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Kilkenny Tours

If you don’t believe in love at first sight then you’ve never been to Kilkenny. As the smallest city in all of Ireland (there are 25,000 residents), Kilkenny swaps the traffic and crime for cobblestones and medieval charm. It’s a place most visitors instantly love the moment they drive into town. Impeccably clean and impossibly friendly, it’s a city that’s famous for its historical sites by day and dining and pub life by night. Most visits begin at the Kilkenny Castle—a towering, stone, Norman edifice that’s been standing for 800 years. Wander the alleyways past colorful storefronts selling fine, locally made crafts, or have a drink in a traditional pub where locals have drank for centuries. Take a long, romantic stroll along the banks of the River Nore, or tour the impressive Black Abbey—a Dominican Abbey by the original city walls that dates to 1255. Finish the day at one of Kilkenny’s award winning contemporary restaurants, and submit to being completely enamored with this jovial inland city.

Practical Info

By car, Kilkenny is located 90 minutes from Dublin, two hours from Cork, and an hour from the nearest airport in Waterford. By train, Kilkenny is 90 minutes from Dublin, and since it’s a popular weekend getaway for locals, visiting during the middle of the week will ensure there are fewer crowds. 

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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

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See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.89
Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour, Kilkenny, Day Trips
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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

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This one of a kind ghost tour takes you trough the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its ...  Read more

Location: Kilkenny, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $16.76
Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

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Full Day Tour to Wicklow mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny. Expert tour guides with separate coach driver. Luxury coaches with Free Wifi. Discover Ireland's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $39.50
Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny Full Day Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny Full Day Tour from Dublin

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Spend a day exploring history and culture in the Emerald Isle. You'll first experience the fantastic little city of Kilkenny, you can explore at your leisure ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $19.15
Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin

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See the picturesque cities of Ireland’s scenic southeast on a full-day rail tour from Dublin to Kilkenny and Waterford Crystal. Accompanied by a guide, travel ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $142.43

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