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Self Catering Holiday Homes in Kilkenny


County Kilkenny is situated in the south east of Ireland, bordering counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Laois and Tipperary.  Trident Holiday Homes offers self catering accommodation in Kilkenny, near Thomastown and just 25 km from Kilkenny town.

Co. Kilkenny boasts some of the south east’s finest countryside, fertile farmland punctuated by quaint villages and historic monuments such as;

  • Jerpoint Abbey
  • Killkeiran High Cross
  • St Canice’s Cathedral
  • Harristown Dolmen
  • Shankhill Castle
  Jerpoint Abbey, Co. Kilkenny
There is a wide variety of other out door pursuits on offer to guests staying at our self catering holiday homes in Kilkenny including golf at the excellent Mount Juliet Golf Club or Kilkenny Golf Club, horse riding at Warrington Stud, water sports at Go With the Flow Adventures, karting at Ballyhale and a huge choice of marked walks and trails through the lovely Nore Valley.  Gowran Park Racecourse is less than an hour and a half away and hosts both National Hunt and Flat Races according to the season.


The medieval town of Kilkenny truely blends the ancient with the modern with a wide variety of craft shops, boutiques, traditional pubs and good restaurants filling its charming winding alleyways and sitting side by side with the town’s many beautifully restored buildings. There are a number of impressive historic sites in the town such as;

  • Saint Kieran’s College
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Black Abbey 
  • Rothe House & Gardens

The town frequently hosts a variety of festivals including the Kilkenny Rhyme & Roots Festival, Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and the Kilkenny Arts Festival to name but a few.  The town also hosts the unique Kilkenny Trad Trail during the summer months when visitors are taken on a tour of the town’s iconic pubs, guided by Irish Musicians and can enjoy sessions filled with songs and story telling. Another event music lovers should not miss is the Blackstairs Opera – a three day event which showcases rising stars in Irish Opera at Kilkenny Castle with pic nic provided during the interval.

Our self catering holiday cottage in Kilkenny is a real rural retreat with the advantage of being only 20 minutes from Kilkenny Town, a 90 minute drive from Dublin city centre.