Things to do in Kilkenny
About Kilkenny City
Kilkenny is located on the River Nore. It is the only city in Ireland which is not a county borough, and is the republic’s only inland city. It is famous for its many medieval buildings and night-life.
Kilkenny has been referred to as the Marble City for hundreds of years. However, the black stone with decorative white fossils that forms the backbone of many of Kilkenny’s fine buildings and serves as pavement in the major streets is actually polished limestone. It has been quarried from around the city for centuries.
Kilkenny Castle and Saint Canice’s Cathedral dominate the city. The latter is named for Saint Canice, who also gave his name to the town (Cill Chainnigh is Irish for “Church of Canice”). The Statute of Kilkenny (1366) got its name from the then Irish Parliament in Kilkenny.
Kilkenny has a successful hurling team, known as ‘THE CATS’. The Kilkenny team has won more All-Ireland championships in hurling than any other team.
You have to agree, there are lots of things to do and see in Kilkenny so book in with us.
Good Pubs for the Craic
Hole in the Wall
Regular Music Nights in the City
Ask at reception for information on other events on in Kilkenny during your visit.
Sunday – The Pumphouse
Monday – Cleeres
Tuesday – Matt the Millers
Wednesday – Cleeres
Thursday – Ryans
Friday – Bollards
Saturday – The Set Theatre
Festivals Throughout the Year
Kilkenny Trad Fest | March
Kilkenny Roots Festival | May
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival | June
Kilkenny Arts Festival | August
Heritage Week | August
Savour Kilkenny | October
Kilkenomics | November
Subtitle Film Festival | November