About Kilkenny

Kilkenny City Hotels

Named for St. Canice, Kilkenny is truly one of Ireland’s special places. Celebrating 400 years a city in 2009, Kilkenny sits perfectly for those in search of history and heritage, festivals and entertainment, or some quirky shopping and crafts.The 4 Star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is the perfect choice if you are looking for Kilkenny City Hotels.

Less than 2 hours from Dublin and Cork, Kilkenny is something very different, yet very near. Brimming full of festival fun and a lively entertainment scene, there is always something happening. Laugh, get artistic inspiration, taste the flavours of the world or go back to your roots – all of these are possible during our annual festival calendar.

No visit to Kilkenny would be complete without spending time at our stunning Kilkenny Castle. Seat of the Butler family for five centuries, Kilkenny Castle’s awe-inspiring setting, meandering grounds and beautiful rose garden provide a great sense of history in a lively contemporary city.

Within 20 minutes drive of the hotel you can picnic in the Nore valley at Inistigoe, watch glass making in operation at Jerpoint, or see how the potter works in Bennetsbridge. At Castlecomer Discovery Park, celebrate Kilkenny’s mining heritage, stroll along riverside and woodland paths or enjoy creativity at the Crafts Centre and café.

Enjoy the great outdoors with world-class golf at Mount Juliet, put a bet on at Gowran Park Racecourse or go fishing for a prized salmon! All are within easy reach and we will be happy to help you with your plans.

Kilkenny is also at the heart of the south east region with Waterford, Carlow and Wexford all within 30 minutes to an hour away. To get a get a complete overview of our city and our region, visit www.discoverireland.ie and www.kilkenny.ie

Enjoy some of the Free Attractions that Kilkenny has to offer

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