Award-winner fine Italian dining, award-winning Irish whiskey and award-winning 18th century ale, are all on offer across a city famous for the quality of it food and drink.
Food and family are at the heart of Italian culture, which means it is in the very DNA of the fantastic Ristorante Rinuccini. Guests of The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel will find this family-run, multi award-winning fine dining restaurant less than 200 metres walk from our front door. Tuxedoed waiters glide expertly round the beautiful interior, serving delicious homemade delicacies that pair Irish ingredients, with Italian family secrets. Tell them you are staying with us and they will whip you up an incredible Porchetta Rinuccini, followed by the not-to-be-missed Cannoli Siciliani. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
Ballykeefe Distillery is “The Birthplace of Irish Whiskey”. Located in the beautiful Kilkenny countryside, they produce a range of award-winning spirits in an eco-friendly environment. The first written account of distilling whiskey in Ireland comes from Kilkenny in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word whiskey is an anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase ‘uisce beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’. Take one of the best tours of your life by visiting Ballykeefe Distillery when holidaying in Kilkenny and discover the roots of Irish Whiskey, and so much more. Tours are available from the months of April to October and can be booked through the website.