Kilkenny City is famous for many things: its majestic castle; a bustling crafts industry; cobbled lanes; 1,000 years of history, and cracking festivals. It is this magical combination of culture and entertainment that attracts so many people to this captivating heritage city.
300 years of history
Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Located in the heart of Kilkenny on Ireland’s Medieval Mile, the daily guided-tours bring the story of Smithwick’s to life through the clever mix of technology and storytelling.
Open Year Round
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Capture your imagination
Kilkenny Castle The Parade, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
This impressive 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde.
Open Year Round
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A World of Adventure Awaits!
Castlecomer Discovery Park The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Castlecomer Discovery Park is set on 80 acres of stunning woodland and lakes in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, offerin a range of adventure activities.
Open Seasonally
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Explore Calcite formations
Dunmore Cave Ballyfoyle, Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads.
Open seasonally
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Sculptured cloister arcade
Jerpoint Abbey Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period.
Open 17 Mar to 06 Dec
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Most beautiful tableware
Nicholas Mosse Pottery Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware
Open Daily Year Round
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An exceptional collegiate church
St. Mary’s Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Large and elaborate structure, with an aisled nave and a long chancel and has high quality architectural sculpture used throughout.
Open 11 May to 30 Aug
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Relaxing and informative trips
BoatTrips.ie Kilkenny City, Ireland
You’ll find these boat trips relaxing, informative and memorable. Witness the wildlife that thrive in this environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years.
Open May to Oct
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Imagine, engage, inspire
Carlow College St Patrick’s College Street, Carlow, Ireland
Carlow College, St Patrick's is one of Ireland’s finest public buildings located in magnificent grounds.
Open Year Round
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Georgian Gardens
Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens Duckett’s Grove, Kneestown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
The restored paths and the repaired sunken stone bridge plus plantings of oak, lime, hazel, spindle and laurel rekindle the spirit of the Georgian Pleasure Grounds.
Open Year Round
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Medieval Town
Fethard Medieval Town Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Filled with historic sites, ancient ruins and picturesque riverside walkways, you’ll wonder why you haven’t visited Fethard before!
Open Year Round
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Gáirdín an Ghorta (The Famine Garden) Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Gáirdín an Ghorta commemorates the Great Famine and honours the people who died of fever, hunger and starvation and those who emigrated.
Open Year Round
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Self guided tour
Kilkenny Famine Experience MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre is home to the Kilkenny Famine Experience self-guided tour.
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It's all waiting for you
Rothe House & Garden Parliment Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
A visit to Rothe House is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City. Built between 1594 and 1610, this was the home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny City,
Open Year Round
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Medieval Cathedral
St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower The Close, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower is Ireland’s best preserved medieval Cathedral.
Open Year Round
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