A vibrant, flourishing city with a fascinating medieval history and a thriving crafts industry, Kilkenny is one of the south east of Ireland’s most appealing places to visit. Read More
Take a trip to Ireland’s top crafts county and have a few laughs while you’re at it!
A vibrant, flourishing city with a fascinating medieval history and a thriving crafts industry, Kilkenny is one of the south east of Ireland’s most appealing places to visit.
With an 800-year-old Norman castle looking over the ancient streets, Kilkenny has transformed itself into a hip cosmopolitan destination with a diverse range of restaurants, lively pubs and bars.
The city also hosts one of the world’s top comedy festivals, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festivals, with acts from all over the globe offering excellent entertainment.
For a quieter pace of life, head out into the unspoiled surrounding countryside where you’ll be lulled into submission by the tranquil River Nore and beautiful forest parks.
The nearest major airports to Kilkenny are Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport.
The nearest port to Kilkenny is at Rosslare. For details regarding other Irish ferryports, see our Irish Ferryport Guide.
Bus Éireann provide services to County Kilkenny from Dublin and Waterford.
The Dublin / Waterford line serves County Kilkenny with stations at Kilkenny City and Thomastown.
Rothe House & Garden
Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre
Team Dynamics Kilkenny
Nore Valley Park – €2 off low season €1 off high season
Tree Grove – €1 off nightly unit price