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Dublin to Kilkenny drive

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Dublin to Kilkenny road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dublin to Kilkenny. If you're planning a road trip to Kilkenny, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Dublin
drive for about 23 minutes

10:23 am  Rathcoole
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:23 am
drive for about 18 minutes

11:42 am  Dublin Gliding Club
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 13 minutes

12:55 pm  Kilcullen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 27 minutes

2:21 pm  Carlow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

3:37 pm  Leighlinbridge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

4:54 pm  Gowran
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:54 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

6:09 pm  arrive in Kilkenny
stay at Kilkenny River Court Hotel

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

    Kilmainham Gaol  (12 mentions)
    River Liffey  (3 mentions)

Dublin Gliding Club




    Kilkenny Castle  (4 mentions)
    Smithwicks Brewery Tour  (3 mentions)
    hotels around Gowran:
        Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Where's the best place to stay in Kilkenny?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Kilkenny.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Kilkenny River Court Hotel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Kilkenny? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Kilkenny?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Kilkenny Castle  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Kilkenny. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Kilkenny?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Kilkenny.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Kilkenny to Dublin drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Dublin? Try searching for places within 1.5 hours of Dublin.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dublin to Kilkenny. Or get a full Dublin to Kilkenny flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Dublin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dublin!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 77 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 33 minutes
219 Dublin travel answers
30 Kilkenny travel answers


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