14 Things to See and Do in Kilkenny

14 Things to See and Do in Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland (B)

Kilkenny is Ireland‘s greatest small city, or smallest great city, depending on how you look at things. It is hands down my favorite city on the Irish isle. It’s small and walkable, yet there are lots of shops, pubs (duh!) and things to see and do. Being a medieval town, there are plenty of religious buildings, structures of defense and cobblestone alleyways.

From a massive castle, to local brews, to witchcraft, Kilkenny will keep you occupied and fascinated for days.

Ireland’s second-largest medieval cathedral. In the 6th century a monastery was built on the site of the cathedral by St Canice, who is Kilkenny’s patron saint. There used to be a wooden church which apparently was burned down in 1087.

The round tower is located just outside the cathedral and is the oldest building on the site. It was built between 700 and 1000AD on an old Christian cemetery. The round tower is open to the public, you can climb the very steep and narrow steps to the top and enjoy a nice view of Kilkenny. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 14 Things to See and Do in Kilkenny
Guide Location: Ireland » Kilkenny
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Bram Reusen
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travel-experience-live.com/14-things-to-see-and-do-in-kilkenny/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Canice’s Cathedral
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Black Abbey
  • Kyteler’s Inn
  • High Street
  • St Kieran’s Street
  • River Nore
  • National Craft Gallery
  • Tholsel
  • St Mary’s Cathedral