5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

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Kilkenny ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip planning website.

Galway to Kilkenny is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace


Galway ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Western Greenway in Westport (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: check out local comedy talent at Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

The Great Western Greenway, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club ©
Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©