September 17, 2021
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Kilkenny makes new list of ‘must visit’ places in Ireland post-pandemic

Kilkenny has named in a new list of top places to visit in Ireland published by a UK newspaper.

As Ireland reopens international travel, The Independent newspaper included Kilkenny in a list of 11 Irish destinations British visitors should journey to.

Author Andrew Dickens described Kilkenny as a cultural, food and entertainment mecca in his article, entitled ’11 Irish towns you need to visit.’

The list, which covers the whole island, chose a heady mix of coastal towns and villages, historical centres, and resplendent rural destinations, representing the broadness of the Irish experience.

Dickens writes: “Kilkenny is the one-stop shop for culture vultures visiting Ireland. If you’re after arts and crafts, the Kilkenny Design Centre is the place for you.

“Into foodie scenes? Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s food capitals, boasting superb gastro-pubs, a clutch of independent breweries and a Michelin-starred restaurant in Campagne.

“And if live entertainment is your bag, then turn up for Kilkenny Arts Week in August or the Cat Laughs comedy festival in June,” Dickens adds.

Others destinations on the list include Kinsale in Cork, Westport in Mayo, Wexford town, Carlingford in Louth, Enniskillen in Fermanagh, Kenmare in Kerry, Galway city and Clifden, and Newcastle in county Down.

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