The Butler Gallery in the basement of Kilkenny Castel is one of the country’s most important art galleries outside Dublin. Small...
Rising above the Nore, Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland's most visited heritage sites. The first structure on this strategic site was a...
National Craft Gallery & Kilkenny Design Centre
Contemporary Irish crafts are showcased at these imaginative galleries in the former castle stables that also house the shops of the...
This former Bank of Ireland building has been resurrected as undoubtedly the most eye-catching bar in town. Dating from the 1870s, the...
Kilkenny Design Centre Cafe
Upstairs from the craft shops, this arty, organic-oriented cafe serves home-baked breads and scones, salads in a vast variety, gourmet...
Lonely Planet review
Follow a short flight of steps down to a candlelit basement to bliss out on Antonio Cavaliere's classical Italian cuisine, including his sublime spaghetti al astice (lobster tossed with pasta, shallots, cream, brandy and black truffle, doused with fresh parmesan, and served in the shell). There's a cute and romantic table in front under an atrium. Service wins plaudits.