Two new tenants on the way to Rose Inn Street in Kilkenny

There are currently four units vacant on the busy city centre street

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews


Two new tenants on the way to Rose Inn Street in Kilkenny

Shopfronts and retail units on Rose Inn Street and Bateman Quay.

Two new tenants are to take up residence in recently-vacated retail units on Rose Inn Street in Kilkenny City.

There was huge disappointment in Kilkenny coming up to Christmas when the iconic Whites Butchers – part of the city for generations – closed its doors. The unit has been vacant since, but now Dingle-based ice cream company, Murphy’s, is on the way. It’s expected to open well in time for the summer.

Another shop, No 27 Rose Inn street – ‘Treasures’ – closed recently and the unit was put to let. However, a sign has now appeared in the window confirming the let has been agreed. It is not yet known who the new tenant will be.

Meanwhile, the unit which was formerly a chinese restaurant has been closed for months, while beside it, another family-owned business, Burkes Newsagents, closed in January.

Just around the corner, Tynans Bridge House Bar remains closed (it sold for a substantial sum to new owners last year), while the unit beside it is also vacant.

Along with Bateman Quay, Rose Inn Street is a main connection between the two sides of the city, via John’s Bridge. With its narrow roadway and footpaths, it’s a busy street for both pedestrians and vehicles during the day. It also has a vibrant social scene at night, with a number of popular pubs found there.