Places to Visit in Kilkenny, Ireland, Europe

Places to Visit in Kilkenny, Ireland, Europe

Kilkenny is a city in the county of Kilkenny in the Leinster Province in Ireland spans over a total area of 3.74 square kilometers (1.44 square miles) and situated at normal elevation of 60 meters (200 feet) above the sea level. Kilkenny city is situated on the banks of River Nore and the city is known for its multilingual language with English as the main language followed by Irish. Kilkenny is hub is various sports activities, educational center, industries, music, theatre and films and renowned for tourists activities as well.

Kilkenny is surrounded by Callan, Urlingford, Durrow, Castlecomer, Muine Bheag, Gowran, and Thomastown and Dublin, capital of Ireland is situated at the distance of 125 kilometers from Kilkenny. Coordinates of Kilkenny are 52.6477° N, 7.2561° W.


History of Kilkenny:

The foundation of the town was laid in 6th century and St. Canice Cathedral was constructed in the honor of St. Canice and during the invasion of Norman in Ireland Lord of Lenister constructed the fort in the city and William Marshall constructed the wall around the city. After the deadly attack by Black Death in 1348, most of the people died due to the disease and most of the residents were shifted to other countries. Development in the country was started in the year 1965 and industries and small business flourished in the city.


What to see in Kilkenny?

Dunmore Cave:

Dunmore Cave is situated around 10 kilometers from centre of the city is renowned for its wealthy archeological discoveries and one of the largest caves in Ireland open to public throughout the year.


Black Abbey:

Black Abbey is situated at the accessible distance from centre of the city is devoted to Holy and Undivided Trinity and was founded in the year 1225 and abbey is center for many governments activities.


Kilkenny Castle:

Kilkenny Castle is one of the oldest castles in the country constructed in 1195 by William Marshal surrounded by lush greenery and known for its architectural design visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year and the castle is managed by Office of Public Works.


St Canice’s Cathedral:

St Canice’s Cathedral is situated at the distance of 2 kilometers from center of the town and the renowned castle in the city also identified as Kilkenny Cathedral and the cathedral is visited by thousands of tourists around the world.


Other Places to Visit in Kilkenny:

  • Rothe House
  • Grace’s Courthouse
  • Kilkenny ‘Slips’
  • Francis Abbey
  • Mary’s Cathedral
  • Kilkenny Design Centre
  • St Kieran’s College
  • St John The Evangelist
  • County Hall
  • St Mary’s Hall
  • St John’s Priory
  • The Hole in The Wall
  • Maudlin Tower


Best time to visit Kilkenny:

Kilkenny experiences maritime temperate oceanic type of climate with mild summers and cold winter and best time to visit Kilkenny is during June to September.


Transportation – Kilkenny:

By Air:

Kilkenny can be reached by Waterford Airport located at the distance of 60 kilometers from center of the city and Dublin Airport is located 125 kilometers is the main airport in the country handles both domestic and international flights to various cities in Europe.


By Train:

Kilkenny Railway Station is situated in the middle of the city and railway line is situated on Dublin Waterford line and connects to other cities like Athy, Carlow, Bagenalstown, and Thomastown.


By Road:

Kilkenny is linked through national highways and buses are the main mode of transportation in the city and car and motorbikes are available for rent.


Accommodation in Kilkenny:

Kilkenny has some high-quality hotels that offer typical and inexpensive lodging facilities to the travelers visiting the place throughout the year. The hotels vary from budget to sumptuous rating and offer the best accommodation services from the visitor’s point of view and boasts amenities like room heaters, room coolers, mini bars, laundry and dry-cleaning, arrange for package tours, 24 hrs help desk, waiting lounges, doctors on call, emergency relief measures etc. The list of hotels in Kilkenny is listed below:

  • Auburndale Guesthouse
  • Springhill Court Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
  • Castle View B&B
  • Breagagh View B&B
  • Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
  • Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
  • Pembroke Hotel
  • Hotel Kilkenny
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • Kilkenny River Court Hotel
  • Mount Juliet Hotel
  • Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
  • Langton House Hotel

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