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, lit up for St Patrick’s Day.
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 road bridge, down the steps to the riverside, past the Butler Gallery and Carnegie Library on your left, then along the river towards the Castle. You can cross the river by footbridge to Kieran Street or continue up to John’s Bridge and turn right up Rose Inn Street for downtown Kilkenny, the Castle (turn left) and Patrick Street for Butler Court.

Kilkenny Medieval Mile walking map – click to enlarge:

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