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County Kilkenny

4.4
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Breweries
Marble County
Named for the major city within its bounds, County Kilkenny covers a landlocked region in southeast Ireland within the province of Leinster. The historical sites of medieval Kilkenny city, which are more than 400 years old, make it a popular destination. Outside the eponymous city, many cozy Irish towns dot the landscape, with a good number positioned along the banks of the River Nore. The county's countryside is marked with winding rivers, gentle hills, and vast wooded areas. Our Ireland online travel planner allows you to plan your trip to County Kilkenny and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Places to visit in County Kilkenny

Popular things to do in County Kilkenny

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Castle
Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower Kilkenny
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Natural History Museum
Medieval Mile Museum Kilkenny
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in County Kilkenny

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Distillery
Ballykeefe Distillery Cuffesgrange
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Woodstock House and Gardens Kilkenny
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Go With The Flow - River Adventures Kilkenny
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Nicholas Mosse Pottery Kilkenny
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in County Kilkenny

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Religious Site
Jerpoint Abbey Thomastown
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Black Abbey Kilkenny
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
St. John the Evangelist Church Kilkenny
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Butter Slip Kilkenny
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in County Kilkenny

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Garden
Rothe House and Garden Kilkenny
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Castlecomer Discovery Park Castlecomer
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
The Watergarden Thomastown
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Clashacrow gardens Kilkenny
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in County Kilkenny

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Art Gallery
National Craft Gallery Kilkenny
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Callan
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY Kilkenny
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
Butler Gallery Kilkenny
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in County Kilkenny

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilkenny Handwrought Silver Kilkenny
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Glasrai Goodies Gowran
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilkenny Crystal Kilkenny
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Cushendale Woollen Mills Graiguenamanagh
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Entertainment Center
Kilkenny Activity Centre Kilkenny
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Mount Juliet Estate Thomastown
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Jerpoint Park Thomastown
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Monument
Kells Priory
4.8
Duration: 1 hour