Best Things To Do in Kilkenny, Ireland

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kilkenny

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    Kilkenny Castle

    Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Built in 1146 by William Marshal, the Kilkenny Castle is one of star attractions of the city. The medieval fort has since been converted into the present day visitor’s centre. The lush green gar...Read more

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    St. Canice Cathedral

    Address: The Close Coach Road, Kilkenny,Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The St.Canice Cathedral is a place of worship since the 6the century. The Cathedral is named after St Canice- an Irish Abbot and a prominent missionary. Some of the highlights include: The Cathedral ...Read more

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    Smithwick's Experience

    Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Tourist Center, Street Market

    Address: 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the best breweries in Kilkenny, the Smithwick’s Experience tour is sure to give you the best of ale brewing journey. Flowing through 5 generations, the ale is considered the best in Irela...Read more

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    Rothe House

    Address: Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Rothe House is a 17th century Merchant Townhouse complex which now accommodates a museum and a library. The merchants at that time had a powerful position in society and were included in its polit...Read more

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    Dominican Black Abbey

    Address: Abbey Square, Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Named after the Friars who wore Black coats on occasions, the Black abbey was built in 1225 between 2 cities; the old Irish Kilkenny around the St.Canice Cathedral and the English-town Kilkenny cluste...Read more

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    Jerpoint Abbey

    Address: Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Jerpoint abbey was founded in the late 12th century. Constructed in 1180 by DonoghO'Donoghoe Mac GillaPatraic, the King of Osraige, the abbey was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Ma...Read more

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    Dunmore Cave

    Address: Castlecomer Rd, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A perfect combination of history and geology, the Dunmore Cave is known for its Calcite formations. The caves tours a pleasure to experience. Walk through the sites to learn more about its geology as ...Read more

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    Kilkenny Design Centre

    Address: Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Located at the heart of Kilkenny, the Kilkenny Design Centre is one of the best places to spend a lazy day at. The centre is nestled on the Kilkenny Castle grounds and is the perfect way to shop, eat ...Read more

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    Kells Augustinian Priory

    Tags: Church, Town, Architecture

    Address: Kells, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located 15 kilometres south of Kilkenny Town, the Kells Augustine Priory was founded in 1193 by Geoffrey FitzRobert. The priory succeeded an earlier church dedicated to St Mary and served as a parish ...Read more

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    St Mary's Cathedral

    Address: James's Street, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic cathedral for the Diocese of Ossory. Designed by William Deane Butler, the church is one of the most magnificent churches in Kilkenny. The beau...Read more

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    The Hole In The Wall

    Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Dine In, Pubs

    Address: High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 08:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    One of the most buzzing pubs in Kilkenny, The Hole in the Wall is known for its musicality. The place is flooded with many instruments and people do join in to give spontaneous performances. Be sure t...Read more

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    The Kilkenny Traditional Music Trail

    Address: Kilkenny, Ireland.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Kilkenny Traditional Music Trail is perhaps one of the most popular trails in Kilkenny. Breeze through the town with foot-tapping Irish Folk music while listening to some of the best stories you w...Read more

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    Graces Courthouse And Jail

    Address: Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    Originally built over the ruins of a Castle, the courthouse and jail function till date. The Grace’s Courthouse and Jail is situated at the heart of the city and even though there is no access t...Read more

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    St. John The Evangelist

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: John Street Lower, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The St. John Church is perhaps one of the most beautiful gems in the city. The stained glass interior with grandeur- like architecture is sure to make you want to have a moment of peace. The palm mass...Read more

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    Butler Gallery

    Address: Butler Gallery,The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Residing in the Kilkenny Castle, the Butler Gallery is known for its tasteful contemporary art exhibitions and is one of the most respected art galleries in Kilkenny. They showcase some of the best cr...Read more

Activities And Tours

Explore these activities and tours for awesome experiences in Kilkenny:

  • Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour
    Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour14 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    This one of a kind ghost tour takes you trough the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remna...

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  • Save 11% The Kilkenny Way: Ultimate Hurling Experience
    The Kilkenny Way: Ultimate Hurling Experience2 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Take a 2-hour trip to experience the ancient Irish sporting heritage of hurling. We provide a unique sporting experience givi...

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  • The Medieval Mile Museum All Day Tour
    The Medieval Mile Museum All Day TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    800 years of history under one roof in a 13th century church and graveyard. At the award-winning Medieval Mile Museum we tell...

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  • Where can I find a segway rental in Kilkenny?

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    • You can contact 'Kilkenny Cycling Tours, Bike Hire' on  353 86 895 4961. You can also consider contacting 'Extreme Sports' on 021 435 5588. Some of the tour companies arrange segway tours around the city as well. 

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