Local attractions

One of the best and unique features of Kilkenny is its compactness, allowing you to explore everything it has to offer on foot!


Medieval Mile Museum

We tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the buildings and artefacts they left behind.

The Medieval Mile Museum is Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction, located in the heart of Kilkenny city! Set in 13th Century St. Mary’s Church and Graveyard, you can unearth 800 years of our history under one roof! The Museum offers guided and self-guided tours and they have audio guides available in 5 different languages!

St.Mary’s Lane, High Street, Kilkenny
+353 56 781 7022


Kilkenny Castle

With eight centuries of history whispering from its walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland’s most iconic and historic sites.

The Parade, Kilkenny City
+353 56 770 4100


Rothe House & Garden

Nestled in the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Rothe House and Garden is the only example of an early 17th-century merchant’s townhouse in Ireland, and is one of Kilkenny’s hidden gems.

Rothe House and Garden, Parliament Street, Kilkenny
+353 56 7722893


St. Canices Cathedral & Round Tower

Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice’s has been preserved in its original style and form. Worship has taken place here for over 800 years. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments. View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from the 9th century round tower (weather permitting) and see the seat of the bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120AD.


Kilkenny Cycle Tours & Bike Hire

Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers guided cycling tours of Kilkenny City, exploring the sights and sounds of the medieval capital of Ireland. Two tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bike Rental available on daily rate, all safety equipment and maps supplied.

15 Lower John Street, Kilkenny
+353 86 8954961

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