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Kilkenny

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Marble City

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.
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