Kilkenny Castle:  5 Fascinating Facts About an Ancient Structure in Ireland

Central Ireland, and the County Kilkenny, is where you will find Kilkenny Castle. To get to the castle in Leinster Province, driving is your best bet. 


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It's just 90 minutes by car from Dublin Airport. Head south from the airport onto the M9, and stay on that road until you see signs for Exit 8. Head to the center of Kilkenny via Castle Road, and the thoroughfare called The Parade will lead you to the castle itself.    

Things to Know About Kilkenny Castle

To step back in time, check out the 12th century Kilkenny Castle.

Found in County Kilkenny, the aptly named castle was built by the 1st Earl of Pembroke, and it served primarily as a family residence until the middle of the 20th century.

Now, Kilkenny Castle is owned by the city of Kilkenny, and visitors can picnic in the gardens, tour the interior of the castle and admire the art collection on display in the castle's gallery.

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