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Kilkenny

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities. Located on the so-called "Sunny South East" just an hour's drive southwest of Dublin, this thriving urban center serves as one of the country's most popular weekend getaways. The walkable city center contains numerous medieval landmarks, including an imposing Gothic cathedral and the country's oldest brewery, founded in 1221. A commanding Norman castle, the city's dominant feature, overlooks the Nore River and offers visitors free access to its vast ornamental gardens. Avoid the biggest crowds by visiting the city on a weekday. Kilkenny is in County Kilkenny. Add Kilkenny and other destinations to your itinerary using our Ireland travel itinerary planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Where to stay in Kilkenny

For a historical Irish experience, stay in Kilkenny County's namesake city, a medieval destination with no shortage of lodging options. If you are interested in exploring the central sights of this city, stay at one of the many hotels, hostels, or bed and breakfasts near its center. For something more affordable, head to the outskirts and look into guesthouse options. You can also choose a nearby spa if you want to splurge on a relaxing getaway.
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