Less than two hours from Dublin lies Kilkenny, Ireland's medieval city.
While most head to Ireland's capital for their first visit to the Emerald Isle, it doesn't hurt to get outside the city and see some of Ireland's smaller charming towns.
Kilkenny's location makes it an easy choice for a day trip from Dublin.
If you aren't convinced, here are five great ways to kill time in Kilkenny.
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