Kilkenny is a city located in south-east part of Ireland and the county town of County Kilkenny. Approximately 24,000 people live in Kilkenny city, Kilkenny has been a city for over 400 years. Kilkenny is well known for its culture with craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums.
Working in the area
There are two main hospitals in Kilkenny, St Luke’s and Aut Even Hospital. There are over 10 GP clinics in Kilkenny as well as Medical Centres. These clinics present many opportunities in the area for Spanish doctors working in Ireland.
Public transport within the city is primarily Bus and Taxi services although the public transport is not very reliable. However, public transport to other cities including Dublin, Cork, Waterford is good by bus or train services.
MacDonagh rail station is part of the InterCity rail network so is connected to other major towns and cities in Ireland (www.irishrail.ie)
Living in the area
Kilkenny's heritage is evident in the city and environs including the historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House to name a few. Kilkenny is well known for its culture with craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums. Annual events include Kilkenny Arts Festival, the Cat Laughs comedy festival and music at the Rhythm and Roots festival and the Source concert. It is a popular base from which to explore the surrounding towns, villages and countryside.
Kilkenny has all the amenities of a modern city with a wide selection of restaurants, bars, tea rooms, sports facilities etc. There are over 40 primary schools in Kilkenny and many secondary schools as well. A campus of Maynooth University is located in Kilkenny, Maynooth is ranked 68th best university in the world.
Kilkenny has the largest private airport in Ireland. The closest airports with direct flights to Spain are Dublin (135km) or Shannon Airport (157km).
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