About Us and our Bed and Breakfast in Kilkenny City
Avila Bed & Breakfast is a very comfortable family home, run by Breda Dore, and located in Kilkenny City in the south east of Ireland. We offer the best of Irish hospitality. We are only a 15 minute walk from the center of the city.
Our Facilities Include:
- Rooms En-Suite
- No smoking policy within the house
- All Rooms with Tea and Coffee making facilities
- Television and Hair dryer in all rooms
- Free Private off road Car Park
- Free Wifi
Built in 1225AD it is still in use today by members of the founding Dominican Order. Saint Francic Abbey lies nearby in the grounds of the famous Smithwicks Brewery.
This 12th century castle is set in extensive parkland and was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormond. Although originally built in the 12th century the castle was remodelled in Victorian times.
Kilkenny Design Centre
Located in the old stables and coach house opposite Kilkenny Castle, the Kilkenny Design Centre has an extensive range of Irish handcrafted gifts including ladies’ and men’s clothing, crystal, ceramics, linens and various other interesting gift items from all over Ireland.
St Canice's Cathedral
This 13th century cathedral stands on a site that has been used for Christian worship since the 6th century. It is the second longest cathedral in Ireland.
We are open from early January to the end of November. Avila is a great location for touring the South East, we have an area for drying equipment for motorcyclists, walkers and cyclists.