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  Kilkenny travel guide - Wikitravel
Kilkenny was the capital of Confederate Ireland between 1642 and 1649, until it surrendered during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
Set approximately in the centre of the ancient Kingdom of Ossory, Kilkenny is still the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory and the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.
Kilkenny is almost 150km from Dublin Airport and is reached by a branch off the main Dublin-Waterford road.
wikitravel.org /en/Kilkenny   (1793 words)

It is a county of gentle hills and fertile agricultural land, bordered by the Barrow and Suir rivers; Kilkenny city itself sits on the River Nore.
Kilkenny city has been a market town since at least the fourth century, and was for a while the ecclesiastical and political centre of the country.
The infamous Statute of Kilkenny that attempted to prevent the assimilation of Anglo-Normans and the local Irish was passed in 1366.
www3.oag.com /Cities/CityHome?city=369&cat=0   (1010 words)

 Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival 2008, Kilkenny Ireland. May 2nd - 5th. Kilkenny Music Festivals
Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival 2008, Kilkenny Ireland.
WELCOME to the official Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival website.
"For the last ten years Kilkenny has played host to many of the best roots-rock, alt-country and Americana acts at the magnificent Rhythm and Roots Festival." Irish Examiner.
www.kilkennyroots.com   (109 words)

 Kilkenny County and Kilkelly City Tourism Guide, Ireland
Kilkenny County is known as the medieval county of Ireland.
Kilkenny city has the intimacy of a large village but attracts tourists due to the bustling nature of its entertainments and the uniqueness of its crafts.
Tourists rave about the magnificence of the Kilkenny Castle located at the southern end of the town and with good reason too; the beautiful public gardens and the amazing view of the River Nore from the fortress are a sight to behold.
ireland.dublinevents.com /kilkenny   (750 words)

 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)

The central part of County Kilkenny is undulating limestone plain, bordered in some areas by gently sloping hills.
In the north are the attractive uplands of the Castlecomer district and the Slieveardagh hills and Booley hills extend across the County Tipperary boarder on the west.
Kilkenny is also excellent sporting country, with good opportunities for hunting, angling, shooting and golf.
www.iol.ie /~visitirl/html/kilkenny.html   (109 words)

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.
homepage.eircom.net /~kilkenny   (207 words)

 Kilkenny: Ireland's Medieval City
Between 1293 and 1408, Kilkenny was the venue for many parliaments, including one in 1366 which enacted the Statute of Kilkenny.
Kilkenny enjoyed a brief season of glory in the mid-seventeenth century when the Old Irish and the Anglo-Irish Catholics functioned as an independent Irish parliament.
The oldest house in Kilkenny, it was the home of Dame Alice Kyteler, a lady of great wealth who married four times and who, in 1324, was accused of witchcraft and of poisoning each of her four husbands.
www.irelandforvisitors.com /articles/kilkenny_med_city.htm   (1183 words)

 The Laurels Guesthouse Kilkenny - quality bed and breakfast accommodation in Southeast Ireland - Our Rooms
Formerly the medieval capital of Ireland, many of Kilkenny's medieval roots are still evident today, in its cobbled streets, winding laneways, and its spectacular medieval buildings, such as Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, Saint Canice's Cathedral and City Hall, which in former times functioned also as the City Jail.
The establishment of the Kilkenny Design Centre in the 1960s helped to re-enforce Kilkenny's reputation as an important creative centre, and the city is home to many artists and traditional craftworkers.
Kilkenny's newest exhibition space, The National Craft Gallery, is located in the Crescent Building, formerly the stables of Kilkenny Castle, which are also home to a large number of craft shops and workshops.
www.thelaurelskilkenny.com /kilkenny_iframe.htm   (260 words)

 Kilkenny Arts Festival 8th-17th August 2008
This year, for the 35th edition, we are preparing an exceptional programme for you, with more events for everyone, theatre, music, literature, visual arts, children's events and street performances, featuring International, Irish and local artists, in wonderful venues all over Kilkenny City and County.
We invite you to join us in exciting and enchanting spectacles of the highest quality and discover the magical and warming Kilkenny Arts Festival atmosphere.
Kilkenny Arts Festival unveils “Wired”, exciting new music line-up for 2008, August 8th — 17th...
www.kilkennyarts.ie   (156 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.
Here is the full text of a lengthy illustrated article from the Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology entitled: "Women and personal possessions: 17th-century testamentary evidence from counties Waterford and Kilkenny, Ireland".
www.genuki.org.uk /big/irl/KIK/index.html   (302 words)

 Pictures of Kilkenny - Ireland
Kilkenny is one of the most colourful cities of Ireland.
Several places make use of gnomes and other attributes to make an even more inviting and colourful picture.
The castle is restored in the grandeur of the nineteenth century.
www.bamjam.net /Ireland/Kilkenny.html   (160 words)

 Welcome to South East Ireland-Kilkenny - The Creative Heart of Ireland
Kilkenny - the Creative Heart of Ireland, where heritage and history, environmental harmony, crafts and architecture combine to create an all-pervading spirit of excellence.
With Ireland's Medieval Capital at its heart, County Kilkenny offers the South East's finest countryside, a pretty, rich farmland dotted with medieval ruins, solid stone walls, charming villages and a host of historic monuments including Jerpoint Abbey, one of Ireland's finest monastic settlements.
Regal, majestic and ancient, overlooking the brooding River Nore, Kilkenny Castle, now fully restored has stood sentinel at this important river crossing for perhaps 900 years.
www.southeastireland.com /?id=28   (215 words)

