Kilkenny trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities. Located on the so-called "Sunny South East" just an hour's drive southwest of Dublin, this thriving urban center serves as one of the country's most popular weekend getaways. The walkable city center contains numerous medieval landmarks, including an imposing Gothic cathedral and the country's oldest brewery, founded in 1221. A commanding Norman castle, the city's dominant feature, overlooks the Nore River and offers visitors free access to its vast ornamental gardens. Avoid the biggest crowds by visiting the city on a weekday. Kilkenny is in County Kilkenny. Add Kilkenny and other destinations to your itinerary using our Ireland travel itinerary planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kilkenny
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Kilkenny tours
Popular things to do in Kilkenny
Side trips from Kilkenny
Hidden gems in Kilkenny
See all ›
Parks in Kilkenny
See all ›
Places to visit with Kilkenny
Recently planned trips to Kilkenny
10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, teens, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SERBIA December, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: July Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Kilkenny BY A USER FROM BULGARIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium