The Ormonde Hotel is Kilkenny's premier 4 star
hotel, located in the main shopping district, just a 2 minute
walk from the famous castle.
There are 118 luxurious ensuite guest rooms, an
award winning restaurant and bar and an outstanding leisure
complex including a 21 metre deck level swimming
Kilkenny city can trace its roots back to a 6th century
monastic settlement. Strongbow built a castle here in the 12th
century and Cromwell laid siege 500 years later. Relics of this
colourful past can be found everywhere. The round tower, the
castle and the cathedral are all major visitor attractions, as
is the vibrant craft centre - associated with the popular
Kilkenny shop in the centre of Dublin.
The beautiful, compact little city is a great place to visit
in itself but also the ideal base from which to explore some of
the wide range of individual towns and cities of the
neighbouring counties of Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.