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Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

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Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

I posted an itinerary last week and I got some really great ideas from the regulars on this forum. To rehash, my husband and I are spending half of our July honeymoon in Ireland driving from city to city. Kilkenny is one of the places we are excited to stay in!

I would like some advice about staying in Kilkenny. We will be there for one night and I can't decide if we should stay in or out of town. We plan on visiting a pub and knocking back a few, and we don't want to worry about driving back to our B&B. On the other hand I don't want to stay somewhere that is too loud to sleep (we've stayed in places like this before and it really is hard to sleep with music and trucks rumbling by)

So what is a great B&B that is in town and a great B&B nearby but out of the main areas? What are the arguements for being in town vs. nearby? Am I totally offbase worrying about this? :)

Thanks! (I would have posted this in the Kilkenny forum, but it hasn't been getting much traffic)

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1. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

I am not familiar with B&Bs in the Kilkenny area, but I have stayed at the Killkenny Ormonde Hotel. They provide free parking in the multistory car park opposite the hotel and their breakfast will set you up for the day.It is located in the heart of Kilkenny city with less than a 5 minute walk to the castle. Their rates vary between midweek and weekends but I have always found that if you give them a call they will give you a better deal.

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2. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

I would stay in the town & a good & popular option is Butler Guesthouse www.butler.ie

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3. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

I live very close to Kilkenny, if you google B/B Kilkenny and select one in your price range I will try to help you decide. Avoid any place in John St. if you would like a good nights sleep.


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4. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

2nd vote for the Ormond or the Hibernian which offers the same car park.



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5. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

Last April we stayed at the Abbey Lodge B&B in Kilkenny (which deservedly gets great reviews on this site.) It is about a 5 minute walk to town and is located across from a park, so it's quiet.

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6. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

last sept. we stayed at the carriglea b&b and loved it. it was very quiet, located right across from kilkenny castle's park, and only about a 5, maybe 10 minutes, walk to get to restaurants, pubs, etc.

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7. Re: Need some advice about staying in Kilkenny

We stayed at Rosquil last April and loved it. Short walk into town. clean and quiet.

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