A to Z Abroad: Kilkenny


One early morning, I found myself in Kilkenny, Ireland. The sun had barely risen and the only shop open was thankfully a coffee shop. The streets were deserted and sidewalks devoid of people – the busy tourist mecca was a ghost town and just waiting to be explored.

I wandered down the main street and then turned off into a few side streets, where I captured a few images of this Irish town.

No cars spoiled my view of a curved street lined with colorful buildings holding everything from retail shops, restaurants, and flats.


Photo by: c.b.w. 2009

Throughout Kilkenny (and most other Irish towns) flowers adorn curbs and street lamps and offer a bright dash of color.


Photo by: c.b.w. 2009

Down a rather narrow alley, I spotted this interesting view through old stone walls and crooked stairs.


Photo by: c.b.w. 2009

While I wasn’t there for very long, I have more lovely memories of my stroll down winding streets, than I do of the main attraction, Kilkenny Castle.

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Part of the A to Z Challenge!


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c.b.w. 2013


37 thoughts on “A to Z Abroad: Kilkenny

  1. Sherrey Meyer

    Charming! I’m in love with Kilkenny and I’ve never been there. You’re taking me on a wonderful tour of places I’ve never seen! Thanks, C.B.!


    • I wish I could have stayed there a bit longer. It would have been interesting to see how the town “wakes up.” 🙂

      Thanks for continuing to stop by – I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the series.


  2. I love the ancient architecture styles of cities like this. Kilkenny is near the setting of a WIP of mine. I wish I knew more about the city for my story. i suppose i will have to research it.


  3. I love visiting Ireland and have been several times, including to Kilkenny. We were amused to see a pub replenishing the beer kegs after a big night of football the night before -impressive.


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