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Kilkenny is the capital of Kilkenny County, located along the River Nore in the southern central parts of Ireland, about halfway between Dublin and Limerick, which are both around 100 kilometres away. It has around 22,000 inhabitants and in 2009 it celebrated the 400th birthday as being a city.
Like all of Ireland, Kilkenny has a cool maritime climate. Summers from June to August average around 18 °C to 20 °C during the day and around 10 °C at night, while winters from December to February are around 8 °C during the day and slightly above zero at night on average. September to January are the wettest months with around 70-90mm of precipitation a month, but it rarely is dry here, with June being the driest month at 50mm of rain.
|Avg Max||7.7 °C||7.9 °C||10 °C||12.4 °C||15.1 °C||18.1 °C||19.9 °C||19.6 °C||17.2 °C||13.9 °C||10.1 °C||8.4 °C|
|Avg Min||1.4 °C||1.6 °C||2.3 °C||3.4 °C||5.6 °C||8.4 °C||10.4 °C||9.9 °C||7.9 °C||6.1 °C||2.8 °C||2.1 °C|
|Rainfall||86 mm||66 mm||63 mm||51 mm||61 mm||50 mm||52 mm||69 mm||73 mm||84 mm||73 mm||88 mm|
Kilkenny has five trains daily to/from Dublin (1¾ hours) and Waterford (50 minutes).
From Dublin it is about 2 hours along the M7 and M9 motorways.
|Ashbrook House||Ballyquirke Clifden||Guesthouse||90|
|Brandon View B&B||Ballyling Lwr Graiguenamanagh||Guesthouse||-|
|Cradog B&B||Tubrid, Woodsgift, Co. Kilkenny||Guesthouse||90|
|Kilbawn Country House||Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny||Guesthouse||-|
|Kilkenny Tourist Hostel||35 Parliament Street Kilkenny City||Hostel||84|
|Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel||24 Vicar Street||Hostel||88|
|Rose Cottage||10 Vicar Street Kilkenny||Guesthouse||-|
|Days Hotel Kilkenny City||Smithsland South Springhill||Hotel||86|
|Lanigan's Hostel, Kilkenny||Mary's Lane Kilkenny||Hostel||85|
|Celtic House||18 Michael Street Kilkenny||Guesthouse||-|
|Church View B&B||Cuffesgrange, Callan Road,||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Shillogher House B&B||Callan road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Castlelodge B&B||Castle Rd.||GUESTHOUSE||88|
|Aard Oakleigh||Ballyredding West Bennettsbridge||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Castlefield B&B||Sion road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Rodini B&B||Waterford Road Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Butler House||16 Patrick Street||Guesthouse||-|
|Cleeres Greensbridge House||Greensbridge New Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Oldtown Farmhouse B&B||Oldtown, Stoneyford, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Dunboy B&B||10 Parkview Drive Freshford Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Avila B&B||Freshford Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Berkeley House||5 Lower Patrick Street||Guesthouse||-|
|Rosquil House||Castlecomer Road Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Butler Court Guest Accommodation||Patrick Street Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Melrose House||Circular Rd Kilkenny Ireland||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|The Laurels B&B||College Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Breagagh View Bed and Breakfast||1 Maiden Hill Kells Road, Kilkenny City||Guesthouse||-|
|Budget Accommodation Kilkenny||13 John Street||Guesthouse||92|
|Parrk Villa||Castlecomer Road Kilkenny||Guesthouse||-|
|Glendine House||Glendine Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Launard House||2 Maiden Hill,Kells Road Roundabout,Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Newlands Country House||Seven Houses Danesfort||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Ard Alainn||Thornback Road,Keatingstown,Kilkenny||GUESTHOUSE||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
Postal services for domestic and international mail are available at the local post office. An Post is the national postal service provider. They're generally open Monday to Friday, between 9:00am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm, and smaller post offices would also impose lunch-time closure. Half-day service is available on Saturday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
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