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  • 1. Kilkenny Castle

    Forty years before our visit (short in the total timespan of the life of the castle), Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormonde, sold his abandoned and deteriorating castle to the Castle...

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  • 2. Smithwick's Brewery

    Smithwick's Brewery (Smithwicks (St. Francis' Abbey) Brewery is situated in the heart of Kilkenny. Brewing was instigated in the city by the monks of the Franciscan Abbey who brewed their beers using...

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  • 3. Saint Canice's Cathedral

    The 13th Century Cathedral was closed for maintenace when we visited (Sept 2004), but you can still walk through th grounds and climb the round tower. The round tower is more inspiring for the climb...

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  • 4. Carnegie Library

    The Carnegie Library is on St. John's Quay, opposite the River Dore. It was opened in 1910; in 2010 it celebrated a proud century of service. When it was being...

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  • 5. Churches: Dominican "Black Abbey"

    According to a sign outside the abbey, the Dominic "Black Abbey" was founded by William, Earl Marshal, the fame Norman invader and colonizer, in 1225. The south...

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  • 6. Churches: St. John's Priory

    St. John's was a notable Augustinian priory in the Middle Ages. The monastery was shuttered on orders of Henry VIII during the Reformation, and most of the...

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  • 7. Churches: St. John the Evangelist

    Out by the train station, St. John the Evangelist is a Roman Catholic church, constructed in the first decade of the twentieth century on land that had been...

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  • 8. Tourist Office

    Here's a website to get you started on planning a visit to Kilkenny but if you arrive unprepared you can also stop by the tourist information office in the old...

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  • 9. Kilkenny is the REAL Ireland...

    If I were to take someone to Kilkenny City for the first time, I would have them sleep until mid-afternoon... and then go for a long walk to the downtown...

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  • 10. Tour-guide

    My girlfriend, Ruth, came to visit over the Christmas holidays in 2002 and I had a great time showing her aorund my hometown. It rained every day and even...

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  • 11. Nil aon tinteain etc, etc

    This is the river Nore as seen from the Castle Park. The bridge in the picture is John's Bridge, which links Rose Inn Street to John Street. In the background...

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  • 12. High Street

    I really like the new layout of Kilkenny's High Street. The introduction of all the pedestrian crossings make it a nightmare for drivers to get from one end to...

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  • 13. Take a 'jaunt' in a horse and...

    Take a 'jaunt' in a horse and buggy to Killarney Castle. Also tour around the Dingle Peninsula and 'Ring of Kerry', and then look down on the Lakes of...

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  • 14. Walking around in the National...

    Walking around in the National Park around the lakes, the walks are beautiful ranging from forested areas and mountains. Please avoid being chased by an angry...

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  • 15. Not stay in Tralee. Have I...

    Not stay in Tralee. Have I made this clear??Feel free to use it as a bus stop. There are a bunch of connection to Dingle, Dublin and Galway from this station....

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  • 16. Sample the Irish hospitality -...

    Sample the Irish hospitality - different to anywhere else in the world. Its said that 5% of the worlds population are Irish and that the other 95% wish they...

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  • 17. Ride some of the the Ring of...

    Ride some of the the Ring of Kerry. There's plenty of paths from Kilarney out. Riding around (well part of) the Ring of Kerry. Such a gorgeous scenery over the...

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  • 18. Churches: St. Canice (R.C.)

    Not to be confused with the St. Canice Cathedral just up the hill, which is Church of Ireland. This Gothic Revival parish church was dedicated in 1843.

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  • 19. School Days

    This is the Senior Rugby Team from 1996. Can you find me? If by any chance you went to school with me there are more Kilkenny College and other school photos...

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  • 20. Castle Park

    The Castle Park gardens are a nice place to spend the afternoon or have a picnic whenever the weather is nice.

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  • 21. Street scenes

    Walking across St. John's Bridge gives you a great view of Kilkenny Castle on one side and Smithwick's Brewery on the other.

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  • 22. Aching Sides!

    Seeing lots of my favourite Irish comedians around the town. :) like the D'Unbelievables and the _gorgeous_ Des Bishop!

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  • 23. The MUCKROSS HOUSE . Seems to...

    The MUCKROSS HOUSE . Seems to be a CASTLE .Very good placed in the National Parc . GREAT and BEAUTIFUL surrounding area .

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