Kilkenny Walks

The compact scale of Kilkenny City allows for several interesting local medieval walks. Venture a bit further and County Kilkenny offers a range of scenic walks, from leisurely riverside strolls to more adventurous hilltop climbs.

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Kilkenny Castle from the riverside
Kilkenny Castle Park
Kilkenny Castle Park in Springtime
  • A visitor information leaflet with our own map is available at Butler Court, along with our advice on places to visit, eat & listen to traditional Irish music.
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Farmer's Market Kilkenny
Farmer’s Market Kilkenny – open on Thursdays near the Castle.
St Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny
St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
Medieval St Kieran's Street, Kilkenny
Medieval St Kieran’s Street, Kilkenny
The Old Courthouse (Grace's Castle), Kilkenny
The Old Courthouse (Grace’s Castle)
The Tholsel, Kilkenny, Ireland
The Tholsel, Kilkenny by night.
Riverscape from the new St Francis bridge, looking towards the Castle.
Riverscape from the new St Francis bridge, looking towards the Castle.

TIP: The newly-opened St Francis bridge allows for a pleasant looped walk from Irishtown, turning right across the new bridge, down the steps to the riverside, then back along the river towards the Castle, either crossing the river by footbridge to Kieran Street or continuing up to John’s Bridge and turn right up Rose Inn Street for downtown Kilkenny and the Castle.

Kilkenny Medieval Mile walking map – click to enlarge:

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