Moving to Kilkenny

Kilkenny is an attractive location for talented people and their families to live and work with a quality of life that other locations in Ireland can’t offer.

Kilkenny people have some of the shortest commutes in Ireland, with 64% of people who live there travelling 30 minutes or less to work versus 48% of people in Dublin.



  • Very competitive house prices – average asking price for a 4-bed is only €215,000 versus €425,000 in Dublin.
  • Very competitive rental market with average rents of €643 in Kilkenny versus €1,399 in Dublin (based on a 2-bed home).
  • 800 new homes to be built in the western environs of the city and 200 homes planned for Ferrybank in South Kilkenny, just a short drive from Belview port.
  • €7.4m in funding available to deliver a mix of private and rental accommodation at affordable prices and rents in Kilkenny City and Ferrybank.
  • Kilkenny is the perfect place to raise a family as all the necessary facilities and amenities are on your doorstep.


  • Kilkenny is served by 79 primary schools, including national schools, special schools and private schools.
  • 16 secondary schools with three of them making the top 10 in the province.
  • Children are entitled to free primary and secondary education with the majority of schools being state-funded.
  • Three third level facilities within 30 minutes including Waterford IT, IT Carlow and NUI Maynooth.

Health & Childcare

  • A wide variety of services to support the local community including three public hospitals, one private hospital and 25 health centres across the city and county.
  • A wide range of childcare facilities including Montessori, pre-school and day care.

For More Information

Thinking of moving to Kilkenny?

Call Our Local Enterprise Office: +353 56 775 2662