17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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Kilkenny

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Relax by the water at Curracloe Beach and Curracloe Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Wexford (Baginbun Beach, Ballinoulart Beach, &more), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Kilmurrin Cove) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and stroll through Ballymoney Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny visit website.

Dublin to Kilkenny is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Kilkenny Castle ©
Must see
Kilkenny Castle
4.6
Curracloe Beach ©
Must see
Curracloe Beach
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Galway

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Visit Salthill Beaches and Silver Strand for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell), Miltown Malbay (Spanish Point Beach & White Strand Beach) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). On the 17th (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galway road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Cliffs of Moher ©
Must see
Cliffs of Moher
4.7
Fanore Beach ©
Beach
Fanore Beach
4.7

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