Explore Kilkenny

Who doesn’t love a good story!  

You don’t get better stories or storytellers than the people of Kilkenny. Kilkenny is a county steeped in history from the strong presence of early Christian Monks to the imprints of the many visitors to Ireland, both welcome and unwelcome.

Kilkenny, in particular has a strong connection with its Medieval past and is considered Irelands’ Medieval capital due to the exceptional amount of structures and ancient ruins existing and still in use through the city and county today. 

Take a look at our Medieval Mile map.

Attractions in Kilkenny City

Medieval Mile Museumlogo

St.Mary's Lane, High Street
+353 56 781 7022

The Medieval Mile Museum is Kilkenny's newest visitor attraction, located in the heart of Kilkenny city! Set in 13th Century St.Mary's Church and Graveyard, you can unearth 800 years of our history under one roof! The Museum offers guided and self-guided tours and they have audio guides available in 5 different languages! 

church and graveyard         visitors in museum adults         grace and kids in museum


Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny City
EirCode:  R95 YRK1
+353 56 770 4100