7 days in Waterford, Kilkenny & The Curragh Itinerary

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Waterford — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Clock Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford travel route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Waterford. In March, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

Marble City

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Valerie Walshe Contemporary, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, then get engrossed in the history at Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny holiday maker site.

Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to The Curragh.
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The Curragh — 2 nights

Take a break from The Curragh with a short trip to Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker in Shillelagh, about 50 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the The Curragh route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilkenny to The Curragh. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C.
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County Kildare travel guide

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Landlocked in Ireland's mid-east region, County Kildare churns out champion racehorses from some of the best agricultural land in the country. For everything equestrian, County Kildare delivers, whether it's the desire to ride a horse, to catch a race, or to visit a small saddlery workshop established in 1880. The workshop, which is well-known in equestrian circles, produces some of the world's best saddles. The county is named for the town of Kildare and has many small towns and villages dotted across the lowland. The rest of the landscape features the Bog of Allen, a natural space rich in plant and animal life with heavily forested areas.