Ireland's Ancient East

Kilkenny Ancient East

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is a great base during your journey through Ireland’s Ancient East. Located in the South-East of the country, Kilkenny is a cultural stronghold stemming from its beginnings as a Norman settlement.

The Medieval Mile

At the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny the Medieval Mile is only a 10 minute walk away. The Medieval Mile consists of a walk through the town where you can visit over 20 different sites along the way. From the 12th century Kilkenny Castle to the National Craft Gallery there is something for everyone and it is well worth a visit.

St. Nicholas’ Tomb

St. Nicholas’ Tomb is a forty minute drive from our hotel. Here you can visit the tomb of the 3rd century Saint which is shrouded in mysticism and legend. St. Nicholas is the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus and his story and myth are absolutely fascinating.


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