As you wander Kilkenny City’s narrow medieval side streets, you won’t be surprised to hear that in 2009 it celebrated 400 years as a city. These days creativity thrives here. Artists and crafts people work in studios around town, while artisan food producers concoct creations to make your mouth water.
The ancient city of Kilkenny was named after a 6th century monk St Canice.His memory lives on in the beautifully restored St Canices Cathedral, built overlooking the city in the thirteenth century. Savour Kilkenny’s bustling markets are overlooked by Kilkenny Castle , one of the most magnificent castle’s in Ireland built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century.
The city exudes charm, history, community and above all delicious locally produced food!