24 May 2022

Kilkenny Tourism launched 'Be our guest' week

Top guest houses and B&Bs showcased across the county

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A beautiful bedroom at Grange Manor B&B

Kilkenny Tourism today, 8th March launches a week long initiative promoting all the county’s top B&Bs and Guesthouses. 

‘Be Our Guest’ week will showcase the wonderful hospitality and range of accommodation available in Kilkenny’s Guest Houses and B&Bs this Summer.

From city centre to small countryside towns, if you are looking for a hearty Kilkenny welcome, comfortable accommodation and traditional Irish hospitality, Kilkenny’s Bed & Breakfasts offer personal attention from hosts who can guide you on the best places to visit and immerse you in the culture of the county.

Top B&Bs

Kilbawn Country House is a family run Bed & Breakfast situated in the heart of County Kilkenny, surrounded with magnificent views of the countryside including Mount Leinster and only 20 minutes’ drive from Kilkenny City. This is a great location for a summer escape!  

Newlands Lodge Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to its peaceful atmosphere, enhanced by a fine reputation of hospitality and luxury accommodation from owners Mairead and Jimmy.

For those who enjoy the solitude of the countryside, yet close enough for a city adventure, the Twin Oaks Bed and Breakfast is the ideal spot, where home-made breads and jams are the order of the day!

The award winning Celtic House B&B   was featured on Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip and is the Lonely Planet’s ‘Pick to Stay’ in Kilkenny City.

For full listing of B&Bs Visit:


Kilkenny’s guesthouses are situated in some of the county’s most picturesque towns and villages, like Inistioge, Graignamanagh and Thomastown. Packed with charm and a traditional Irish welcome, guesthouses are a great way to explore a town’s attractions, local entertainment and dining. 

The elegant 4 star Rosquil House is a luxury boutique Guesthouse, a mere 15 minute walk from the centre of Kilkenny City, not to mention its award winning breakfast!

Discover a unique four star guest house at Butler House and Garden. A member of Ireland’s Blue Book, it’s home to a renowned Butler House Walled Garden, one of the country’s most magnificent Georgian garden locations.

Soak in the magnificent castle views at Located within 5 minutes’ walk of the city centre. Fanad House is a great spot for exploring the city’s charm.

If you enjoy golf, fishing or country walks then Grange Manor in the rural town of Ballyragget has it all at its doorstep! 

Waterside Guesthouse accommodation was originally a corn store for the boatmen on the Barrow River and everywhere you go in the building you see that heritage reflected in this character-filled location!  

This Kilkenny city guest house - Glendine Inn is steeped in history, a licensed tavern for over 200 years, it holds all its original charm at its city centre location. 

Avalon House offers the perfect answer to accommodate everyone from solo-travellers to groups and is situated beside the Castlecomer Discovery Park, perfect for summer evening walks and adventure filled days!

For a full list of guesthouses visit:

Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism, Ciaran Conroy said:  "Few places do B&Bs and guesthouses better than Kilkenny, with scores of places around the county offering a bed for the night and a hearty breakfast along with a warm welcome. We are delighted to launch ‘Be Our Guest’, a week-long celebration of these great accommodation locations across the county.

“The week is also a way of recognising the people who run bed-and-breakfasts and guesthouses, the owners are not only vested in their property, but also where they live, so often there's no better introduction to the area and where to go than to stay in a B&B or guesthouse.”

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