Things to Do in Kilkenny


Situated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, Kilkenny, Ireland’s Medieval Capital is perfectly located and connected for domestic and international visitors, just 90 minutes from Dublin, two hours from Cork, and three hours from Belfast.

From culture to craft and everything in between, a visit to vibrant Kilkenny is always a memorable experience. From couples breaks and girly getaways to family get-togethers, there is something for everyone! 

You can wander along the cobblestone streets on Ireland’s Medieval Mile discovering medieval magic at every turn, and explore the rich countryside taking in the scenic views, exploring woodland walks and monastic ruins. 

You will be spoilt for choice sampling the best of local produce with our many award-winning restaurants and bars, and shoppers will delight browsing the many bespoke boutiques and craft shops.   

We have covered some of our recommended activities here to give you some inspiration when planning your visit, and do make sure to stop by the reception at Butler House on your way out to explore, where the team are would be happy to share their local knowledge on more great things to see and do!  



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