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A holiday rental home or holiday cottage in County Kilkenny is the best way to explore Irelands "green green" land

County Kilkenny is in southeast Ireland in the Leinster region bordering the counties of Carlow, Laois, Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary. The River Nore flows through County Kilkenny and the River Suir borders County Waterford. the highest point is Brandon Hill. The County is divided up into the following baronies – Callan, Crannagh, Fassadin, Galmoy, Gowran, Ida, Iverk, Kells, Kilculliheen, Kilkenny City, Knocktopher and Shillelogher.

Places to stay in County Kilkenny, Ireland

Self-catering holiday accommodation allows you the freedom you need to explore County Kilkenny. Although there are a number of guest houses, B and B and hotels in the area, these can be restrictive because you have to eat according to their timetable. County Kilkenny cottages put you in charge of your schedule.

Irish cottages are perfectly situated for visiting the heritage sites of this popular tourist destination. Round towers are unique to Ireland and are located in St Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny, Kilree near Kells, Tullaherin near Bennettsbridge, Aghaviller near Knocktopher and Fertagh near Johnson. Interesting castles include Kilkenny and Foulksrath Castle, which is in Jenkinstown.

A Kilkenny cottage holiday is great for visiting the many Irish church buildings that date from medieval times, such as the cathedrals of St Canice and St Mary and St Lachtain's Church in Freshford. County Kilkenny also has several abbeys, priory's, friary's and a whole host of holiday attractions. There are a variety of self catering holiday accommodation including romantic country cottages, stone cottages, barn conversions, luxury apartments and thatched cottages for an affordable holiday.

Things to do in County Kilkenny, Ireland

County Kilkenny is perfect for walking holidays through its rolling green hills and on tiny roads through the valleys past swirling rivers. there are many excellent restaurants and pubs full of character to stop at, along the way. This is a great area for angling and there are several fishing instructors and guides who will show you the right way to catch trout and salmon, like the Inchbeg Fishing School in Freshford.

County Kilkenny is central to arts and crafts in Ireland. The National Craft Gallery is free and demonstrates the best crafts in the area. There is an arts week festival in August, which has an excellent program of visual arts, music, literature, street performances and children's events all over Kilkenny County. Another festival, the Cats Comedy is at the end of May and features over sixty comedians.

There are numerous sports and leisure activities including lawn tennis, golf, horse riding, river adventures, karting, snooker clubs, horse racing, swimming pools, grey hound racing, golf courses and fun factories throughout County Kilkenny and all within easy reach of your holiday cottage. For those looking for pubs and bars offering nightlife, a few of the best in the area are Caislean Ui Cuain, Kyteler's Inn, Eamon Langton's, Tynan's Bridge House and Marble City Bar and Tea Rooms.

Weather in County Kilkenny, Ireland

The climate in County Kilkenny is typical of wide river valleys in Ireland with low temperatures when there is a cloudless sky at night. It is generally mild but changeable with the occasional extreme.

Travel in County Kilkenny, Ireland

Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Waterford airports serve County Kilkenny and Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) provides rail services from Dublin to stations throughout the county, as do Bus Éireann and there is a small airport at Kilkenny.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (47 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    House #825624
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (13 reviews)
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      • 8 BR
      • 7 BA
      • Sleeps 23
      Castle #841876
      13
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1704856
        4
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (24 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 11
          Farmhouse #1000320
          24
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (35 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Farmhouse #427421
            35
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6757088
              10
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                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (8 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #448285
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                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #1726298
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Cottage #6805488
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Townhome #977531vb
                      4
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #1729750
                        6
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (10 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          House #381185
                          10
                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #8143718
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                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1729500
                              9
                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6918056
                                  avg/night
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Cottage #1965625
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1965657
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1969268
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #1986692
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #871416vb
                                          4
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            Cottage #8317404
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Cottage #1969757
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Chateau / Country House #1135957
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                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #6835087
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                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #6918133
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Farmhouse #1021234vb
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #1965694
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #1969645
                                                          2
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1967690
                                                            1
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #6518110
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6729981
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #6918375
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6918186
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1103960vb
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #6772009
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #6917258
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6917919
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                              Cottage #8285610
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #2325171
                                                                                1
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #6918020
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #6918240
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #1883319
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #1986653
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #1986654
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #1986616
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1986613
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1986502
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1986615
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #6897716
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #1986537

                                                                                                      Cottages in Kilkenny - Self Catering Accommodation (98)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely and Tranquil

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Grace was a wonderful host - friendly, warm, and welcoming. The house is absolutely lovely. It is in a beautiful rural setting, and is about as peaceful as can be. All of the rooms are light, airy, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is excellently stocked, and the outside space is generous and pretty. We thoroughly enjoyed our time, and would return without hesitation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      AMAZING

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      lovely setting, so relaxing & really nice people who own it ! recommend to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 03, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017