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Getting Around Kilkenny

Kilkenny is located in the southeast of Ireland. It is relatively close to Cork and Rosslare for sea access. Dublin, Cork, and Shannon airports are all within a few hours' drive. Kilkenny is also served by the Dublin-Waterford rail line, with stations at Kilkenny and Thomastown.

Kilkenny Bus Services

Bus Éireann provide services to County Kilkenny from Dublin and Waterford. For further information on bus services telephone +353 (0)1 836-6111 or visit

Kilkenny Rail Services

The Dublin / Waterford line serves County Kilkenny with stations at Kilkenny City and Thomastown. For further information on rail services telephone +353 (0)1 836-6222 or visit


The nearest port to Kilkenny is at Rosslare. For details regarding other Irish ferryports, see our Irish Ferryport Guide.


The nearest major airports to Kilkenny are Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport.

Driving Distances from Kilkenny City

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 126 79
Belfast 284 177
Cork 148 92
Derry 335 209
Donegal 309 193
Dublin 117 73
Dundalk 198 124
Galway 172 107
Killarney 198 124
Limerick 113 71
Portlaoise 51 32
Roscommon 158 99
Rosslare Europort 100 63
Shannon Airport 137 86
Sligo 245 153
Waterford 48 30
Wexford 80 50
Wicklow 124 78

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