My group have had to forego the Kilkenny trip this year because the new date clashes with Winter exams. Kilkenny Hostel had kindly held rooms for us that are now available.
If you're looking for basic but extremely cheap accommodation, we've found them to be excellent. Hope this helps any last minute travellers.
Tel: +353 56 776 3541
Address: 35 Parliment Street, Kilkenny, Ireland