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Visitor Information -- The Kilkenny Tourist Office is at Shee Alms House, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny (www.kilkennytourism.ie; 056/775-1500). It’s open May to September, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm, Sunday 10:30am to 4pm; October to April, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. It sometimes closes for lunch on quieter days.

City Layout -- The main business district sits on the west bank of the River Nore. High Street runs the length of the city north to south, changing its name to Parliament Street at midpoint. It starts at the Parade, on the south end near Kilkenny Castle, and continues through the city to St. Canice's Cathedral at the northern end. Most of the city's attractions are along this route or on cross streets such as Patrick, Rose Inn, Kieran, and John. The tourist office can supply you with a good street map.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.