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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny

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Dining at Kilkenny River Court Hotel:

At the Kilkenny River Court Hotel we pride ourselves on our award winning gourmet cuisine & high service standards. The hotel has an excellent reputation for its food and is renowned for using the finest of locally sourced South-East ingredients. Whether you wish to have an enjoyable evening with a few friends in the restaurant or you are celebrating a special family occasion for large numbers in a private room, the Hotel can look after all of your catering needs.

Dining outlets at the Hotel include:

Riverside Restaurant - this AA Rosette winning restaurant is renowned in the locality for its amazing gourmet cuisine using the finest of locally sourced ingredients. Aside from the magnificent views of Kilkenny Castle and beyond, it's comfortable and modern décor together with a highly experienced team of chefs and servers ensures a memorable dining experience that you will find difficult to match again. A lot of guests return to us time and time again because of the quality of our food.

The Terrace Kitchen - the more casual but unique dining option of the two, The Terrace Kitchen offers guests and locals a range of snacks, salads, sandwiches and hot dishes daily. Diners can choose to dine 'al fresco' by the water's edge on a fine summer's day or by the cosy fire in the comfort of the Riverview Bar on a cold winter's evening. The outdoor covered terrace area offers guests amazing views of Kilkenny Castle and beyond. Many of our hotel special offers include dinner in the AA Rosette winning Riverside Restaurant Kilkenny or lunch at The Terrace Kitchen.

Services & Facilities:

  • Complimentary use of our Oasis Leisure Club during your stay with us. Take advantage of our 17m swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and gymnasium suite at your leisure. Book a Treatment at our Oasis Treatment Rooms during your stay. It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment (T: 056 7723388). Leisure Centre Opening Hours: Monday- Friday: 8.00am to 12.00pm& 4.00pm to 8.00pm, Saturday& Sunday8.00am to 6.00pm.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Car Parking: Due to our prime city centre location, there is a small charge of €5 per night with a maximum charge of €10 per stay with us.

How to get there:

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is within walking distance from both the bus & train station

Directions from Dublin Airport Follow the signs for the M50 motorway heading southbound. Leave the Motorway at junction 9 which brings you onto the red cow roundabout. Here take the N7 South (Naas Dual carriage way), driving in the direction of Waterford, Limerick. This will automatically turn to the M7. Leave the M7 at junction 11 and take the M9. Continue along the M9 – and exit off the Motorway at Junction 8 signposted for Kilkenny. Go straight through the first roundabout. At the 2nd roundabout which is the Hebron Road Roundabout with the Toyota Garage clearly visible take the 2nd exit leaving the garage on your left. You will reach a set of traffic lights go straight through. This will take you down to a roundabout where you take the 2nd exit leaving Nolan Park GAA Stadium on your left hand side. Down to the next roundabout where you take the 1st exit. Continue down to the next set of traffic lights with McDonagh Junction on your left, at these lights go straight through which will take you onto John’s Street. You will see the entrance for the Kilkenny River Court on your left just before the bridge in the centre of the city. Approximate driving time from Dublin airport is 1 hour 10 min.

Directions from Rosslare Harbour Take the N25 from Rosslare towards New Ross, from here you can take the scenic route through Thomastown, Bennetsbridge and into Kilkenny. Alternatively, from New Ross head towards Waterford and from Waterford pick up the M9. Exit the M9 Motorway at Junction 9. Take the 1st exit at the roundabout as you come off the motorway for Kilkenny (N10). This will take you straight through the village of Danesfort. At the next roundabout take first exit straight through again for Kilkenny (N10). At the next roundabout which is the Waterford Road take the second exit. At the next roundabout with Lidl take the first exit. This will take you into the city and at the first set of Traffic lights continue straight through. You will see the entrance for the Kilkenny River Court on your right just after the bridge. Approximate driving time from Rosslare is one hours and 30 minutes.

Directions from Cork Leaving Cork take the N8 to Michelstown. At Michelstown take the M8 to Dublin. Exit off at Urlingford and continue along the R693 towards Freshford. From Freshford continue in the direction of Kilkenny. You will enter Kilkenny City past Aut Even Hospital on your left. Continue past St.Luke’s Hospital and at the roundabout take the 1st exit. At the second roundabout take the first exit, over the bridge. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit. Straight through the 1st set of traffic lights, straight through the next roundabout. Continue straight through the 2nd set of traffic lights. You will pass MacDonagh Junction on the left. Straight through the next set of traffic lights onto Johns Street in Kilkenny city. You will see the entrance for the Kilkenny River Court on your left just before the bridge. Approximate driving time from Cork Airport is two hours. Close by Landmarks Using the Castle as a landmark, the hotel is directly across the river from the Castle. McCourt’s Bar and Yindee’s Downtown are located to the front on the main street (John Street). Two archways lead into the car park; this is the main and only entrance. Matt the Millar’s Pub is located directly across the road from the Hotel entrance or the Famous “Langtons” is located a few doors down on John Street.


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