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Kilkenny Self-Guided City Walk. Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny Ireland

Kilkenny Self-Guided City Walk

Kilkenny was the medieval capital of Ireland, and its origins date back to the 6th century when a church was built in honour of a monk called St Canice. The Kilkenny Self-Guided City Walk will guide you to this site.

The city is known for the Medieval Mile, the ancient sport of Hurling, and the heavy influence of religion, and also its breweries. The grand Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 by Norman occupiers.

The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries. These include imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican Priory. It is also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery.

Walk Distance 2.5km / 1.5 miles on a mainly flat route.