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  Kilkenny - Hotels in Kilkenny - Enjoy a Holiday in Kilkenny County
Kilkenny County is known as the medieval county of Ireland.
Kilkenny County is located in the sunny south-east of Ireland, and Kilkenny's county city is the smallest in Ireland.
Kilkenny city is like a large village, but attracts plenty tourists due to the bustling entertainment and unique.
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  KILKENNY (COUNTY) - LoveToKnow Article on KILKENNY (COUNTY)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
KILKENNY, a county of Ireland, in the province of Leinster, bounded N. by Queens County, E. by Carlow and Wexford, S. by Waterford, and W. by Waterford and Tipperary.
The county is in the Protestant diocese of Ossory and the Roman Catholic dioceses of Ossory and Kildare and Leighlin.
For each county four wardens of the peace were to be appointed, while the sheriffs were to hold their tourns twice a year and were not to oppress the people by their exactions.
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 County Kilkenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
County Kilkenny (Contae Chill Chainnigh in Irish) is located in the south east of Ireland in the province of Leinster.
Inhabitants of Kilkenny are often referred to as "Kilkenny Cats"; the phrase is also used to describe the Kilkenny Hurling team, one of the strongest in the country.
Kilkenny has a successful hurling team, known as "The Cats", this name is derived from the saying "to fight like Kilkenny cats".
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 Kilkenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh) is the county seat of County Kilkenny, Ireland, with a population (including environs) of 20,735.
Kilkenny was the capital of Confederate Ireland between 1642 and 1649, until it surrendered during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
Kilkenny ale was originally created specifically for the export market to help those who found the word "Smithwicks" linguistically challenging but has since carved out a place for itself in the Irish beer market.
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 Kilkenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kilkenny is also the only city in the republic that has neither an institute of technology nor university although National University of Ireland, Maynooth maintains an outreach center in the city.
A view of Kilkenny Castle, the city was also the location of an Irish Parliament and is Ireland's smallest city.
Kilkenny ale was originally created specifically for the export market to help those who found the word "Smithwicks" difficult to pronounce, but has since carved out a place for itself in the Irish beer market.
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 Ireland Travel Guide: County Kilkenny
From the 14th century, Kilkenny Castle was the seat of the Butlers, the Earls and Dukes of Ormonde.
The Kilkenny Castle was first constructed in 1172 as a wooden tower built by an Anglo-Norman known as Strongbow during the Norman invasion of Ireland.
During the Kilkenny Confederation of 1642 to 1648, the Castle was in the hands of a Catholic branch of the Butlers and was used by the Confederacy for meetings and other administrative purposes.
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 County Kilkenny, Ireland, History
The Ormond Butler lands of Kilkenny practically commanded all the frontier territories of the county, as well as part of the rich middle core from Dunmore in the north to the former monastic lands of Jerpoint.
The remainder of the rich central lowlands of county Kilkenny was dominated by Norman families such as the Shortalls, the St.Legers and the Blanchfields.
County Kilkenny was therefore dominated up to the 1640's by a long established territorial, political and social hierarchy headed by the earl of Ormond, who directly ruled over 50,000 plantation acres.
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 County Kilkenny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
County Kilkenny is located in the south east of Ireland in the province of Leinster.
Kilkenny city (population: 22,000) is famous for its many mediƦval buildings and night-life.
Kilkenny has been referred to as the Marble City for hundreds of years, but the fl stone with decorative white fossils that forms the backbone of many of Kilkenny's fine buildings is actually polished limestone which has been quarried from around the city for centuries.
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 Travel-WIRE/Kilkenny - Kilkenny Town
With Kilkenny's reputation, it is not surprising that it has become one of the most visited places in the country by people intrigued by the wealth of heritage and history and charmed by the unmistakable atmosphere.
Tourism is one of Kilkenny's main industries and is very well developed with award-winning accommodation, restaurants and pubs throughout the city as well as scheduled entertainment outside the main festivals.
Kilkenny City is characterised by many beautifully restored buildings and winding slipways - it is small and compact enough to explore on foot, yet full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants.
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 County Kilkenny Corporate Conference Venues, Coach Hire, Limousines, Accommodation, Attractions & Services | UK ...
County Kilkenny Coach Hire services We have a number of coach companies in the County Kilkenny region who provide a comprehensive range of executive and standard coaches, all available for hire.
County Kilkenny Promotional Bus and Coach Hire We have a number of bus companies in the County Kilkenny region who provide a comprehensive range of promotional and standard buses, all available for hire.
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Kilkenny is a county steeped in tradition and history.
At the heart of the County is Kilkenny City, the former medieval capital of Ireland.
Kilkenny's great hurling tradition is celebrated at the Lowry Meagher Heritage Center in Tullarone.
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 County Kilkenny : Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kilkenny City is 48km (30 miles) N of Waterford, 81km (50 miles) NW of Wexford, 121km (75 miles) SW of Dublin, 137km (85 miles) SE of Shannon Airport, 148km (92 miles) NE of Cork, and 61km (38 miles) NE of Cashel
Kilkenny City, the centerpiece of County Kilkenny and the Southeast's prime inland city, is considered the medieval capital of Ireland because of its remarkable collection of well-preserved castles, churches, public buildings, streets, and lanes.
Primarily a farming area, the surrounding County Kilkenny countryside is dotted with rich river valleys, rolling pasturelands, gentle mountains, and picture-postcard towns.
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 County Kilkenny - Ireland View - Ireland's Travel and Accommodation Guide
Kilkenny, the Medieval Capital of Ireland, is a county full of outstanding monuments and historic sites including Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey and the ancient town of Kells.
North Kilkenny the limestone plains in the North are doted with many historical and monastic sites including St. Kierans Church near Johnstown and Glashere Castle near Urlingford which in the 16th and 17th century belonged to the Ormond Butlers.
The majestic 12th-century Ormonde Kilkenny Castle overlooks the two fords of the River Nore.
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 Kilkenny Bed & Breakfast, Hotels, Car Hire Accommodation B&Bs, Inns, Lodgings
Kilkenny City which was once, Irelands Capital must be the finest Mediaeval city in Ireland.
In Kilkenny's bustling towns, picturesque villages and peaceful open countryside, you can be as near to everything or as far away from it all as you like.
For the past 25 years, Kilkenny has come alive each August, and has been the centre for all that is best in the major art forms.
www.travelireland.org /kilkenny/index.html   (291 words)

