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Global ConnectivityKilkenny is connected and is the ideal location to successfully drive your international business


Just 70 minutes from Dublin Airport by motorway, Kilkenny is strategically located in the vibrant Eastern Seaboard region and is home to Belview Port, Ireland's closest deep-water port to Europe. This exceptional connectivity is a key reason why many successful international businesses have already made the decision to locate and grow in Kilkenny.

Kilkenny's central location gives the choice of daily flights from Waterford Airport to 4 UK destinations, easy access to 1,500 weekly flights from Dublin Airport and over 200 weekly flights from Cork Airport. There are frequent daily passenger trains to Waterford and Dublin weekdays, in addition to regular bulk freight services, and Europort access to mainland Continental routes. With such easy access by air and sea, Kilkenny is the perfect location for you and your business needs and perfectly positioned to facilitate your international travel.

In addition to connectivity by road, rail and air, Kilkenny offers Belview Port, located In the south of the county just 4 miles from Waterford City. Businesses locating in Belview benefit from an exceptional transport infrastructure as it is the nearest major Irish port to mainland Europe and has become an integrated hub for port, shipping, road and rail freight services. Belview can reduce sailing times between Ireland and the UK/Continent Europe by about one hour, achieving significantly reduced overheads. Easily accessible, Belview Port can deliver on lower freight costs and faster turnaround times for shipping to mainland Europe.


International Freight Costs, Door to Door (IDA Research, Apr. 2013)
Route Destination Avg. per Trailer €
Ireland London 1,025
Ireland Amsterdam 1,765
Ireland Brussels


Ireland Paris 1,850
Ireland Berlin 2,485
Ireland Vienna 2,825
Ireland Milan 2,625
Ireland Warsaw 3,300
Ireland Prague 3,175

With outstanding connectivity, locate in Kilkenny and access your global markets.