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.

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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Farmers Market Kilkenny
Farmer’s Market Kilkenny – Thursdays on the Parade
St Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny
St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
Medieval St Kieran's Street, Kilkenny
Medieval St Kieran 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 bridge
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, turn right across the new bridge, back along the riverside towards the Castle, across the footbridge to St Kieran Street and will bring you back to downtown Kilkenny.

Kilkenny Medieval Mile walking map – click to enlarge:

kilkenny medieval mile map | butler court guest accommodation