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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. 
Address: Kilkenny, Ireland
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Visite guidée de Kilkenny en français.

Je suis le seul guide français à Kilkenny. Je parle bien sur le français et je continue à l'étudier à l'université afin de perfectionner. Je suis née à Kilkenny et je voudrais avoir le plaisir de vous raconter notre histoire dans votre langue.Nous nous arrêterons devant les lieux les plus importants, les plus beaux et les plus historiques pendant notre balade dans le cœur des rues médiévales. Je vous raconterai en français l'histoire de ma ville natale qui est Kilkenny. N'hésitez pas me poser des questions pendant la visite.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Discover the South East! Kilkenny, Wicklow and Waterford!

Fantastic tour incorporating a city break as well as adventure and wilderness. Join us as we depart Dublin for a night in Kilkenny city, where we embark on the treasures of the 'Medieval Mile'where we visit attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's cathedral and one of the only two remaining round towers in Ireland currently accessible to the public. Stroll trough it's narrow streets steeped in history, visit the ancient Kyteler's Inn, home of the 'witch' Alice Kyteler and many more.We travel to Waterford city, where adventure awaits in the renowned Waterford Crystal before moving on to our second overnight stop of the old pirate cove of Dunmore east and it's adventure center. On our last day we travel to the Wicklow National park and the monastic site of Glendalough, where the breathtaking views will do just that. On this tour it is possible to also experience Horse and pony trekking with a local guide trough the mountains and rivers, please contact us for details!
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, 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. This tour also includes a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see border collies corral sheep across the fields.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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5-Day Escape to the South West Small-Group Tour from Dublin

Ireland’s dramatic west coast can be difficult for visitors to navigate, but this 5-day tour from Dublin makes it easy to see the country’s spectacular Atlantic scenery, from the Cliffs of Moher and Dingle Peninsula to Killarney’s Ring of Kerry. Along the way, tour a renowned whiskey distillery, pop into authentic Irish pubs, and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Hotel stays and all other details are arranged for a stress-free adventure with a small group of fellow travelers.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour 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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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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Kilkenny City and Rock of 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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Kilkenny Segway Tour - 2 Hours

Join us on an exciting Segway Tour of Kilkenny city. First we'll get you all trained up and using the Segways in a secure and controlled training location. Don't worry they are very easy to use, you'll be gliding around in no time. Then when you are feeling comfortable to start the tour, we will embark on a glorious fun filled adventure, packed with stories of ancient medieval times and historical tales throughout a thousand years of Irelands past. We'll visit Medieval Castles & Watch Towers, 13th Century Cathedrals & Gardens, Ancient Abbeys & Breweries, 17th Century Toll Houses & Museums, Restored Courthouses & Jails and much much more!You'll get to experience the best that Kilkenny has to offer; Historic Attractions, A Unique & Easy Way to Travel, Insightful Stories on the locations, Irish People & Culture, Lots of Variety in 2 hours, & most importantly Lots of Fun & Excitement.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Kilkenny Segway Express Tour - 1 Hour

Join us on an exciting Segway Tour of Kilkenny city. First we'll get you all trained up and using the Segways in a secure and controlled training location. Don't worry they are very easy to use, you'll be gliding around in no time. IMPORTANT: This tour allows the you to see the main sights of Kilkenny and has a very limited amount of storytelling from the tour guide on such historic landmarks or locations visited whilst on the tour.We'll visit Medieval Castles & Watch Towers, 13th Century Cathedrals & Gardens, Ancient Abbeys & Breweries, 17th Century Toll Houses & Museums, Restored Courthouses & Jails and much much more!You'll get to experience the best that Kilkenny has to offer; Historic Attractions, Irish People & Culture, Lots of Variety in 1 hour, A Unique & Easy Way to Travel, & most importantly Lots of Fun & Excitement.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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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8 days touring in Ireland

We offer a private tour around Ireland. We provide top class vehicle and knowledged drivers/guides. All drivers and vehicles are fully certified. As it is a private tour, our aim is to offer you, your family and friends tailor made tours of Ireland whereby you and your party can enjoy and savour the delights of this island’s most exciting destinations. We offer you the chance to escape to some of the most fantastic locations in Ireland.No tour size is too big or too small as we cater from 1 person upwards. No excursion length is too short or too long, our tours start from day trip onwards. As our trips are tailor made for you, we can extend them upon your request. Together with you, we will plan an itinerary that suits you and your group/party. If some part of the itinerary we offer needs to be changed or you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together we will create your best itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Private Day tour to Kilkenny from Cork - 10hr day tour to Kilkenny Medieval City

This private tour is a great way to visit Kilkenny and see the medieval city from a unique perspective. As a private tour, you can customise it within the 10 hours timeframe and discuss various options with your driver guide. Kilkenny has many attractions so after your visit to the Medieval Mile Museum, you may choose to enjoy lunch in a local bar or cafe before visiting an attraction of your choice. Choose from Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Centre, Smithwick Brewery, St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower or perhaps just soak up the atmosphere and drop into the medieval Rothe House and Gardens which date back to 1610AD.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train )

Rated as one of the best things to do in Kilkenny City. Why not hop on board and Explore Kilkenny with us on our tourist train.The tour starts off at Kilkenny Castle and brings you on a 30-minute tour around Medieval Kilkenny City. While on board you will hear a full commentary about the fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Kilkenny Segway Food Tour - 3 Hours

Join us on an exciting Segway Food Tour of Kilkenny city. First we'll get you all trained up and using the Segways in a secure and controlled training location. Don't worry they are very easy to use, you'll be gliding around in no time. Then when you are feeling comfortable to start the tour, we will embark on a glorious food filled adventure, sprinkled with stories of ancient medieval times and historical tales throughout a thousand years of Irelands past. Besides visiting Medieval Castles & Watch Towers, 13th Century Cathedrals & Gardens, Ancient Abbeys & Breweries, 17th Century Toll Houses & Museums, Restored Courthouses & Jails - we will gorge ourselves on 3 courses (Starter, Mains, & Desert - drink with each meal) of delightful meals at some of Kilkenny's top restaurants, bars, and tea rooms. You'll get to experience the best local food that Kilkenny has to offer, historic attractions, and a unique and easy way to travel, which is impossible to arrange independently.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kilkenny Segway Private Tour - 2 Hours

Join us on an exciting private Segway Tour of Kilkenny city. First we'll get you all trained up and using the Segways in a secure and controlled training location. Don't worry they are very easy to use, you'll be gliding around in no time. Then when you are feeling comfortable to start the tour, we will embark on a glorious fun filled adventure, packed with stories of ancient medieval times and historical tales throughout a thousand years of Irelands past.We'll visit Medieval Castles & Watch Towers, 13th Century Cathedrals & Gardens, Ancient Abbeys & Breweries, 17th Century Toll Houses & Museums, Restored Courthouses & Jails and much much more!You'll get to experience the best that Kilkenny has to offer; Historic Attractions, A Unique & Easy Way to Travel, Insightful Stories on the locations, Irish People & Culture, Lots of Variety in 2 hours, & most importantly Lots of Fun & Excitement.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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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