You're never too far from a quality pint of Smithwick's. Our location in Kilkenny means we're well served by public transport and simple to access by bus, train and car no matter where you are in Ireland. Here are a few tips on how to find us:
From Kilkenny Castle: (5–7 minutes)
Follow the parade towards Rose Inn Street. Take a left onto High Street and keep straight until it merges with Parliament Street. You'll find us on your right, just past the Court House.
Cross John's Bridge and take the second right on to St. Kieran Street. Keep on until it merges with Parliament Street. We're approximately 50 – 100 metres ahead on your right hand side, just beyond the Court House.
Public parking is available close to Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.
Take the M7 and then the M9 to Kilkenny city. When approaching the city centre, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the Ring Road. At the next roundabout (Dublin Road Roundabout) take the second exit. At the next roundabout (Bennetsbridge Road Roundabout) take the third exit and continue for approximately 1km, past Kilkenny Castle on your right hand side. Go straight at the traffic lights and follow High Street until it merges with Parliament Street. You'll find us on your right, past the Court House.
Dublin to Kilkenny is serviced by Bus Éireann, Dublin Coach and J.J. Kavanagh Coaches. There are typically multiple trips each day. You can buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat or buy them on the bus.
Tour companies Wild Rover Tours, Collins Day Tours and Paddywagon Tours also feature Kilkenny as part of their day tour package from Dublin.
Dublin Airport is just 10km (6 miles) north of Dublin City centre. Both airport terminals (T1 & T2) are serviced by frequent bus services to the city centre and beyond. Depending on the day, bus services to Kilkenny are offered by Bus Éireann, Dublin Coach and J.J. Kavanagh Coaches.
Irish Rail operates between Dublin and Kilkenny 7 times a day between 7:25 and 20:08 Monday through Saturday. Sunday's timetable includes 5 trips between the hours of 9:10 and 20:08. Please note timetables may change. You can purchase a ticket or check your train's time at Irish Rail's website.
When approaching Kilkenny city, take the first exit at the Callan Road Roundabout. Continue straight, go through the mini roundabout and keep straight for 1km until you reach a set of traffic lights. Go through the lights and take a left turn at the next T-junction onto Patrick Street. Turn left onto High Street and keep on until it merges into Parliament Street. You'll find us on your right, beyond the Court House.
When approaching Kilkenny city take the second exit off the Waterford Road Roundabout. Continue straight until you reach the next mini roundabout and take the first exit. Drive straight onto Patrick Street. Take a left onto High Street and continue until it merges with Parliament Street. We're on the right, past the Court House.
Now that you know how to find us, make sure we've got a spot for you. Book your visit and save 10% off adult tickets today.
We are open 7 days a week
March - October: 10.00am - 6.00pm (last admission is at 5pm)
November - February: 11.00am – 5.00pm (last admission at 4pm)
Stroll through the centuries on the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny interactive tour
Multilingual audio guides let you experience the Smithwick's story your way
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