Welcome to Kilkenny City

Kilkenny’s rich heritage is very evident in the fine historical buildings and landmarks of the city, culminating in the famous Kilkenny Castle. The city grew from a monastic settlement to a thriving Norman merchant town in the middle ages, and is now entering a new era in the late twentieth century as an important creative centre. View Map

Kilkenny was a famous brewing centre from the late seventeenth century and the tradition continues until the present day.

Kilkenny Archaelogical Society based in Rothe House offer a genealogical research service and is the designated family history research centre for County Kilkenny.

Offering something for everyone of all ages and interests we invite you to browse a while Things to do in Kilkenny

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