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Kilkenny City’s Top Tourist Sites

St Canices Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Design Centre & National Craft Gallery

Rothe House

Shee Alms House
Butler Gallery

Smithwicks Brewery Tour

The Black Abbey

Outdoor Activities

If you have some extra energy left over after completing your Festival To Do list, you may enjoy some of the following activities:
Trail Kilkenny

Tynan’s Walking Tour of Kilkenny

A quick 18 Holes
A night at the dogs!
Cycling Tour


Indulge yourself with some retail therapy in between festival shows! Kilkenny’s High Street runs the length of the city centre from the Castle to St Canices Cathedral and offers shops that cater to everyone’s tastes. There are also the 2 main shopping centres either side of the river:
MacDonagh Junction

Market Cross

Outside The City Limits

If you get the chance to venture outside the city, the following locations are well worth a visit:
Jerpoint Abbey

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Reptile Village
Dunmore Caves
Inistioge Village
Go-Karting in Ballyhale
Forest Adventures
Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

Discover More

If you can’t happen to find anything of interest in the above links please visit the following sites for further lists of things to do while staying in Kilkenny!
Kilkenny Tourism

Discover Ireland
Trip Advisor Kilkenny