Activities for a Rainy Day in Kilkenny

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Kilkenny on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Kilkenny

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  • RobMcFar12
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative and interesting tour of this wonderful historic brewery. Our tour guide Jorg was fantastic and made us feal very welcome. At the end we got to sample 3 of their beers in the bar and the staff were warm and friendly. If you're in Kilkenny it's a must see.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Reece W
    Pocatello, ID17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Yvonne K
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Sightseer05437159880
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great lads to deal with and fantastic selection . I had to add on to my order on 2 occasions and it was very easy to do and they insured I was only charged delivery once. Very helpful.
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • permia
    Ireland40,857 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capuchin monks established an almshouse on this site in the latter half of the 18th century. The lovely church we see today was established in the mid-1800s.

    An impressive nave of light pink hue takes the sight to the fine altar area. Columns and arches sweep along and provide space with side chapels and various offerings.

    Beautifully decorative, the high altar has a holy painting as its backdrop, complemented with attractive stone work.

    Striking statuary is to be seen. One sculpture shows the poignant scene of Christ down from the cross with grieving women around him.
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • Annabans
    dublin17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and see the wonderful art on the walls here, there are always interesting exhibitions on. The owner Valerie has a great eye (I bought my first painting from her). Its a really lovely spot to spend time in. Its in a great part of town with some of the nicest cafes and bars nearby as well as Rothe House and Smithwicks brewery.
    Written 12 March 2019
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  • igal27
    Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As Kilkenny was one of the last stops on our Ireland trip, we had already seen our fill of churches -- but this one looked very nice and the grounds with its green grass was very inviting, so we went in for a look. It was a very nice looking church with impressive high ceilings and stained glass windows. Worth a short stop if your in the vicinity.
    Written 20 August 2020
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  • John A
    Belfast, UK1,518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife was very interested on the gift shops displaying many items made be artisan crafts people on site. She bought a little book of inspirational sayings which she thought would prove useful.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland40,857 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was great to visit this atmospheric institution, not only for the plentiful information available but also because of its lengthy history.

    Established in the late 1500s for the indigent and destitute of the city, a service it continued to provide until the early 1800s.

    By the way, the staff told us that the Information Office is imminently relocating to new premises. They didn’t know what role this evocative building will have in the future.
    Written 23 September 2019
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  • AnnieJ85
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So, so good. This really is a hidden gem. If you’re GF, DF, vegan or have no dietary restrictions or preferences, this place suits everyone. The menu changes up regularly, but always great - varied and absolutely delicious! It’s become a weekly go to for us, never disappoints.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Fergus FitzGerald
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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