Welcome to Carraig Rua in Kilkenny City – a luxurious bed and breakfast home in the Medieval Capital of Ireland. This family-run B&B is 3 minutes walk from bus & rail stations and a few minutes walk to the great selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and historical sites in this vibrant city. Carraig Rua is therefore is ideally located in Kilkenny City to hear traditional Irish music, tasty food from a variety of restaurants, bars and hotels. Complimentary internet access is available at Carraig Rua, and guests are invited to make use of the wonderful gardens, as well as Victorian Sitting Room. The B&B offers private car parking in the heart of the city.
Guestrooms at Carraig Rua are individually designed & tastefully decorated. Guests are invited to relax in the comfortable Guest Lounge, as well as enjoying the wonderful gardens.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Ironing Facilities
- Radio Alarm Clock
- Tea & Coffee available in the Hall
Your hosts at Carraig Rua provide a sumptuous Full Irish Breakfast each morning in the bright & welcoming Conservatory Dining Room.
A ‘Full Irish Breakfast’ typically consists of bacon (rashers!), sausages, black & white pudding, eggs, toast, tea or coffee. A selection of cereals, fruit & juices are also available to those who may not wish to start their day with too much salty meat!
Kilkenny Medieval City:
On the Map: Kilkenny City is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeast midlands of Ireland. Kilkenny is well-served by a good network of roads – the M9/N10 from Dublin (to the northeast) and N9/N10 from Waterford City (to the south).
Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland’s oldest towns, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice’s Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.