Kilkenny has graced the pages of one of the most prominent newspapers in the world where its medieval charm and modernity was celebrated.
Journalist Ellen Perlman wrote a hugely positive travel review in The Washington Post where she describes Kilkenny as having ‘two sides’ and remarks on how the bustle she observes on a Friday afternoon was different from the midweek quietude.
Ms Perlman describes Kilkenny as ‘a town of 27,000 residents - it is a blend of old and new with a thriving arts culture woven through it’.
Several pubs and eateries are praised both for their hospitality and the quality while the High Street dubbed the Medieval Mile is ‘impossibly picturesque’ with its ‘array of brightly coloured pubs and shops.
The travel writer also makes reference to ‘Kilkenny’s highly successful hurling team’ adding that pubs and shops have many sporting ‘black and amber flags, scarves and other paraphernalia of the Kilkenny Cats’.
The author also writes that ‘rows of quaint shopfronts set a pretty scene’.