Kilkenny has been nominated the prettiest town in Europe 2017 by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA). Kilkenny was number one of 30 towns from throughout Europe. The citation noted:
On the banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, Kilkenny is often referred to as a city though it is the size of a large town. Its heritage is on display in the form of Kilkenny Castle, St Canice’s Cathedral and its medieval walls.
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful congratulate all who have worked to keep our City beautiful and pretty for our citizens and visitors.
River Nore and Kilkenny Castle
River Nore and wooded riverside walks within our City
Kilkenny leads again as a wonderful place to visit!
The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe were selected by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA), as a recommendation to Japanese visitors of wonderful places to visit in Europe. Kilkenny City looks forward to welcoming all our visitors.
Kilkenny City – winner of many awards – a wonderful place to visit!
Rothe House – Historic House and gardens in the centre of our City
Congratulations also to the following beautiful towns and villages selected through out Europe!