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Things to do in Kilkenny

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Beautiful Kilkenny castle. It's well worth a tour around the inside of the building to learn more about the historical importance. The grounds offer a nice walk around and lovely for for a picnic when the weather is suitable.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“The coolest little tower at the end of the city. Climb it and then afterwards grab a coffee at Cakeface. Look at the inside of the cathedral. It's very beautiful..”
  • 21 locals recommend
Landmark
“Discovery the history of kilkenny. While your there you should enjoy the castle grounds! There’s a great playground for kids!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“Tudor Gardens in the centre of the city. Right behind the Design Centre. Relaxing and green. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Popular late-bar in town with music on both floors and a great cocktail bar. Lively scene.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The original classic Italian established over 50 years ago. Amazing wine cellar, superb food and all in the shadow of the castle. Books out fast! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Kilkenny City 30mins away - Exquisite dining every time. Perfect for a special lunch or evening meal. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Campagne is perfect for a special occasion, boasting a Michelin star to boot! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Night Club
“This high class bar is the perfect place for any event. There's a fine dining restaurant along with a bar and nightclub. All you need under one roof. There is also a theatre which often hosts concerts and plays. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Interactive guided tour at an 18th-century brewery including tastings & a gift shop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum in a 13th-century church & graveyard featuring medieval sculpture & Renaissance-era tombs.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent Food & Drinks with a Great medieval pub with real History especially about the Original Owner a Witch from 700 years ago”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly recommended restaurant having won many awards and food pub of the year 2019”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kilkenny City 30 mins drive away - Freshly baked and prepared food, great coffee. Lovely setting right across from Kilkenny Castle.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Good trad on a monday night and a great little venue out the back from theatre on music”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“The original classic Italian established over 50 years ago. Amazing wine cellar, superb food and all in the shadow of the castle. Books out fast! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Kilkenny City 30mins away - Exquisite dining every time. Perfect for a special lunch or evening meal. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Campagne is perfect for a special occasion, boasting a Michelin star to boot! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Night Club
“This high class bar is the perfect place for any event. There's a fine dining restaurant along with a bar and nightclub. All you need under one roof. There is also a theatre which often hosts concerts and plays. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly recommended restaurant having won many awards and food pub of the year 2019”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kilkenny City 30mins away - Delicious every time, reasonably priced, central. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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