Kilkenny is a vibrant medieval city with beautiful old buildings, winding lane ways and loads of charm. It is a hub for arts and crafts and has a proud brewing and sporting tradition. There’s a great pub scene where you can hear quality traditional music, live local bands and djs or just enjoy a quiet pint chatting with friends by an open fire.
According to the latest edition of top travel book The Lonely Planet, Kilkenny has “a timeless appeal” and is “the Ireland of many visitors’ imaginations,”
You can enjoy great shopping and eating out, walks along the river Nore, vists to the surrounding villages or short trips out to see Jerpoint Abbey, Kells priory or Dunmore Caves. Why not visit when one of the city’s many festivals is on like the Roots music festival in May, the Cat Laughs comedy Festival in June or the much loved Kilkenny Arts Festival in August.
There’s lots to do to make your visit really memorable and the city’s compact size means everything is within easy reach.