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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.
Bar
“We really enjoy sitting at the outdoor area which is on the pedestrianised street, with a coffee and watching the world go by! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In this shopping centre you will find everything from groceries, clothing, pharmacy, jewelleries and everything else. It also has a large food court serving an extensive range of foods. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Local hip coffee place with great coffee, cool music, tasty lunches and nice takeout. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Kilkenny City 30mins away - Delicious every time, reasonably priced, central. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Kilkenny's oldest and most charming pub. You'll often find locals singing, playing music, reciting poems or telling stories, and it's regularly packed to the gills on the weekend. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great drinks, film club, live music, brunch, coffee and a cool weekend crowd. All good and a nice place to hang out. Sunday brunch with the kids? ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent traditional Irish pub in the heart of the town and they do a great pint of Guinness! Great views of the river and the Castle.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful building and gardens, formerly the residence of the Butler family after they left Kilkenny Castle. You might even see some art exhibitions or purchase some Made In Kilkenny gifts while you're there. Then follow the gardens down to the Kilkenny design centre for more Irish treasures to tempt you.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Castle
“Majestic Norman Castle in the heart of Kilkenny City - the jewel in the crown!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Mocha's Vintage Tea Room Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, hot food, meals, salads and sweet treats all freshly made on the premises daily. Just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local produce, super friendly team and delicious food upstairs at night in the old stables of the castle. Looks over the castle. What more would you need!? Early bird menu is superb. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A part of the famous Langtons Hotel and Restaurant, the Set is great for live music, check out their site to see if there is anything on!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“The main street in Kilkenny city. shopping, restaurants, bars, pubs and tourist attractions are located off the various streets from this location. ”
  • 5 locals recommend