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Ballybur Castle County Kilkenny

Ballybur Castle, Kilkenny City

Ballybur Castle is a five storey 16th century towerhouse, 8km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The castle has been restored to it's former authentic glory using the same techniques and materials as the original 16th century builders. The rooms are larger and the stairs wider than in most of the known square towerhouses.… Continue reading
Smithwicks Brewery in Kilkenny City

Smithwick Brewery Experience

Brewed using the finest of ingredients and centuries of experience, meet the ale that has taken centuries of turbulent times on the chin and survived against all odds. Immerse yourself in the amazing heritage of the Smithwick's family and enjoy a multi-sensory and interactive experience of what life was like at the St Frances Abbey… Continue reading
St John’s Priory Kilkenny City

Medieval Mile in Kilkenny

Welcome to Kilkenny and the world famous Medieval Mile Once the medieval capital of Ireland, the city has a rich medieval heritage visible though its narrow streetscapes; its historical buildings and landmarks. The city’s origins predate existing medieval landmarks. Saint Canice (who gives Kilkenny its name) founded a monastic settlement here in the 6th century.…

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B&B Kilkenny your host Mrs Breda Dore

B&B Host

Meet your host – Mrs Breda Dore We look forward to welcoming you to Avila Bed and Breakfast in medieval Kilkenny.Our rooms are all ensuite with tea/coffee making facilities. We have safe offroad parking, and also drying facilities for bikers,walkers and cyclists. We will do our best to make sure your stay is comfortable and…

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Kilkenny City Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Centre

Located At The Heart of Kilkenny City. Discover Kilkenny Design Centre The Kilkenny Design Centre Experience Based in the medieval city of Kilkenny, the craft capital of Ireland, Kilkenny Design Centre is part of Kilkenny’s Castle Yard, built in the 1780s by the Butlers, Earls of Ormonde, as the coach houses and stables of historic…

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Jerpoint Abbey County Kilkenny

Jerpoint Abbey County Kilkenny

Jerpoint Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is located 2.5 km south west from Thomastown on the R448 regional road. There is a Visitor Centre with an exhibition. It has been declared a national monument and has been in the care…

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St John’s Priory Kilkenny City

St John’s Priory

St John’s Priory was established by the Augustinians on their arrival in Kilkenny in the thirteenth century, and became a flourishing centre of worship, scholarship and culture facing the medieval city on the other bank of the Nore. Influenced by the famous Sainte Chapelle in Paris, the Priory church was famed for the number and size of its stained glass windows,…

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Entrance Dunmore Cave Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave County Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave (Irish Dún Mór, meaning ‘great fort’) is a limestone solution cave in Ballyfoyle, County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is formed in Lower Carboniferous (Viséan) limestone of the Clogrenan Formation. It is a show cave open to the public, particularly well known for its rich archaeological discoveries and for being the site of a Viking…

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