Places to Visit in Kilkenny

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St. Francis Abbey Brewery

Parliament St, Kilkenny City, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
The St. Francis Abbey Brewery occupies over 25 acres in the heart of Kilkenny City. The brewery has been part of local life for over 290 years and it is here that Smithwick’s Ale was first brewed in 1710.
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Kilkenny Design Centre

Castleyard, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Located in the old coach houses of Kilkenny Castle, contains a comprehensive selection of the best in local and national crafts, on display and for sale.
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William Street Gallery

3, William Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
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Brod Tullaroan (Inc. Lory Meagher Heritage Centre)

Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A 17th century two-storey thatched mansion now fully restored and incorporating additional buildings with a large GAA (Gaelic sports) museum. Seasonal Opening. Charge
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Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny CastleKilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands which was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Due to major restoration works, the central block now includes a library, drawing room,
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Butler Gallery

The Castle, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
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Dunmore Cave

Dunmore CaveBallyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been kno
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Watergate Theatre

Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
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Rothe House

Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A 16th century Tudor Townhouse of great charm. Includes a period costume exhibition and local museum
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Kells Augustinian Priory

Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
An extensive Augustinian Priory founded in 1193. Adjacent is a large Mill, currently being restored, which will serve as a visitor centre & craft area
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Duiske Abbey

Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A fully restored early Cistercian Church, Original medieval floor tiles still available to view.
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Rice House

Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Birthplace of Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers. Retains many artefacts of a late 18th century Farmer's home
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St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's ChurchGowran, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
This collegiate church, was built in the late 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery. It was served by a "college" - clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit to the rule of a monastery. They lived in a house, now destroyed, beside
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Castlecomer Library

Kilkenny Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
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Black Abbey

Abbey Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A 13th century church, founded by, and still in use today by the Dominican Order.
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Nore Valley Park

Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Includes farm trail, Crazy Golf Course, Picnic & Barbeque area. seasonal opening
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Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
A recently discovered romantic era garden featuring a waterfall and cottage ornee. Seasonal opening.
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The Green

Freshford, Co. Kilkenny
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Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint AbbeyThomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period. In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th and 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date fr
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Saint Canices Cathedral

Saint Canices CathedralKilkenny City, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
The 13th century cathedral of St Canice is the second longest cathedral in Ireland . The site on which the cathedral stands has been a site of Christian worship since the 6th century...
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