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If you need a drugstore, try Boots the Chemist, 36 High St. (tel. 056/777-1222); John O'Connell, 4 Rose Inn St. (tel. 056/772-1033); or White's Chemist, 5 High St. (tel. 056/772-1328).

In an emergency, dial tel. 999. The local Garda Station is on Dominic Street (tel. 056/772-2222).

If you need to access the Internet, try the Kilkenny Library at 6 John's Quay (tel. 056/779-4174; kilkennylibrary.kilkenny.ie), open Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30am to 1pm, 2 to 5pm, and 7 to 9pm; Thursday and Friday 10:30am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm; and Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm. Web-Talk, 24 Rose Inn St. (tel. 056/775-0066), is an Internet cafe with ISDN Internet access; it's open Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday 2 to 8pm, and charges €1.50 every 10 minutes and €6.50 an hour.

For information on upcoming events and festivals, visit www.kilkenny.ie or www.kilkennycityonline.com. When you're in town, check out the weekly Kilkenny People (www.kilkennypeople.ie), which also covers local happenings.

The Kilkenny District Post Office, 73 High St. (tel. 056/776-2327), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm (from 9:30am Tues), and Saturday 9:30am to 1pm.

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.