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We are going to Ireland in November and planned to stay 1 night in Kilkenny, we had a cottage booked but it got canceled by the owner so we're trying to find other accommodations- whats the best area of Kilkenny to stay in, we'd rather stay in town close to restaurants/ bars versus outside of town. Thank You!



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Michele has two Kilkenny Lodging picks:

They are  Laragh House   1.5 Km South of Kilkenny Castle

Rosquil House     1.7 Km North of Kilkenny Castle

They are both about 1 1/2 Kilometers from Kilkenny Castle, but Rosquil is closer to St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower -- and the Smithwick's Brewery.  The 'City Center' runs from just S of the Castle to just N of the Cathedral.  There are LOADS of eateries and bars in betwixt the two locations.

I've heard good things about (but, never stayed at) this hotel:  which is about mid-way -- but a bit East of downtown  It's 400 - 450 meters from the Castle and 850 meters from the Cathedral.  



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Any of the above given accommodation works. is a bit out but very walkable into town


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Sorry to hear your reservation got cancelled. The places Bob and Tony listed will be good. There is also Langton House Hotel, which is right in town and has parking. Fanad House is pretty close. 


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We really liked Bridge View B&B, especially if you want to park the car and just wander around town. It is directly across from the pedestrian bridge, 2 minutes and you are in 'Old Town'. It was about half way through a 2 week trip, and the owner was more than willing to do a load of laundry for us. I think a full basket was 15-20 Euros.

If you want a pint, try Tynan's Bridge House Bar. Again, just a few minutes from the B&B. To me, the place was gorgeous, gilded mirrors, gas lamps still in place, mostly locals listening to 2 guys playing cover tunes. They appeared to be known by everyone, and the banter was flying. The barmen had crisp white shirts with black ties. I had my 3 daughters with me, it was our favorite night of the trip.

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