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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.

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The Metropole

The Metropole

The absence of air conditioning was a major issue as there was a heat wave during our stay. Very hot in the room and it was hard to sleep. The location was great for exploring the city as it was right in the centre of town. The downside of that was that it was noisy quite late. ... more


Kilkenny Discussions

  • Scotland, Ireland & Eastern Europe
    Coast Ireland (Galway/Kilarney/Dingle Peninsula?) [15 Sep - 17 Sep] Kilkenny, Ireland [17 Sep - 19 Sep ...

  • Belfast to Dingle Peninsula
    Hello-- in the process of trying to find a cheap flight for March 2010. I had originally planned to arrive in Dublin and then go onto Kilkenny area, Cork area, and then onto Dingle peninsula, then flying out of Shannon. However, the cheapest flights I am finding arrive in Belfast and depart out of Dublin ...

  • Places to visit and stay in the UK and Ireland
    Hey I'm from Ireland and the best historical sites are: • newgrange in co. Meath • clonmacnoise in co.offaly • Kilkenny castle obviously in co.Kilkenny To name a few, Most beautiful sights are; • the cliffs of moher • the burren •. The giants causeway Ireland has some fab scenery but mayo and Kerry ...

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