Ireland’s Medieval Mile

The Medieval Mile Pass

How it works?

The Medieval Mile Pass is your ticket in to the top tourist attractions in Kilkenny city. It also gives you discounts in various cafes and restaurants along the mile. Having purchased your pass booklet, the date is stamped by the first attraction you visit and the coupon for that venue is removed on entry. When you have completed your day of visits to your choice of Kilkenny attractions you can then retain the pass booklet as a souvenir.

The Medieval Mile Pass can be purchased at:

  • Kilkenny Chamber office (Monday-Friday)
  • Online at
  • Most tourist attraction ticket desks
  • Customer Service Desk - MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

What do you get with the Medieval Mile Pass?

For 39 euro you get access to over 100 euro worth of tourist attractions.

Kilkenny Castle - A 12th century castle set in extensive parklands, built for William Marshall and remodeled in Victorian times. This was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. The castle park and gardens are accessible free of charge while daily tours of the castle are available. Tour App available and an audio tour can be purchased at the attraction.

Butler Gallery - One of Ireland's most vibrant contemporary art spaces, the Butler Gallery is central to Kilkenny’s cultural life. It houses an excellent calendar of exhibitions from renowned Irish and International artists and is free of charge. It offers a year-round innovative education programme for all ages. Some of its permanent collection is based in public, civic and hotel venues throughout the city.

Kilkenny Design - Built in 1790, this unique complex of stone buildings in a courtyard setting was once the stables/coach houses of the Castle. Housing a centre of creativity and design since 1960’s, attracting leading designers from Europe, has helped Kilkenny become recognised as a centre of design excellence. Explore the courtyards and visit the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Design Craft Centre and some craft workshops which form part of the Kilkenny Craft Trail.

The pass will get you free entry into the following attractions:

  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Medieval Mile Museum
  • Rothe House
  • Smithwick’s Experience
  • St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower
  • Kilkenny Cycling Treasure Hunt
  • Kilkenny Road Train Tours
  • Kilkenny City Tours Train
  • Kilkenny Ghost Tour
  • Discounted prices at a selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants along the mile