 Hunting in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Chapters 1 & 2.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The countryside was thinly populated and as John Dunne, c.1690, noted in his "ramble to Kilkenny, that enclosures are very rare amongst them; much of their land is reserved for grazing and pasturage" (Harrington ed., 1991, 63).
Evidence for packs of foxhounds in County Kilkenny is scant for the first half of the century.
While the official records show that the Kilkenny Hunt was founded in 1797, newspapers of the 1770s and 1780s tell of a hunt named the Kilkenny Hunt some years earlier.
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 Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
According to tradition, the nineteenth-century remodelling of the castle came about in 1826 when the Kilkenny architect William Robertson, who had been walking in the castle courtyard with Lady Ormonde, suddenly paused and pointed out that the main wall was out of alignment and consequently unsafe.
This observation gave him the commission to rebuild the castle on a massive scale; as the Marquess of Ormonde was one of Ireland's richest landlords, no expense was spared.
Kilkenny Design Centre located in castle stables opposite main entrance.
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 Kilkenny History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
CONTACT US Kilkenny's rich heritage is very evident in the fine historical buildings and landmarks of the city, culminating in the famous Kilkenny Castle.
Kilkenny was a famous brewing centre from the late seventeenth century and the tradition continues until the present day.
Kilkenny Archaelogical Society based in Rothe House offer a genealogical research service and is the designated family history research centre for County Kilkenny.
www.kilkenny.ie /hist1.html   (112 words)

