Medieval Mile


Uncover the history of Kilkenny City at the Medieval Mile Museum, located in the centre of Irelands Medieval Mile. Once the medieval capital of Ireland, the city has a rich medieval heritage visible through its narrow streetscapes; its historical buildings and landmarks. From Castle to Cathedral and everything in between- explore Ireland’s best-preserved medieval city. Through our interactive map, you can unlock the hidden gems that Ireland’s Medieval Mile has to offer and find out why St Mary’s church Kilkenny played such an important role in Medieval Ireland. The city’s origins predate existing medieval landmarks. Saint Canice (who gives Kilkenny its name) founded a monastic settlement here in the 6th century. The 9th century round tower beside the wonderful stone cathedral of St. Canice’s, is a remaining monastic landmark. Built in the 13th century and a showcase to ornate stonemasonry skills, St. Canice’s is the second longest Cathedral in Ireland.

One of the best and unique features of Kilkenny is its compactness allowing you to explore everything it has to offer on foot, just be sure to allow yourself enough time to experience all the things to do….Enjoy our city!