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.
BARNSTORM - 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.
KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL - 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.
THE 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.
THE 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 through technology