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.
A vibrant, contemporary art space
Butler Art Gallery Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland
The Butler Gallery is one of Ireland’s most vibrant contemporary spaces and it has made significant contributions to the visual arts since its establishment in 1943.
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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.
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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.
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Contemporary craft & design
National Design and Craft Gallery Castle Yard, Kilkenny City, Ireland
Profiling the work of Irish designer-makers both in Ireland and abroad. Browse in the on-site shops where you can watch work being made.
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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
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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.
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Dynamic multi-disciplinary facility
Visual Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
VISUAL’s mission is to create a space for audiences, artists and communities to engage with, explore, and be inspired by contemporary art.
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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.
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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 May to Aug
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