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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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St Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny

St Canice’s Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St Canice St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church…

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Kilkenny Castle in City

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle stands proud and dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore and dominates the ‘High Town’ of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various…

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Rothe House & Garden in Kilkenny City

Rothe House & Garden Kilkenny

Rothe House & Garden Nestled in the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Rothe House and Garden is one of Kilkenny’s hidden gems. A visit is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City. Built between 1594 and 1610 this was the home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny…

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