Kilkenny Tours

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Kilkenny
If you don’t believe in love at first sight then you’ve never been to Kilkenny. As the smallest city in all of Ireland (there are 25,000 residents), Kilkenny swaps the traffic and crime for cobblestones and medieval charm. It’s a place most visitors instantly love the moment they drive into town. Impeccably clean and impossibly friendly, it’s a city that’s famous for its historical sites by day and dining and pub life by night. Most visits begin at the Kilkenny Castle—a towering, stone, Norman edifice that’s been standing for 800 years. Wander the alleyways past colorful storefronts selling fine, locally made crafts, or have a drink in a traditional pub where locals have drank for centuries. Take a long, romantic stroll along the banks of the River Nore, or tour the impressive Black Abbey—a Dominican Abbey by the original city walls that dates to 1255. Finish the day at one of Kilkenny’s award winning contemporary restaurants, and submit to being completely enamored with this jovial inland city.

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By car, Kilkenny is located 90 minutes from Dublin, two hours from Cork, and an hour from the nearest airport in Waterford. By train, Kilkenny is 90 minutes from Dublin, and since it’s a popular weekend getaway for locals, visiting during the middle of the week will ensure there are fewer crowds. 
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin

Admire the scenic splendor of Ireland's southeast region on a full-day tour to Kilkenny and Waterford Crystal from Dublin. Relish the romance of travelling by train to Kilkenny, an artistic town famed for its medieval history, and take a guided tour on arrival. Discover the esteemed crystal factory located in Waterford City and conclude with a picturesque train ride back to Dublin through the beautiful countryside of the Suir Valley. Gain valuable insight into the culture and history of the Irish region from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

Break from Dublin for a tour of medieval Irish architecture and folklore in Kilkenny and Glendalough. Aboard a luxury coach, take a day trip to the top sights in south-east Ireland from Kilkenny Castle to the Wicklow Mountain National Park and Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. Beginning March 1, this tour will also include a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see Border Collies corral sheep across the fields.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

Delve into medieval Kilkenny’s dark past as evening sets over the city on this 1-hour ghostly walking tour. Explore Kilkenny’s ancient streets as your guide sheds light on the city’s colorful history. Hear tales and folklore handed down through the generations, such as the curse of Sir Richard Shee and Dame Alice Ketyler’s infamous witch trial in the 14th century. Take in historic sites including the imposing Kilkenny Prison, St Marys Cathedral, Rothe House and the stone tombs of Black Abbey, and perhaps bump into ghostly apparitions along the way.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Visite Guidée en Français.

Ce tour est uniquement en français. Je vous monterai les lieux plus importants dans notre histoire. Je viens de Kilkenny et je parle le français.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

Explore Ireland’s natural wonders and historic gems on this full-day tour from Dublin. Set out on a scenic drive through the idyllic countryside of the Wicklow National Park, stop to admire the views from Wicklow Gap and visit the monastic ruins and beautiful lakes of Glendalough. Then, step back in time with a tour of Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, and enjoy free time to explore the city independently before returning to Dublin.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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7 Day Stunning South and West Ireland Adventure from Dublin

This 7 day small-group tour takes in some of Ireland’s finest scenery, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, including Killarney National Park and the McGuillacuddy reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range; the rugged coastline and stone walls of the Dingle peninsula; the Caha mountains of the Beara Peninsula; and the lush green fields of Inland counties. Experience some of Ireland’s most popular destinations including, Kilkenny Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Enjoy fantastic activity options including hiking and cycling, kayaking, stand up paddle and surfing in the most scenic and breathtaking locations. Discover Ireland’s historical treasures and learn about the rich history from the Neolithic period to the modern age. These include a visit to Cashel, Ross Castle, Ancient Neolithic stone forts and monuments, Celtic ring forts and burial tombs.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Kilkenny and Cashel Day Trip from Cork

Discover charming Kilkenny and the Rock of Cashel on this day trip from Cork. Journey by air-conditioned coach to Cashel, where a spectacular 13th-century cathedral, chapel and round tower cover a hilltop. Hear about the site’s history from the onboard commentary, and enjoy free time to explore the buildings, including the fresco-coated chapel. Continue to Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, and stroll and sightsee independently, perhaps seeing the Norman Castle and Black Abbey. Trace Ireland’s scenic southern coast back to Cork, stopping in the historic seaside town of Youghal on route.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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