County Kilkenny offers an abundance of fascinating festivals,
historic sites, abbeys, forest parks, natural wonders and scenic
locations. Kilkenny City which was once,
Irelands Capital must be the finest Mediaeval city in Ireland.
The cities origins date back more than 1,500 years.
Located in Rose Inn Street the tourist
office occupies a 16th Century Alms House. Some of the finest
Tudor buildings in Ireland are in Kilkenny City. Walking Tours depart
from outside the tourist office at regular intervals during the Summer
months. In Kilkenny's bustling towns,
picturesque villages and peaceful open countryside, you can be as near
to every thing or as far away from it all as
you like. Kilkenny Castle in the heart of Kilkenny
town stands tall and proud, this 13th century Anglo-Norman castle is
spectacular and set on beautiful gardens and parkland. Barrow Valley is
where you can take the Barrow Way in County Kilkenny, and also in the
area are holiday barges for rent. Graiguenamanagh town, with its
13th century Cistercian monastery
Duiske Abbey or Graiguenamanagh Abbey
has much to delight the traveller, located beside the River Barrow there
are lots of water activities to experience.
Is an Irish Theatre company situated in the
Medieval City of Kilkenny. The company was founded in 1991 with the aim
of exploring theatre practice and presentation for new/'non-traditional'
audiences in the region.
For the past 25 years, Kilkenny has come alive each August, and has been
the centre for all that is best in the major art forms. This spectacular
medieval city will be the host again in 1999 for an even bigger and
better arts festival, and will celebrate all the riches of visual arts,
music, film, theatre and literature.
KILKENNY DESIGN CENTRE
Is unique, both in ambiance and style. Here
under one roof, you will find the very best of Irish Design and
Workmanship, carefully chosen from over 200 studios and workshops around
the country. Everything has been selected with genuine craftsmanship and
value in mind.
KILKENNY INFORMATION AGE TOWN PROJECT
Is an initiative to bring the benefits of
Technology and the Internet to a medium size Irish city. Giving locals a
focus for communication, this website aims to bring Kilkenny together