Places Of Interest in Kilkenny

  • Jerpoint Abbey : Built around 1160 by the King of Ossory, Donal MacGillapatrick, Jerpoint abbey is lauded as the finest Cistercian ruins in Ireland.

  • Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh : Taking its name from the Duiske or "Black Water" which rushes down from Brandon Hill into the river Barrow, Duiske abbey is a fully restored early Cistercian Church.

  • Kilkenny castle : Kilkenny castle is the ancestral seat of the Butler Family, Earls of Ormonde, from 1391 to present century.

  • Kells Augustinian Priory : An extensive Augustinian Priory founded in 1193.

  • Brod Tullaroan (Inc. Lory Meagher Heritage Centre) : A 17th century two-storey thatched mansion now fully restored and incorporating additional buildings with a large GAA (Gaelic sports) museum.