The ancient city of Kilkenny is the historic capital of County Kilkenny and is characterised by beautifully restored old buildings, contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants. The city itself is small and compact enough to explore by foot.

Kilkenny, renowned for its superb and fully restored Kilkenny Castle is a thriving and cosmopolitan city with a unique selection of historic sites and buildings.

The summer through autumn months are a great time to visit the city of Kilkenny and enjoy the city’s non-stop festivals and events .

For information, maps and brochures about Kilkenny and the area, please contact the Kilkenny Tourist Office which is located on Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny (056 775 1500). The tourist office is open on Monday to Saturdays from 10am to 6pm during the months of May to September and from 9.15pm to 5pm during the months of October to April.