Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kilkenny

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kilkenny

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  • Veronica S
    Sacramento2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and memorable visit to Canice Cathedral and the tower.
    I loved the town of Kilkenny and the church and tower are perfect ways to see the history of the town
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Sandrine D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was such a treat to be able to seat outside in the sun in a relaxing and peaceful setting in Kilkenny city centre! The food was also divine and the staff friendly ! I had a delicious quiche served with a huge portion of selection of fresh salad. I will definitely be back!
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early 19th Cent. Gothic style Catholic church ,stern and calm , yet beautiful, with delicate stain glass panels and colorful floors.
    Very nice .
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Phila D
    Johannesburg, South Africa1,460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church is beautiful and very well maintained .

    The beauty and deal of the place is second to none .Parking is readily available
    Written 14 August 2017
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  • threedeweys
    Delta, Canada1,231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The famine graveyard is down an old dirt road. There is a sign but it is now overgrown and neglected. The graveyard has no markers, no headstones, not even one name. But underfoot lie the remains of at least 3500 men, women, and children.

    It's quiet and secluded and worth a visit to give a thought to those buried there long ago.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • KyFlynn
    Munich, Germany1,825 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I sadly wasn't able to enter it when I visited, but it surely looks interesting and is great for photos of Kilkenny!
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • EdmondKilkenny
    Kilkenny, Ireland24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tower was part of the city walls,The information on it is brief but interesting.a nice spot to take a brief rest if you have been sight seeing.pity that you cant get to see the inside though.
    Written 3 October 2018
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  • permia
    Ireland62,181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soaring pinnacles are an attractive aspect of this fine church. Completed in the last years of the 19th century it occupies an important location not far from a number of colleges and schools.

    A marvellous barrelled dark wooden ceiling is beautiful. It oversees a sweeping nave to the ornate altar area.

    Impressive statuary is to be seen including of St. Joseph. Gorgeous stained glass windows bring an atmospheric illumination that suffuses the full space.
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • Paul18765
    County Waterford, Ireland47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took this route through the grounds to get into the town, glad I did. It has a beautiful 10 minute walk adjacent to the river, quiet and relaxing, a great place to eat a lunch with a little solitude. Well maintained gardens and an excellent time saver to go from once side of the city to the next.
    Written 29 August 2016
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,176 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The remaining sections of the old Abbey that still stand are closed to the public, barricaded and apparently under repair/restoration when I was allowed to have a look through the access gate. The building dates to circa 1231 when it was founded by the Earl of Pembroke as a base for the Franciscan priests who had arrived in Ireland in 1226. The original structure had various extensions but it seems that most have disappeared to facilitate the expansion of the adjacent brewery. The sacristy was restored and is now an oratory within the brewery. The Abbey was disestablished in 1829 on the death of the last Abbot. My brief look indicated that it was an imposing building for the times, perhaps when repairs/restorations are finalized we can once again admire this medieval building.
    Written 22 June 2019
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  • Archaeobuff
    Sydney, Australia2,033 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the last pieces of the old city walls stretching across the lane just off the main street in Kilkenny.
    Written 21 October 2019
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