Apply for your Free Friendship Visa for Kilkenny, Ireland.
Looking for the perfect destination to get together with pals or re-engage with old friends? Perhaps you're organising a school or family reunion or simply looking to take some quality time away with loved ones?
Kilkenny is consistently voted one of Ireland's most popular and welcoming destinations. And because we're the ideal location in which to spend quality time with your friends and families, we've made it official, becoming the first county in Ireland to launch a "Friendship Visa".
The Medieval City's "Friendship Visa" is a unique initiative which offers you and your friends/family, the opportunity to avail of special "Friendship" deals in participating Kilkenny Hotels, plus the opportunity to download a special commemorative "Friendship Visa" to celebrate your trip, signed and sealed by the Mayor of Kilkenny. Our "Visa" can be personally tailored with your name/s and the date of your trip.
The Kilkenny Friendship Visa entitles holders to the warmest of welcomes and most excellent service from our award winning Hotels and Restaurants. Of course, everything else that Kilkenny has to offer comes as part of the "Friendship Visa" package!
- Historic sights and cultural attractions.
- High quality accommodation at every price point Award winning dining & entertainment.
- Great Fashion, Craft & Gift Shopping.
- Activities for all interests and fitness levels
- Stunning and unspoiled countryside
See below some of the special Friendship deals currently available in participating Hotels
With Warmest Wishes
Mayor David Fitzgerald and Kilkenny Tourism.
Friendship Visa Offers
Club House Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny
Tel: 056 772 1994
Stay in the city centre Club House Hotel for two nights Bed & Breakfast, with a four course dinner. This offer includes complimentary parking, Wifi & a free Kilkenny attraction of your choice - choose from one from the following - Rothe House & Garden; Kilkenny Castle or St Francis Abbey Brewery Tour.
From €129.00 per person sharing
Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny
Tel: 056 776 2000
Stay in the four star Hotel Kilkenny for three nights B&B, dinner on one evening in the hotel’s Pure Bar, dinner on another evening in Hotel Kilkenny’s award-winning Taste Restaurant with Afternoon Tea also included. An ideal base from which to explore Kilkenny, many of the city’s top attractions are included in this package including tours of Kilkenny Brewery*, Kilkenny Castle* and Jerpoint Abbey* (* must be pre-booked)
€195 per person sharing
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Lyrath, Dublin Road, Kilkenny
Stay with friends at the deluxe Lyrath Estate Hotel for a 1 night Midweek break, including Afternoon Tea on arrival and a traditional Oriental dinner at the hotel’s renowned Yindees Restaurant. Complete the evening in the comfort of the hotel’s private screening room with a movie of your choice, where popcorn and champagne will be served before 'curtain up'. Finally, prior to departure, experience the hotel’s Oasis Spa Thermal Suite with the hotel’s compliments including hydrotherapy pool, tropical showers and relaxation room.
From €135 per person sharing.
KilkennyRiver Court Hotel, The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny
Tel: 056 772 3388
Nestled in a private courtyard, this four star Kilkenny city hotel is located on the scenic banks of the River Nore. Enjoy a well deserved Saturday night 'Girls only' break with the hotel’s exclusive package which includes B&B and dinner in the hotel’s Thai Restaurant 'Yindees Downtown' with a pre-dinner cocktail. This offer also includes extended check-out until 4 pm and the spa treatment of your choice. Choose from an Eye lash, brow tint; VOYA back, neck, shoulder massage; Taster Facial or an Express manicure.
*Spa treatments and dinner reservations much be pre-booked.
From €150per person sharing
Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny
Tel: 056 778 3500
Stay in Kilkenny’s newest 4 star boutique hotel for two night’s luxury B&B. This package includes Tea/Coffee with homemade scones or the Pembroke Hotel’s delicious chocolate biscuit cake on arrival, dinner on the evening of your choice and a free tour of Kilkenny Castle and National Craft Gallery.
From €129.00 per person sharing (Sun – Thurs inclusive)
Guests can also enjoy three nights luxury B&B including Tea/Coffee with homemade scones or the Pembroke Hotel’s delicious chocolate biscuit cake on arrival, dinner on two evenings of your choice and a free tour of Kilkenny Castle and National Craft Gallery.
From €179.00 per person sharing (Sun-Thurs inclusive)
Please note: Terms & Conditions apply to all offers which are subject to availability