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Kilkenny

Drive over to Ireland’s Ancient East and stir your soul from only £89 single car + driver.


Kilkenny

Kilkenny’s medieval character remains thrillingly intact, with Tudor inns, old merchant townhouses and hidden alleys all on the Medieval Mile, which stretches from Kilkenny Castle to St Canice’s Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the narrow slipways, historic pubs and bright-coloured shops of this fascinating city.

Kilkenny Castle

Go back in time to a 12th Century castle that dominates the ‘High Town‘ of Kilkenny City. Over eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle a complex structure of various architectural styles. Take a tour of the castle and art gallery or explore the extensive parklands.

medieval mile

Experience unique heritage and culture, as you tour a Cistercian abbey featuring splendid carvings and sculptures, and uncover a deserted 12th Century Medieval town at Jerpoint Park.

st canice's cathedral

One of the most prominent sights in Kilkenny City, St Canice’s Cathedral dates back to 1285 and has a rich history for visitors to explore. The 30 metres high round tower also affords stunning 360 degree views of the region.

Smithwick's Experience

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is located in the heart of the Medieval Mile. Celebrate over 300 years of brewing history at the Smithwick’s Experience. This new multi-sensory and interactive experience will take you on a journey through the medieval origins of brewing to the present day.

Rothe House

One of the highlights of medieval Kilkenny and the only example of a 17th century merchant's townhouse in Ireland, Rothe House was once a hub for the city’s powerful merchant family, the Rothes. The glamour and exploits of medieval Kilkenny find fitting tribute in this extraordinarily well-preserved house.

Dunmore Cave

A short journey outside Kilkenny City, you can descend into the legend of the fascinating site of the Dunmore Cave. History and geology blend here to give you a unique learning experience. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and contains some of Ireland’s finest calcite cave formations.