Kilkenny is generally safe to wander at night, especially within the city center which is well-lit and often busy. However, like any city, it's still advisable to maintain common sense and awareness of your surroundings. The townsfolk are quite friendly and helpful. Public areas have a strong police presence, and the crime rate is relatively low. The city is safe, but solitary walks in remote areas or dimly lit streets at night should be avoided.