Kilkenny ... a small city by any standards but a place brimming with history, culture, musicality and a wonderful vibe. Late spring is not a busy tourist season, yet there is this feeling that someone is hosting, showing, celebrating, offering a welcome, or just playing a song for us.
A small city with a big heart that has learned to celebrate and share its ancient place, its history, and its culture. It has a welcome that is both Irish and uniquely Kilkenny for its many visitors. There seems to be a medieval bent this April/May and it's well worth a visit in any weather.
And of course, like anywhere when it's on our doorstep, we mostly glance by. So if you're at home in Ireland this year, give yourself a day off and have a wander around beautiful Kilkenny, one of Ireland's medieval, still standing cities.
A liitle taste here: