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Kilkenny
Kilkenny is over 400 years old, but it sure doesn’t show its age. Yes, it's an awe-inspiring throng of medieval cathedrals, castles, abbeys and other massive stone buildings, but Kilkenny loves to party. An endless stream of arts festivals celebrating theater, comedy, bluegrass and dance is constantly pumping the city with new life, toe-tapping energy and international flavor.

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Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle
A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Castles
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Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Owner description: Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and... more Owner description: Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities with scenic walking trails, lakes, boating, high-ropes adventure activities, an indoor museum exhibition, orienteering trails, a comprehensive education programme, design craftyard & much more! Castlecomer Discovery Park is a registered charity and operates on a not for profit basis. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Owner description: St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th... more Owner description: St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century.The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland. Opening times from 29/11/2011 to 23/11/2011. Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm. Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Round Tower Climb Time at 12 noon and 3pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 3pm. Weather and staff permitting. Admission fee applies for visit into Cathedral and Round Tower. From 24/12/2011 to 02/01/2012 the Cathedral and Round Tower is closed for visiting. PLease check our website for services during the Christmas period. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Black Abbey
Black Abbey
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Woodstock House and Gardens
Woodstock House and Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Vintage Tea Rooms
The Vintage Tea Rooms
Ranked #1 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Price: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, European, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Campagne
Campagne
Ranked #2 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Zuni
Zuni
Ranked #3 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Cafe La Coco
Cafe La Coco
Ranked #4 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch
Ristorante Rinuccini
Ristorante Rinuccini
Ranked #5 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Price: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dunromin B&B
Dunromin B&B
$39 - $42 (EUR 35 - 38)
Ranked #3 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Carriglea B&B Kilkenny
Carriglea B&B Kilkenny
$36 - $44 (EUR 33 - 40)
Ranked #6 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Abbeylodge B&B
Abbeylodge B&B
$35 - $50
Ranked #8 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lawcus Farm Guest House
Lawcus Farm Guest House
$55 - $110 (EUR 50 - 100)
Ranked #1 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Newlands Lodge
Newlands Lodge
$44 - $50 (EUR 40 - 45)
Ranked #2 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Glendine House
Glendine House
$65 - $70
Ranked #7 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Butler Court
4.0 of 5
Butler Court
$99 - $132 (EUR 90 - 120)
Ranked #9 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Newlands Country House B&B
4.5 of 5
Newlands Country House B&B
$95 - $139
Ranked #11 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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Pembroke Hotel
4.0 of 5
Pembroke Hotel
$99 - $219
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.