The locals are friendly and many are engaged in the creative industries, Kilkenny is home to the Crafts Council of Ireland, a government-funded organisation that promotes craft and design in Ireland from pottery to goldsmithing.
Sights are many in Kilkenny, Ireland's best preserved mediaeval town, pictured here is Rothe House a 16th Century Merchant's residence.
Ireland's oldest brewery (Smithwick's 1710) is located in the town which might help explain the friendliness of the natives. Kilkenny is well known for its music and festivals, the recent news of Kilkenny being in the top 10 friendly places in the world, and Ireland's friendliest ties in with the start of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 09-18th August 2013.
More to follow on Kilkenny, also known as the Marble City for its black limestone that is easily polished to a shiny black, marble-like appearance.