Parking in Kilkenny City

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday inclusive.

On-Street Parking

On-Street Parking charges came into force in Kilkenny in March 2009. Kilkenny County Council operate a Pay & Display Disc Parking system for payment of on-street parking. Vehicles parked in a Disc Parking area (as indicated by on street parking signs and information plates) will be required to display a valid parking disc. These discs can be purchased from the Pay & Display machine in the area. The Parking limit in each area will be detailed by the normal parking sign - the letter 'P' in a circle and an information plate showing the time allocated in the area. If you have any further queries please contact Traffic Department, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, Phone No. 056 7794540, Email:

Scale of Charges

On -Street
Short Stay (Max 1 hour)

0 - 15 mins0.50c
15 - 30 mins€1.00
30 - 60 mins€1.50

The locations for short stay parking are:

  • John Street
  • High Street
  • Parliament Street
  • Friary Street
  • Patrick Street
  • The Parade
  • Bateman Quay
  • John's Green

Medium Stay

0 - 2 hours€1.50
2 - 4 hours€2.50
4 - 10 hours€5.00

Download Pay and Display Scale of Charges (Excel Doc.)


Off-Street Parking
Off street parking is available at the following car parks:

Existing Car ParksCarpark Charges
Market Yard€1.30 per hour
Friary Street€1.30 per hour
Cathedral Square€1.30 per hour (first hour free)
St Canice's€2.00 per day (first hour free)
Fair Green€2.00 per day (first hour free)
Wolfe Tone Street€2.00 per day (first hour free)
Watergate€1.30 per hour
LibraryMedium Stay (Pay & Display)
Dean Street€2.00 per day (first hour free)

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