as the second largest town in the county is primarily
a market and services centre for a surrounding hinterland.
Sir Christopher Wandesforde who also constructed Castlecomer
Demesne laid out the town in the 17th century. The town
developed from wealth generated from the mining resources
of the immediate area. The town acts as a principal market
town for North Kilkenny.
town has a large number of very high quality buildings,
some dating from the 1640’s and others from the
18th and 19th Centuries. A number of buildings of high
architectural quality are listed for preservation. Much
of its history has laid firm foundations for renewed growth
in industry and tourism. This will ensure that a high
amenity environment continues to improve and attract incoming
business and tourists.
of the main advantages to Castlecomer apart from location
is the value for money attainable. Castlecomer offers
more cost effective proposition for businesses looking
to locate in the area other than Kilkenny City or Carlow,
without having to compromise on the excellence of the
location. Industries such as precision engineering, steel
fabrication, and brick manufacture are rooted in the town
adding attractive prospects for new business.
of locating your business in Castlecomer
is ideally situated 18km NE of Kilkenny City on the main
Dublin – Waterford road.
Dublin 60 minutes (approx)
Portlaoise 25 minutes
Carlow 20 minutes
Waterford 50 minutes
Rosslare 90 minutes
Thurles 45 minutes
Car: N78 Dublin to Waterford via Athy
By Bus: Bus Eireann, JJ Kavanagh & Sons and Local
By Rail: Kilkenny and local rail links Bus
By Air: Dublin Airport – Daily flights to all European
and selected US Cities
Waterford Regional – Flights to the UK
By Port: Dun Laoghaire & Rosslare (Services are operated
from these ports to Britain and France)
sponsored by Kilkenny County Enterprise Board