This small town is the former capital of Ireland. Friendly, quaint and full of interesting history
Kilkenny Tours with Great British Trips
Situated on the banks of the River Nore, Kilkenny city is Ireland's most historic and compact medieval city. Dominated by an 800-year-old Norman castle, Kilkenny is a compact city with narrow and winding streets full of historic buildings, restaurants, pubs and bars. Kilkenny is also sometimes called the 'marble city' because of its distinctive indigenous jet black marble, which resembles a slate-coloured marble.
Want to visit Kilkenny?
Time to spend here: 1/2 day
More Information: Tourist Information website
What's nearby? Dublin, Wexford
What transport do you recommend? The small city of Kilkenny is easy to navigate on foot but accessing the city is easier if you have a vehicle
Did you know? The Irish name for Kilkenny is Cill Chainnigh meaning the Church of Canice