Medieval Kilkenny

Medieval Kilkenny

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s most historic and compact cities with origins dating back more than 1500 years. A city rich in medieval heritage which is evident in many of its historical buildings.

A new Irish tour to the south east corner of the Emerald Isle based in the lovely city of Kilkenny, Ireland’s most historic and compact city with origins dating back more than 1500 years. A city rich in medieval heritage which is evident in the treasure trove of historical buildings and landmarks such as

St. Canice’s Cathedral, the imposing Butler Castle and the medieval abbeys.



The four star Hotel Kilkenny is just a ten minute walk from the city centre. The interior is decorated with Italian marble and bespoke pieces of furniture designed specifically for the hotel. Facilities include the Taste restaurant and the Pure Bar, plus 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and techno-gym. All bedrooms feature TV, free internet access, hairdryers, telephone, iron and board, plus tea/coffee making facilities. Lift available.



Day One: We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for our ferry crossing to Ireland, then continue on via the Wicklow Mountains to Kilkenny and check in to the Hotel Kilkenny where we stay for four nights.


Day Two: This morning we are joined by a guide for a walking tour of the city whose medieval heritage is very evident in its maze-like narrow alleyways and lanes, and its treasure trove of historic buildings and landmarks. Afternoon at leisure to explore, maybe visit the St Canice's Cathedral with its massive stained glass window or the magnificent castle which dominates the city, built back in the 13th century for the 4th Earl of Pembroke.


Day Three: Today we head to the Viking City of Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city which tells its fascinating story at the Waterford Museum of Treasures, three magnificent interactive high-tech museums chronicling over a thousand years of history. Tours are also available (additional cost) in the famous House of Waterford Crystal where you can see exquisite pieces of crystal being created.


Day Four: We drive north today into County Kildare, the agricultural heartland of Ireland and centre of its valuable horse racing industry. Kildare Town is home to the Irish National Stud where we will take a fascinating tour and have an opportunity to wander through the lovely Japanese Garden, regarded as one of the best in Europe.


Day Five: We leave Kilkenny and drive back to Dublin port for our afternoon ferry crossing to Holyhead and home to North Wales.



  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Admission to the Irish National Stud & Japanese Garden.

  • Kilkenny Tour Guide

  • Return Irish Sea crossings.

  • Excursions as described above.

  • Return transport by luxury air conditioned coach.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Beach Rd IRE Bangor, Nelson Pub Beach Road
Bangor, Deiniol Rd IRE Bangor, Old Post Office Bus Stop Deiniol Road
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Gaerwen IRE Gaerwen, Bus Stop Opposite Stermat
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai IRE Llandegai, Bus Stop Opposite Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni IRE Llangefni, Tafarn Y Rhos
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Old Colwyn IRE Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Penmaenmawr IRE Penmaenmawr, Bus Stop Opposite Llys Clwyd
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea Ire Rhos on Sea, The Cayley Arms Bus Stop
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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