 AllRefer.com - Kilkenny, county, Republic of Ireland (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Kilkenny, county, Republic of Ireland, British And Irish Political Geography
The county has concentrated on reforestation programs for the past several years.
Kilkenny is roughly coextensive with the ancient kingdom of Ossory, and it is rich in antiquities.
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 Kilkenny Hotels - Kilkenny Ireland Tourism - Kilkenny Bed & Breakfast (B&B) and Accommodation - KilkennyTourist.com
Modern Kilkenny boasts a vibrant nightlife, particularly in Kilkenny City, and a rich array of arts and crafts.
Kilkenny is over 1,000 years old, and is a city rich in history.
To help you plan your visit, we have several Kilkenny maps, including a Kilkenny City Centre street map, map of county Kilkenny towns, as well as maps of neighbouring counties and Ireland.
www.kilkennytourist.com   (423 words)

 County Kilkenny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kilkenny Castle was once the home of the Butler's, a family of great consequence in the history of County Kilkenny.
We arrived in Mullinakill in the late afternoon when the sun was starting to go down in the west casting unusually long shadows on the glenside.
The well is mentioned in some of the oldest histories of the area as having been associated with St. Mullen who founded a monastery in County Carlow.
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 Inistioge County Kilkenny Ireland
Kilkenny City is a beautiful city for shopping with several boutiques and the Kilkenny design centre which has all the local crafts for sale all under the one roof.
The centre is located opposite Kilkenny castle which is open to the public and a tour of the castle is a must.
The house at Woodstock was built in 1745 by Francis Bindon, Woodstock House was an important seat in County Kilkenny for over 150 years.
www.travelireland.org /kilkenny/inistioge   (475 words)

 Kilkenny Ancestry, County Kilkenny, Ireland
White House architect James Hoban was a Kilkenny native as was the philosopher George Berkley.
Not withstanding the loss of between 40 and 50 per cent of the 1845 potato crop and a near total loss of that of 1846, Kilkenny, the worst effects of the famine were ameliorated in Kilkenny.
This was because the Guardians of the Kilkenny Poor Law Union provided out-door relief, in defiance of the Relief Commissioners, in the winter of 1846-47, and because of the response of a resident gentry who actively promoted relief schemes.
www.mayo-ireland.ie /Geneal/Kilknny.htm   (356 words)

 County Kilkenny Ireland : Index Ireland
Kilkenny County Council - Aimed at the people of Kilkenny and at visitors to the county.
Kilkenny Information Age Town - Access an official guide to the city that was once the capital of Ireland.
Piltown Co. Kilkenny - Piltown, situated on the banks of the Pill River in south Kilkenny a tributary of the Suir nestles between the Comeragh Mountains in Waterford and the Walsh Hills which stretch from Sliabh na mBan in Tipperary to Tory Hill, forms part of the historic Barony of Iverk.
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 Kilkenny Ireland Kilkenny County Kilkenny Ireland Tourist Information, Attractions, Marble City Kilkenny
Famous for its arts and heritage, Kilkenny is one of Irelands favorite tourist destinations.
Night Life in Kilkenny is second to none with some of Irelands top pubs and clubs and an 'atmosphere' which makes Kilkenny one of Irelands most popular week end destination.
Kilkenny's great hurling tradition is celebrated at the Lowry Meagher Heritage Center in Tullarone.
www.ebookireland.com /kilkenny.htm   (693 words)

 GENUKI: County Kilkenny
"Kilkenny, a county of Ireland, province of Leinster, 40 m.
In the N are excellent quarries for flags; coal is produced in great abundance; in the limestone district are valuable marble quarries; and manganese, iron ore, lead ore, and some indication of copper ore, are perceived in different parts.
Transcription of Samuel Lewis' description of County Kilkenny (1837).
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