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Vacation rentals in Kilkenny

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Private room in Kilkenny
Castle View Studio - Restaurants Cafes Shops Walks
Situated in the former kitchen garden to Kilkenny Castle this studio is cosy peaceful unbelievably quiet and CENTRAL with it's own PRIVATE ENTRANCE. FREE PARKING off street even if you arrive early. Want to re-visit the city after check-out? Leave your car and avail of the FREE PARKING in the safety of the driveway until you get your business done. Bus stop 5 mins. Train 15 mins. Airport 1 hr 25 mins. NO CHECK IN SUNDAY but you can add it on to your Saturday night.
$47 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
The Castle Suite - Cafés Restaurants Shops Walks
A bright luxurious and spacious first floor suite with garden views in Kilkenny's premier residential street minutes from Kilkenny Castle and the cafés restaurants pubs and shops of High Street. FREE on-site parking. Infant Travel Cot on request - no extra charge for infants. There is a super comfortable Queen Size bed and a generous PRIVATE bathroom with power shower. Train - 15 minute walk. Bus - 5 minute walk.
$48 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
Pumphouse ensuite room
Ensuite bedroom over a traditional Irish pub in City Centre on the Medival Mile. Smithwick's Experience Tour, Canices Cathedral, Black Abbey Church, minutes away. A local pub in the historic part of the city and a great place to make friends. Old world style accommodation with modern facilities. Our pub has a great beer garden, regular music sessions, Serves Pizza and sandwiches .
$46 per night

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Stay near Kilkenny's top sights

Photo of Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant
Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant15 locals recommend
Photo of Left Bank
Left Bank39 locals recommend
Photo of Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower55 locals recommend
Photo of Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores9 locals recommend
Photo of Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle156 locals recommend
Photo of MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre21 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kilkenny

Condo in Kilkenny
Penthouse studio
$124 per night
Condo in Kilkenny
Cosy Getaway w/Parking
$85 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
Ensuite Bedroom in kilkenny city ,private access
$57 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
Cozy Comfortable Double Bedroom & ensuite
$80 per night
Loft in Kilkenny
The Loft on John Street
$133 per night
Tiny home in Kilkenny
Chalet # 4
$44 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
Beautiful Double Room Available
$56 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
King size Bed, Private parking, Centrally located
$57 per night
The Loft, Kilmog Hs, Racecourse, Kells Rd Kilkenny
$86 per night
Home in Kilkenny
Self catering log cabin 5 mins from Kilkenny City
$58 per night
Private room in Kilkenny
6 Priors Orchard, CV, John's Quay,Kilkenny.
$83 per night
Serviced apartment in Kilkenny
The Blue Front Room Suite.
$116 per night

Your guide to Kilkenny

All About Kilkenny

The medieval town of Kilkenny sits on the River Nore, midway between Ireland’s two biggest cities of Dublin to the north and Cork to the south. Home to one of the most famous Irish landmarks, the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny offers a glimpse into the Middle Ages, its ancient walls and historic sites contrasting with vibrant restaurants, independent shops, and golf courses. The town is a hub of Irish art and crafts: the Butler Gallery is a significant arts center and museum with wildflower and sculpture gardens, while works by members of the Crafts Council of Ireland are on display at the National Design & Craft Gallery.

Outside of town, tranquil woodland trails meander through Kilfane Glen and its picturesque waterfall and landscaped gardens, which date from the late 18th century. Closer to home, hikers can set off on the Nore Valley Walk, which connects Kilkenny to the village of Bennettsbridge via rolling countryside and riverside scenery.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kilkenny?

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kilkenny is from June to August, when you can expect pleasant temperatures and ideal conditions for country walks and exploring the region’s many castles. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit if you’re keen to have more of Kilkenny to yourself without braving colder temperatures. Winter is the second-busiest season, but be prepared for chilly days and cold nights — you’ll need warm layers and sturdy footwear to take on stone steps in the town’s ancient buildings.

The 10-day Kilkenny Arts Festival has been drawing visitors to the city each August since the 1970s. A packed program of events spans music, author readings, art installations, poetry, and dance performances at indoor and outdoor venues.

What are the top things to do in Kilkenny?

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle sits in the heart of town and is open to visitors throughout the year, offering magnificent gardens, woodland paths, a terraced rose garden, and a lake. Visitors can wander through 50 acres of parkland before refueling at the site’s popular tearoom. Inside, highlights include a spectacular carved marble fireplace and the building’s visible medieval foundations.

Cathedral Church of St Canice

Minutes from the town’s imposing castle, the 13th-century St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower is one of the oldest structures in Kilkenny. The site has been a place of worship since the 6th century, and you can climb the 100-foot tower to get an incredible view of the town and surrounding countryside. If your visit coincides with a musical performance or choir practice, make sure you soak in the building’s natural acoustics.

Medieval Mile Museum

Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile is an all-ages discovery trail that connects St Canice’s Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman castle, taking in many sites along the way. The Medieval Mile Museum sits in a former 13th-century church, where you can take interactive tours to learn about Kilkenny’s 800 years of history. The museum is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including Renaissance-era tombs.

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