilkenny Castle on the first Wednesday of the month ( March) and much to my surprise and pleasure I was told that I could get in for free on that day! This saved...

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  • 2. St Canice Cathedral

    A lovely way to see a lot of Kilkenny is to do a tour of the castle and then walk from the castle north through town to the Cathedral of St. Canice. It's a pleasant walk and you get to see are the...

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  • 3. Kyteler's Inn

    There sure are many pubs in this town to choose from. I loved the old building that was home to Kyteler's Inn which was founded in 1324 by dame Alice le Kyteler. The lady was born here in Kilkenny in...

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  • 4. Kilkenny Design Centre

    This was where we ate lunch. I looked at the goods displayed but didn't buy anything. They have a website where you can buy on-line. There were buildings around a courtyard which was once the stables...

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  • 5. St. Mary's Cathedral

    Built on the crest of a ridge, St. Mary's occupies a highly visible site in the lovely town of Kilkenny. In this two-Cathedral community, it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory. The...

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  • 6. Kilkenny Courthouse

    This is also known as Grace's Castle. The present building is on the site of an ancient castle built around 1210. This had been replaced by 1566 by an Anglo-Irish Town House. the owner James Grace...

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  • 7. Gap of Dunloe

    See unspoilt countryside. A coach will take you from Killarney to Kate Kearney's cottage. From there you can either walk, cycle, ride a horse, or - if you're still suffering from too much of the...

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  • 8. Magdalen Castle

    Located on Maudlin st, off John St. Not much to it really, it's just a ruin, but a well-preserved one. There is no info about it anywhere on the site, you cant go into it, but considering it's located...

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  • 11. Go on a Pub Crawl

    At the end of the main street in Kilkenny there is a row of pubs all next to each other. You wouldn't have far to walk or stagger to sample all of them. If...

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  • 12. Inistioge - a short excursion from Kilkenny

    Inistioge is a lovely village on the River Nore about16 miles from Kilkenny. It has a lovely square and walks along the river. O'Donnell's pub was once an alms...

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  • 13. Rothe House Museum

    The Rothe House is a very impressive house-museum, revealing the importance of Kilkenny as a trading center in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the home of a...

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  • 14. Did not get a chance to enjoy this tour!

    My husband and I were really excited to take the Smithwicks Brewery tour. When we arrived the doors were closed and locked and nothing was written on the door...

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  • 15. High street II, Kilkenny.

    Walking further north along the High street you come across a limestone and bronze statue called Cainneach (St. Canice, from whom comes the name Kilkenny) and...

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  • 16. High street I, Kilkenny.

    After leaving the castle by the Parade, cross the road and this is the High street, which is the main shopping area and also has a few of Kilkenny's monuments....

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  • 17. Kilkenny Castle

    Located on the Nore River in the heart of Kilkenny, the castle is one of Irelands best restored fortresses.Building began back in the 12th Century and...

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  • 18. Quiant narrow street

    Kilkenny town centre has very narrow streets lined with old , beautiful and historic buildings. Ideal streets to walk and admire the buildings.We loved...

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  • 19. Matt The Miller's Pub

    After arriving in Kilkenny and settling down in our B&B we decided to go for a walk to explore the town a little as we had a long day of driving. The first...

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  • 20. Black Freren Gate

    At the black Abbey we met two elderly gents who just came from church and started talking to us about what to see in Kilkenny. I mentioned that I wanted to see...

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  • 21. Rothe House

    Rothe House, is a unique Irish 17th century merchant’s townhouse complex located in the city of Kilkenny, Ireland.[1] The complex was built by John Rothe...

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  • 22. John's Bridge

    John's Bridge is one of two main bridges in Kilkenny spanning the River Nore it connects John Street to Kilkenny city. It was first built after 1200 and has...

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  • 23. Dunmore Caves

    At Dunmore Caves yu will find a blend of history and geology that gives an interesting and unique visit to this place. The guides are extremely helpful, not...

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  • 24. Black Abbey

    This is one of Ireland's oldest churches. The official title is Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity. It is the only original Dominican foundation that is still in...

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  • 25. MacDonagh Junction shopping

    This newish development includes around 30 stores including that Irish favourite, Dunnes. It is a light and airy shopping centre within easy walking distance of...

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