Historical sites & locations to visit in Kilkenny

View of Kilkenny Castle at night

Historical visitor attractions and heritage monuments in Kilkenny

There are hundreds of historical sites in county Kilkenny but I’ve just listed about 50 of the main ones here. If you have time, it’s a great way to spend a day or two driving around the county and visiting these and seeing the Kilkenny up close. However, if you’ve not got a few days to spare, it’s probably best to Google one or two mentioned below and see which ones you’d like to visit most.

 

Abbey Meadow / Callan Augustinian Friary

Website: Abbey Meadow / Callan Augustinian Friary
Telephone:
Location: Mill Ln, Callan North,
Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
https: Abbey Meadow

 

Aghaviller Church And Round Tower

Website:Aghaviller Church And Round Tower
Telephone:
Location: New Line, Castlehale,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Aghaviller Church And Round Tower

 

Ahenny High Crosses

Website: Ahenny High Crosses
Telephone:
Location: CJ74+2M Ahenny, County Tipperary via
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Ahenny High Crosses

 

Black Abbey

Website: Black Abbey
Telephone: +353567721279
Location: Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Black Abbey

 

Butler House & Garden

Website: Butler House & Garden
Telephone: +353 56 776 5707
Location: 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Butler House & Garden

 

Callan Workhouse Union

Website: Callan Workhouse Union
Telephone: +353 56 772 5634
Location: Callan, Geraldine,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Callan Workhouse Union

 

Church of St John The Evangelist

Website: Church of St John The Evangelist
Telephone: +353 56 772 1072
Location: Dublin Rd, Highhays, Kilkenny City,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Church of St John The Evangelist

 

Coal Mining Museum

Website: Coal Mining Museum
Telephone: +353 56 444 0707
Location: The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer,
Co. Kilkenny, R95 HY7X, Ireland
Google Maps: Coal Mining Museum

 

Duiske Abbey

Website: Duiske Abbey
Telephone:
Location: Main St, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Duiske Abbey

 

Dunmore Caves

Website: Dunmore Caves
Telephone: +353 56 776 7726
Location: Castlecomer Rd, Inchabride,
Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Dunmore Caves

 

Edmund Rice Centre, Westcourt

Website: Edmund Rice Centre, Westcourt
Telephone: +353567725141
Location: Callan South, Callan,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Edmund Rice Centre, Westcourt

 

Gáirdín an Ghorta

Website: Gáirdín an Ghorta
Telephone:
Location: Sheepstown, Dunnamaggan, Newmarket
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps:Gáirdín an Ghorta

 

Grace’s Old Castle

Website: Grace’s Old Castle
Telephone:
Location: Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny City,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Grace’s Old Castle

 

Hole in the Wall

Website: Hole in the Wall
Telephone:
Location: Hole in the Wall, 17 High St, Gardens,
Kilkenny, R95 TY30
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Goggle Maps: Hole in the Wall

 

Jerpoint Abbey

Website: Jerpoint Abbey
Telephone: +353 56 772 4623
Location: Jockeyhall, Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Jerpoint Abbey

 

Jerpoint Park – Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas

Website: Jerpoint Park
Telephone: +353 86 606 1449
Location: Jerpoint, Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Jerpoint Park

 

Kells Priory

Website: Kells Priory
Telephone:
Location: Kellsborough, Co. Kilkenny
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kells Priory

 

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

Website: Kilfane Glen & Waterfall
Telephone: +353567727105
Location: Stoneen, Kilfane,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

 

Kilkenny Castle

Website: Kilkenny Castle
Telephone: +353567704100
Location: The Parade, Collegepark,
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilkenny Castle

 

Kilkenny Great War Memorial

Website: Kilkenny Great War Memorial
Telephone: +353 86 336 9080
Location: 10 Irishtown, Gardens, Kilkenny City,
R95 DH32, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilkenny Great War Memorial

 

Kilkenny Famine Experience

Website: Kilkenny Famine Experience
Telephone: +353567777600
Location: Hebron Rd, Highhays, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilkenny Famine Experience

 

Kilkieran High Crosses

Website: Kilkieran High Crosses
Telephone:
Location: Knockglass,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilkieran High Crosses

 

Killamery High Cross

Website: Killamery High Cross
Telephone:
Location: Springmount,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: killamery High Cross

 

Kilree High Cross & Round Tower

Website: Kilree High Cross & Round Tower
Telephone:
Location: New Line, Castlehale, Kilree,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilree High Cross & Round Tower

 

Knockroe Passage Tomb

Website: Knockroe Passage Tomb
Telephone:
Location: Knockroe, Inchnaglough,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Knockroe Passage Tomb

 

Kytelers Inn

Website: Kytelers Inn
Telephone: +353 56 772 1064
Location: St Kieran’s Street, Gardens, Kilkenny City,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kytelers Inn

 

Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen

Website: Kilmogue Dolmen
Telephone:
Location: CP3Q+73 Knocklow,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Kilmogue Dolmen

 

Maudlin Castle

Website: Maudlin Castle
Telephone:
Location: 30 Maudlin St, Highhays, Kilkenny City,
R95 Y8NE, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Maudlin Castle

 

Medieval Mile Museum

Website: Medieval Mile Museum
Telephone: +353567817022
Location: Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Medieval Mile Museum

 

Rothe House & Garden

Website: Rothe House & Garden
Telephone: +353567722893
Location: 16 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Rothe House & Garden

 

Saint Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower

Website: Saint Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower
Telephone: +353567764971
Location: Coach Rd, Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Saint Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower

 

Saint Francis Abbey

Website: Saint Francis Abbey
Telephone:
Location: 31 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny City, R95 ETY5
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps:Saint Francis Abbey

 

Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

Website: Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
Telephone: +353872420033
Location: James’s St, Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

 

St Mullins Ecclesiastical Village

Website:St Mullins Ecclesiastical Village
Telephone:
Location: Ballyknock
Co. Carlow Via County Kilkenny,
Ireland
Google Maps: St Mullins Ecclesiastical Village

 

Smithwick’s Experience

Website: Smithwick’s Experience
Telephone: +353567786377
Location: 44 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Smithwick’s Experience

 

Talbots Tower

Website: Talbots Tower
Telephone:
Location: Gardens, Kilkenny City,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Talbots Tower

 

The Tholsel, Kilkenny

Website:
Telephone:
Location: High Street, Kilkenny City
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: The Tholsel, Kilkenny

 

Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Website: Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum
Telephone: +353 56 775 8797
Location: Woodstock Arboretum, Inistioge,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Google Maps: Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Kilkenny’s History and Heritage

If you are staying in Kilkenny City or in one of the towns, many have local heritage trails. Check out the local tourist information office and they will point you in the right direction. If you want a guided tour, have a look at this List of Tour Guides that I’ve put together. Or if you are looking for things to do, check out the lists for the various towns below.

Bennettsbridge   Callan   Castlecomer   Freshford   Goresbridge   Graiguenamanagh   Inistioge   Kilkenny City   Thomastown   Urlingford 

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15th January 2022

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