WATCH: Kilkenny pubs and punters welcome the return of outdoor service

The order of the day - optimism!

Today marks the return of outdoor dining to Kilkenny drinking establishments and it comes after a period of intensive preparation for many publicans.

Luckily the weather held out for a fantastic welcome back across the city and county!

Kilkenny People caught up with The Glendine Inn and The Kilford Arms as well as some happy punters to get a flavour of the reopening excitement.

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