Public Transport

City Bus

City Direct operates two routes in Kilkenny City. Route KK1 runs from Loughboy Retail Park to the N77 Roundabout and serves Upper Patrick Street, McDonagh Junction, and Castlecomer Road. Route KK2 runs from Purcellsinch to St Luke’s Hospital with stops at Dublin Road, Newpark Shopping Centre, McDonagh Station, Nowlan Park, and Loreto.

The routes share a path through the city centre, and operate every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Services on Sunday operate by the hour, with services every half hour during the core part of the day. Late night services operate on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Irish Rail

MacDonagh Station adjoins MacDonagh Shopping Centre and is located a the top of John St, convenient to the city centre.  It is approximately 700m to High St. or Kilkenny Castle.  The station is on the Dublin-Waterford route, with connections to Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Other Service Providers

Transport For Ireland: Local Link Kilkenny Services

The local link operates a weekly service, some of which are demand responsive to rural locations.  This service departs in the morning for Kilkenny City and returns at 1pm or departs at 12.20 and returns at approximately 5pm. 

In other locations, Castlecomer and South Kilkenny, this service operates more frequently.

There are additional services to Kilkenny Day Care centres.

Private Operators: Rural Transport

Regular services operate along the following routes:

New Ross via Inistioge, Bennetsbridge and Thomastown, to Kilkenny city, Castlecomer to Kilkenny City and Callan to Kilkenny City.

Less frequent services operate from Urlingford to Kilkenny city.

 Private Operators: Intercity

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