Welcome to Kilkenny
Thank you for visiting the official website of Kilkenny Tourism.
Here you will find very useful information on Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny and events in Kilkenny. You can view a full list of upcoming events in Kilkenny by visiting our calendar of events page. This site also specialises in providing comprehensive and detailed information on hotels in Kilkenny and B&B accommodation in Kilkenny. You will also find Kilkenny guest house information and Kilkenny Bed and Breakfast accommodation details. We also feature family friendly hotels in Kilkenny. Kilkenny Tourism is proud to announce its Best Rate Guarantee initiative with hotels in Kilkenny. That means that you are guaranteed the best rate for hotels on this site when you book online using the Kilkenny accommodation search box.
Kilkenny has been nominated as one of the top 10 foodie towns in Ireland.
There is now a vote to find a winner.
We would be very grateful at Kilkenny Tourism if you would vote for Kilkenny.
Thank You - Vote for Kilkenny
2015 Kilkenny Tourism Brochure Now Available to View/Download (10mb PDF)
Kilkenny FREE Day 2015 returns on Saturday 10th October
- Kilkenny voted Irelands Top Tourism Town for 2013 by Failte Ireland who are Ireland's main tourism body
- Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, and most friendliest city in Europe
- Kilkenny voted Cleanest Town in Ireland at end of 2013 by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2014, beating competition from 849 towns and villages (September 2014) and topped the ranking of Ireland's cleanest towns and cities for the third year in a row in 2015.
- Two restaurants in Kilkenny have been awarded a Michelin Star. Off the 9 Michelin Star restaurants in Ireland, 2 are in County Kilkenny!
- Kilkenny’s reputation as a culinary destination is growing.... (February 2014)
- Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny was listed in ‘New in Travel’, the top 26 hottest new attractions in the world to visit in 2015 by The Lonely Planet.