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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.

All things to do » Things to do

Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle
A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites
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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: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Abbey(Thomastown)
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Black Abbey
Black Abbey
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer Discovery Park(Castlecomer)
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. Suitable for all ages, it is home to Ireland's longest over-water ziplines at 300m, Octagon High Ropes Course, Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall, Leap of Faith, Junior Woodland Adventure Course, Boating, Orienteering & Walking trails, School Tours & Field Studies, Elf & Fairy Village, Coal-mining museum, Craft Shops, Jarrow Cafe, animal viewing area, playground and more! Castlecomer Discovery Park is a social-community enterprise, a registered charity and operates on a not for profit basis. less
Attraction type: Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Petronella Restaurant & Cafe
Petronella Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 208 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Irish, European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ristorante Rinuccini
Ristorante Rinuccini
Ranked #2 of 208 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Price: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Campagne
Campagne
Ranked #3 of 208 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: French, Irish, European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zuni
Zuni
Ranked #4 of 208 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Charcoal Steak House
Charcoal Steak House
Ranked #5 of 208 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Irish, European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Newlands Lodge
Newlands Lodge
$43 - $48 (€40 - €45)
Ranked #2 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Dunromin B&B
Dunromin B&B
$37 - $40 (€35 - €38)
Ranked #8 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Abbeylodge B&B
Abbeylodge B&B
$35 - $50
Ranked #12 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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Lawcus Farm Guest House
Lawcus Farm Guest House
$53 - $106 (€50 - €100)
Ranked #1 of 2 Stoneyford B&B and Inns
Butler Court
4.0 of 5
Butler Court
$96 - $128 (€90 - €120)
Ranked #3 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Rosquil House
Rosquil House
$83 - $104 (€78 - €98)
Ranked #4 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Langton House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Langton House Hotel
$82 - $174 (€77 - €164)
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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Pembroke Kilkenny
4.0 of 5
Pembroke Kilkenny
$82 - $177
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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Newpark Hotel
4.0 of 5
Newpark Hotel
$74 - $172 (€70 - €162)
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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