Things to do in Kilkenny

Top Things to Do in Kilkenny

Things to Do in Kilkenny


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Top Attractions in Kilkenny

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  • Scott A
    Austin, TX93 contributions
    Very informative, very well executed brewery tour. The quality of our guide (Darren) was great, Simon gave us a great steer to the best burger in Kilkenny, and the beer at the finish was excellent!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Reece W
    15 contributions
    We aren't usually guided tour people but we took the guided tour here and it was very good. Our guide was knowlegable and passionate about the Castle which made it even more interesting.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Ambassador607019
    5 contributions
    Fantastic experience both the tower and cathedral. The staff were so helpful and my self and my daughter delighted to be allowed check the war records for my great grandfathers name. Well worth the money and it was a fantastic experience. Well done to the fantastic staff it was so obvious the pride and joy the felt showing off this historical jewel in Kilkenny . Thanks again
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Amber C
    1 contribution
    One of a kind experience. You’ll walk the property to see ruins of a lost village and see border collies at work. Joe and Shep were amazing.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Anne R
    Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
    Really beautiful tranquill place. Highly recommend. The area is lovely and staff amazing. If you like your church history try it out . You'll need a car as a good bit out from city centre.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Yvonne K
    9 contributions
    Our guided tour was excellent with Seán , he had a wealth of knowledge about this house and it's amazing history. The houses and gardens are beautifully restored.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • JulioSierra
    88 contributions
    A beautiful abbey of turbulent history which nevertheless transmits serenity and spiritual feelings, with a portentous vitral opened to the South wall
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • Melissa M
    12 contributions
    Excellent tour given by the owner. You have to request a tour by email or phone. Can’t wait to ask my local liquor store if they will get their whiskey for me!
    Written 8 September 2023
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  • irl
    Dublin, Ireland96 contributions
    My family completed the 2 hours Skywalk ovwe 3 levels. The cost was 25euro each. It was on the pricey side but well worth it in the end. They completed all 3 levels. They were so tired after it!! It is a very well run place and staff are trained to a very high level. Parking over 1 hour costs 4 euro. We will return.
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • Kerstin D
    1 contribution
    A very surprising visit, with immensely large trees from all over the world, planted 150 yrs ago. For instance you'll fins the largest sequioa tree in Europe. We were amazed by the Noble fir walk and the rhododendrons which were huge. We had no idea what to expect when we entered the garden and the arboretum, but it turned out to be a real secret garden, hidden in the hills above Inistioge. Well worth a visit, €5 entrance and you get to stroll around as long as you like and enjoy the results of the architectural mind of Lady Louisa Tighe from 150yrs ago
    Written 29 July 2023
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  • Clair D
    Waterford, Ireland4 contributions
    Beautiful gardens and waterfall. Nice place to wander around and lost. Nice picnic areas. Plenty to see.
    Written 29 July 2023
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,249 contributions
    This mid 19th Cent, Catholic cathedral, designed as Early English Gothic style, is situated on the highest point in Kilkenny City and is a significant local landmark. Impressive towering outside and beautiful (stained glass works and flooring) inside.
    Written 21 October 2023
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