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Discovering the Best of Kilkenny

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Kilkenny: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Kilkenny! If you're planning to move to Kilkenny, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Kilkenny has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Kilkenny.

Kilkenny, is a vibrant city with a rich history and a plethora of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most iconic landmarks is Kilkenny Castle, a grand 12th-century castle that offers guided tours and stunning views of the city. The castle is surrounded by extensive parklands, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Another must-visit is St. Canice's Cathedral, one of the tallest and oldest medieval buildings in Ireland, with a round tower that provides panoramic views of the city. The Medieval Mile Museum, located in the heart of the city, offers a fascinating insight into Kilkenny's history, showcasing a collection of artefacts dating back 800 years. For art lovers, the Butler Gallery exhibits contemporary art and often features works by local artists. The Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a popular attraction for beer enthusiasts, offering a tour of the old brewery and a chance to taste the famous ale. Kilkenny is also home to several beautiful gardens, including the Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, and the Rothe House Garden, both offering tranquil spaces to relax and enjoy nature.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Kilkenny is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. For fine dining, Rinuccini is a renowned Italian restaurant located opposite Kilkenny Castle, known for its fresh seafood and extensive wine list. Campagne, a Michelin-starred restaurant, offers French cuisine in a stylish setting. For a more casual dining experience, Kyteler's Inn, one of the oldest inns in Ireland, serves traditional Irish food and often hosts live music. The nightlife in Kilkenny is lively, with a range of pubs and bars offering live music, traditional Irish dancing, and a great selection of beers and whiskeys. Langton's is a popular spot, with a bar, nightclub, and theatre, hosting a variety of events and performances. The Left Bank is a stylish bar set in a former bank, offering a wide range of drinks and a lively atmosphere. For a traditional Irish pub experience, visit John Cleere's Bar, known for its live music and friendly atmosphere.

Recreational activities in Kilkenny are varied and cater to a wide range of interests. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Nore Valley Walking Route is a popular trail that offers stunning views of the countryside. The Castlecomer Discovery Park is a great place for family fun, with a range of activities including zip-lining, tree-top walking, and boating. Golfing is also popular in Kilkenny, with several courses including the Kilkenny Golf Club and the Mount Juliet Estate Golf Club. For those interested in horse riding, the Warrington Equestrian Centre offers lessons and treks for all levels. The Watershed is a large sports and leisure complex in Kilkenny, offering a range of facilities including a swimming pool, gym, and sports pitches. For a more relaxed activity, the Kilkenny City Farmers Market is a great place to browse local produce and crafts. Kilkenny is also known for its arts scene, with the Kilkenny Arts Festival being a highlight of the year, showcasing a range of performances and exhibitions.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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