Historic Sites in Kilkenny

Historic Sites in Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny Historic Sites

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Sights & Landmarks
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Christy K.
    Kilkenny98 contributions
    To start with, I wasn't guest in the hotel. I had a horse riding experience booked as my birthday present in hotel's equestrian centre. And what an experience that was!! Jess - the instructor - was amazing. I got to control the Doris (the horse, FYI) totally and then we found time to get my first hang of a throttle, which I used on few occasions during the stroll across the estate. Of course, mild spring weather helped to enjoy it to the fullest.
    It was an unforgettable experience, with two unforgettable girls, Jess and Doris. Thank you, staff of the Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre!
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Fergus FitzGerald
    2 contributions
    It was a KCAT 3 artists' exhibition! I liked it a lot but I look forward to a gallery for Callan! Callan is a nice town!
    Written 14 October 2022
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  • lkidd1234
    West Bloomfield, MI33 contributions
    Stories make the building interesting. We passed by the building on our first walk, but returned after reading and hearing more stories about it.
    Written 25 July 2017
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  • threedeweys
    Delta, Canada1,242 contributions
    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, Germany1,852 contributions
    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
    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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  • petergerbil1
    County Dublin, Ireland66 contributions
    Tower house in excellent condition. Unfortunately it is locked up and not in use. It needs to be opened up to the public as part of Kilkennys fantastic heritage..... OPW get on it :-)
    Written 5 February 2019
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  • Archaeobuff
    Sydney, Australia2,012 contributions
    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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  • DragonQuilt
    Bellevue, WA60 contributions
    Medieval Wall is located in various locations, sometimes only marked on the sidewalk. An example is 12 Abby street near the Black Abbey.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Jessica Holmes
    Tryon, NC105 contributions
    The unassuming shopper would never know the history of the hallowed ground beneath their feet except for the Kilkenny Famine Experience. Simply go to customer service and ask for the AV guide. Then follow the signage and take in the juxtaposition of then vs. now. The audio and video guide is engaging and covers a critical piece of Irish history in a historical building.
    Written 16 September 2023
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