17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

17 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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Kilkenny

— 8 nights

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 Ballinoulart Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Wexford (Baginbun Beach & Tintern Abbey), Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & Curracloe Beach) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & Kilmurrin Cove). 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 savor the flavors at Brewery Corner.

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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Galway

— 8 nights

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 Fanore Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Miltown Malbay (Spanish Point Beach & White Strand Beach). 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, kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, make a trip to Quay Street, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Galway are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

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