Once you arrive in Kilkenny, everything is right on your doorstep.

This maps shows you key festival locations and show venues. All are within an easy ten minute walk of each other, as are the majority of the city’s hotels and restaurants. Limited parking is available on street but there are a number of public car parks throughout the city and at several festival venues. Check out for full parking information. Ireland’s just a short hop flight from the UK and Europe and it’s never been easier or quicker to get to Kilkenny once you arrive.

You can fly direct into Dublin or Cork airports or bring the car by ferry to Rosslare Europort. Ireland’s brand new motorway network makes driving a breeze with Kilkenny now a mere 80 minutes from Dublin (Kilkenny is accessed via exit 8 from the M9). You can also catch one of the frequent trains and buses into the heart of the city from any urban centre in the country. Check out the links below for help with planning your route and travel, as well as arranging other activities for your trip to the Marble City. There’s lots of extra information available to download from our website including maps and visitor guides or check out for the very latest visitor information.