With fewer than 10,000 people in the city boundaries, Kilkenny, situated on the River Nore, holds the distinction of being the smallest city in the Republic of Ireland. Kilkenny is chock-full of history, featuring a `Medieval Mile` right in the city center which showcases some of the town`s top attractions, such as Kilkenny Castle and St Canice`s Cathedral.
Kilkenny is also well-known for its appreciation of culture and the arts, which can`t be more evident than during August`s Kilkenny Arts Festival. Tens of thousands converge on the city center each August to view and enjoy all kinds of art, including theatre, dance and film. Throw in a vibrant nightlife and live music scene, and it`s easy to see why people fall in love with Kilkenny.