John Street: (10 minutes walk from Holiday Home)
This is the entertainment centre of Kilkenny. It contains the renowned Langton’s Hotel and Bar, The Set Theatre, Kilford Arms Hotel, Matt the Miller’s Pub, Riverside Court Hotel, and many cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants.
High Street: (about 15 minutes walk from Holiday Home)
This is the tourist centre of the city, with Kilkenny Castle at one end and St. Canice’s Cathedral at the other. In between are other architectural relics of the city’s medieval past including Rothe House, The Town Hall and the Black Abbey.
Between High Street and John Street you will find narrow slip-ways and paved walkways where modern shops, cafes and restaurants share the space with Kytler’s Inn – home to the infamous 13th century witch Alice Kytler – and the Tudor Shee Alms House which nowadays houses Kilkenny Tourist Office.