County Kilkenny

What to see in County Kilkenny?

Check out all the places I’ve been visiting in County Kilkenny.

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Co. Kilkenny

While visiting Kilkenny you can’t not notice this huge church from a distance. St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street in Kilkenny City. St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny is one of the best-preserved Gothic cathedrals in Ireland. The 13th century St Mary’s church and […]

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Kilkenny Castle, Co. Kilkenny

The biggest attraction for visitors in Kilkenny City is Kilkenny Castle, situated on banks of the River Nore, at the centre of County Kilkenny. Kilkenny Castle is the most beautiful castle I`ve seen in Ireland so far. After visiting Castlecomer Discovery Park I decided to drive to Kilkenny, which is only 20 km far, and […]

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Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny

This is a place which I always wanted to visit. Castlecomer Discovery Park in County Kilkenny is ‘Ireland’s Best Activity Provider` for 2022 Reader Travel Awards. It is visited by 120000 + visitors per year. Open all year round Castlecomer Discovery Park is located immediately outside the town of Castlecomer on the Dublin side of […]

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Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Graiguenamanagh is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the southeast of Ireland. It is located on the border between counties Kilkenny and Carlow, on the River Barrow, which demarcates the border between the two counties. Historically, the settlement on the eastern side of the Barrow was called Tinnahinch. This name is […]

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National Monument

Duiske Abbey, Co. Kilkenny

Duiske Abbey also known as Graiguenamanagh Abbey, is a 13th-century Cistercian monastery situated in beautiful town of Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. The Abbey is located in the valley of the river Barrow, on a site between the main river and the Duiske tributary. The abbey derives its name from the Douskey River Irish: An Dubhuisce, meaning ‘Black Water’. It is one of the first, largest […]

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Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown historically known as Grennan is a town in County Kilkenny and this is where the ruins of a medieval fortified Grennan Castle is located. I stopped to see this Castle because it is like Carlow Castle date between 1207 and 1213 the very first of its kind in Ireland. Grennan Castle dates from around […]

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National Monument

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

One of hidden treasure in County Kilkenny. Beautiful church with a fascinating history. St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire), also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, is a church in the centre of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is a National Monument in the care […]

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Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

The Irish Post recently named Ireland’s 12 most beautiful villages and towns. I visited only two of them: Cashel, Co. Tipperary and second one is Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. Inistioge is a beautiful and historic village on the river Nore in South County Kilkenny.  Its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the […]

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Shankill Castle – ScareFest, Co. Kilkenny

Shankill Castle is set in parkland near Paulstown on the Carlow/Kilkenny border. It is just 16km from Kilkenny and 19km from Carlow. Shankill Castle, one of the Irish house-castles, is a unique family home often described as a living museum. It was first built as a Butler tower-house near the ruins of a pre-reformation church. In 1708 […]

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