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County Kilkenny 2021 Holidays

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Top hotels in County Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
4 out of 5
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
4.3/5Excellent! (637 reviews)

"The location was excellent & the staff were lovely"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Hotel Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny
4 out of 5
College Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
4.2/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"I visited in challenging times, as we came out of lockdown. Staff could have been friendlier, the hotel lacked a welcoming feeling. Food was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Hotel Kilkenny
Pembroke Hotel
Pembroke Hotel
4 out of 5
11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny
4.7/5Exceptional! (868 reviews)

"great service, clean and spacious room and wonderful breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Pembroke Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in County Kilkenny

Kilkenny City Guide

Kilkenny is known as the creative heart of Ireland. This small town is more than 550 years old, but today it is a vibrant city with a reputation for its cutting edge art and culture. The medieval architecture of Kilkenny is a beautiful backdrop for the many cultural events that take place here every year, including the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Discover art galleries and restaurants alongside traditional pubs in the narrow medieval streets. Overlooking the town is Kilkenny Castle, which dates from the 12th century. The castle is situated on the banks of the River Nore and is surrounded by beautiful parks. Another major attraction is St. Canices Cathedral , a beautifully restored tribute to the 6th century monk after which Kilkenny is named. The tower is the oldest building in Kilkenny and one of two such towers in Ireland which can be climbed. Weather permitting, it provides incredible views over the city.

Kilkenny really comes to life in the evenings and weekends when locals and visitors alike hit the many pubs and restaurants to enjoy a pint of the black stuff, the friendly atmosphere and live music. The year is full of festivals of all kinds, covering everything from theatre to comedy to music and dance. In the summer, the city offers all kinds of street entertainment to accompany everything going on indoors. Exhibitions at the Butler Gallery and National Craft Gallery also contribute to the thriving local art and cultural scene. 

The compact city centre of Kilkenny means you can easily explore it on foot. If you want to avoid masses of tourists who come here for festivals and events, you can visit on a weekday or off-season. If you have limited time, half a day is enough to see the main attractions. However, it's worth just wandering around for a while to soak up and simply enjoy the culture, history and merriment of that Kilkenny is so famous for.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Kilkenny?
A: Most visitors to Kilkenny hop off the plane at Dublin (DUB). This popular airport operates roughly 9,359 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Kilkenny?
A: From stylish options to those that are more simple, you have plenty of choice. Many travellers enjoy relaxing and unwinding in hotels. Other typical sorts of accommodation in Kilkenny are bed & breakfasts, guest houses and private holiday homes.
Q: What does a Kilkenny holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, wheels and a place to rest up when the day’s done — we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is consider what meets your needs. With Expedia, you can shape your holiday to Kilkenny exactly how you like it, with extra activities and experiences as well.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Kilkenny?
A: You can save money (and time) by choosing to bundle your bookings with us. From Rental Cars to Hotels, Expedia has everything you need for your exciting Kilkenny escape. The more you book, the more you stand to save. You’ll also have less to be worried about when you hit the ground in your destination.