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Kilkenny makes global business easier


Locate in Kilkenny and access global markets. The county is served by a world class transportation system and has exceptional connectivity with the M9 motorway to Dublin Airport and Waterford City, direct rail links to Dublin and Waterford, and Belview Port with its shorter freight times to the UK and Continental Europe. Kilkenny is ideally located to support the movement of  talent, services and goods, both nationally and internationally.


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.



Road access:


Kilkenny Dublin (M50 110km 60 minutes
Kilkenny Dublin Airport 125km 70 minutes
Kilkenny Waterford 50km 30 minutes
Kilkenny Belview Port 60km 35 minutes
Kilkenny Cork 160km 90 minutes

Rail access:

  • 7 daily passenger trains Waterford – Kilkenny – Dublin weekdays, 1hr 30min Kilkenny -Dublin
  • Bulk freight service from Belview to Ballina to Holyhead
  • Daily service Rosslare Europort -Waterford - Limerick. Europort is a hub of RORO Passenger and Freight services operating the southern Irish Sea and Continental routes with sailings to Fishguard, Pembroke, Cherbourg, Roscoff and Le Harve.

Air Access:

  • Daily flights from Waterford Airport to London Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Lorient and Galway.
  • Access to Dublin Airport: 1,728 scheduled flights weekly 
  • Access to Cork Airport: 217 scheduled flights weekly

As well as connectivity by road, rail and air, Kilkenny offers Belview Port, located In the south of the county. Belview Port is Ireland’s closest deep-water port to mainland Europe which can reduce sail time by 1 hour and is located within the Belview development zone which incorporates 265 hectares of zoned land, including a strategic IDA landbank. Easily accessible by motorway and rail, Belview Port can deliver on lower freight costs and faster turnaround times for shipping to mainland Europe.

The Belview development zone is equipped with the necessary infrastructure for high-volume production, clean tech, life-sciences and logistics services. 

Kilkenny is connected and is the ideal location to successfully drive your international business.