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VISIT THE HERO OF IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST

Kilkenny is a city and county town in southeast Ireland. The surrounding region, also called Kilkenny (or Cill Chainnigh in Irish) is nicknamed the ‘hero county’ of Ireland’s ancient east.

This town and the county encompass so much of what makes Ireland so fascinating. Here, religious roots, national history and medieval architecture blend with modern renditions of traditional music, delicious food and vibrant nightlife culture.

Make time in the area to combine outdoor activities with town pursuits such as shopping and attending cultural events. Some of the most popular activities include hill walking, cycling and tasting the local food and drink.

Traditionally a brewing centre, Kilkenny still houses several breweries today.

The city is nestled on the banks of the River Nore, just 90 minutes south of Dublin, and is steeped in history, celebrating over 400 years since becoming a city in 1609.

Take a walk through Kilkenny’s history by visiting attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, built in 1195, the imposing 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral as well as the Black Abbey Dominican priory.

It is also home to a variety of other ancient buildings, as well as cobbled lanes and walkways that visitors can roam and get lost in admiring the architecture.

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Tours including Kilkenny

You could experience Kilkenny through any one of these tours below.

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8 days / 7 nights
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924EUR

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Apr - Oct

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Ireland

1256EUR

1130EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Ireland

1736EUR

1562EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Ireland

2134EUR

1921EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

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