Kilkenny city is within short walking distance (approx 1.6km) or easily accessible by car or taxi

Perfect as a cultural getaway or romantic weekend break, visit Kilkenny and be inspired.

The city itself is a renowned shopping destination; the winding streets and medieval slip ways host an eclectic and exciting mix of stores including artisan crafts and gifts, and the best of international high street shopping.

By day, Kilkenny’s verdant countryside is a haven for sports enthusiasts with golf, equestrian sports, angling, and a host of other leisure activities within easy reach.

If you're looking for ideas for some great family days out there are some amazing family friendly attractions in Kilkenny and the surrounding countryside.

After dusk, take a stroll through Kilkenny's ancient streets and admire the stunning architecture before dining in one of the city's stylish eateries. Afterwards, be assured of a warm and friendly welcome in one of many traditional Irish pubs or vibrant bars.