 Kilkenny Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Kilkenny Poor Law Union was formally declared on the 1st July 1839 and covered an area of 430 square miles.
In 1853, parts of the large Kilkenny Union went to form the new Unions of Castlecomer, Thomastown, and Urlingford.
Kilkenny County Library, 6 John's Quay, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Kilkenny/Kilkenny.shtml   (462 words)

 Welcome to South East Ireland-Kilkenny City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Normans arrived in the 12th century and their legacy remains in the superb and fully restored Kilkenny Castle, and in the thriving and cosmopolitan merchant city.
Rothe House, owned by Kilkenny Archaeological Society, is an example of a typical merchant's house of the Tudor period (built by John Rothe between 1594 and 1610), which features a fine period costume display, an interesting collection of pictures and artefacts of Kilkenny’s past, and frequent visiting exhibitions.
The 20th century saw Kilkenny’s rise as a creative centre, and the city is home to many craft and design shops, offering everything from knitwear and leather goods to jewellery, candles and pottery.
www.southeastireland.com /content.asp?id=72   (467 words)

 Hotels in Kilkenny
Kilkenny, KI The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is situated in the Heart of Kilkenny City.
Kilkenny, KI Kilkenny's newly refurbished Best Western Premier Newpark Hotel offers the best traditions of Irish hospitality, modern facilities, dedicated professionalism...
The Club House hotel is situated uniquely in a cultural and artistic centre, against the background of Kilkenny's beautiful medieval city.
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Ireland/Kilkenny.asp   (317 words)

 Kilkenny's - Irish bar, Buenos Aires - VirtualTourist.com
There are around 6 in the area where The Kilkenny is. So either for some snacks, drought or a good Guinnes (which always come with some salty popcorn) this is a good place to go.
Warning, do not attempt to go to Kilkenny on St Patricks day cos you wont be able to get in, that day people gather together on Reconquista street to listen to live music and drink in the street since all the pubs are too crowded.
The Kilkenny is the standard by which all other Irish pubs in town are set.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/South_America/Argentina/Distrito_Federal/Buenos_Aires-1541981/Nightlife-Buenos_Aires-Kilkennys_Irish_bar-BR-1.html   (965 words)

 Kilkenny Design Café - eating in dublin - Dublin eating
This Dublin Café is situated on the second floor of the Kilkenny Design shop famous for fabulous Irish pottery, ceramics and contemporary Irish clothing.
The focus in the Kilkenny Design Café is on modern and traditional Irish dishes.
Kilkenny Design Café is an award-winning cafe and restaurant and an ideal refuge for hungry shoppers looking for a refreshing lunch in Dublin.
www.dublinks.com /index.cfm/loc/8/pt/0/spid/8D5C15AA-60EB-47FF-AB30AF1C3DE38B2E.htm   (196 words)

 Amazon.com: Kilkenny: Books: Louis L'Amour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He came to the valley of the whispering wind a man who rode with the caution born of riding long on strange trails in a land untamed and restless with danger.
Kilkenny could find no peace in the valley, for he came with a reputation for a lightning draw.
To read the Kilkenny story in order: Rider of the Lost Creek Mountain Valley War Kilkenny The three short stories are in Dutchman's Flat,...
www.amazon.com /Kilkenny-Louis-LAmour/dp/0553247581   (1154 words)

 Accommodation in Kilkenny-Accommodation Kilkenny Ireland & map of Kilkenny.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
County Kilkenny has been at the heart of Irish civilization and culture for more than fifteen centuries.
Experience Kilkenny's world-famous design tradition by watching the skill and creativity of local and international craftsmen at first hand.
Kilkenny is also an excellent sporting county, with good opportunities for angling, shooting and golf.
kilkenny.goireland.com /scripts/low/xq/asp/areatype.c/areaid.181/qx/area.htm   (261 words)

 Kilkenny.ie - English
Kilkenny was named as the Academy of Urbanism European Great Town for 2008, at an awards function held in the Dorchester Hotel, London, on Friday 9th November 2007.
Social Services, Health related benefits and entitlements, Hospitals in Kilkenny...
Social Workers, Kilkenny Community and Voluntary Forum, Community Funding...
www.kilkenny.ie   (185 words)

 St Canices Cathedral Kilkenny
Prior to his death in 1202, it was the vision of Bishop Felix O'Deleaney that the monastic settlement that was St Canice's should house a cathedral church.
Since the 1120's the see of Ossory had been shifted from Aghaboe to Kilkenny but no new building was erected to mark the move.
It may once have been a watchtower and a refuge and it can be climbed to give an unsurpassing vantage point to view the city of Kilkenny and the surrounding countryside (weather permitting).
cashel.anglican.org /cances.shtm   (411 words)

 Kilkenny Hotels: Read Kilkenny Hotel Reviews and Compare Prices - TripAdvisor
#18 of 71 BandBs / inns in Kilkenny
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 GoIreland.com Ireland's National Genealogy Service   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.goireland.com /Genealogy/Html/counties/Kilkenny.htm   (342 words)

 County Kilkenny Ireland Genealogy and History
Summary Outline of the County Kilkenny Genealogy Site
This site has 204 pages containing over 792,000 words.
This is a free, non-commercial web site providing on-line information to promote genealogical research.
www.rootsweb.com /~irlkik   (98 words)

 County Kilkenny, Ireland, From Ireland web site, ©Jane Lyons
The Landed Gentry [Illegible] Aristdlraly of Kilkenny The Kilkenny Gentry
Some cover only Kilkenny, while others take in parts of the surrounding counties or are districts whose main town is in another county and which covers only part of Co. Kilkenny.
The centre for any registration district was a town in a county and the area taken in by the Poor Law Union related to that town.
www.from-ireland.net /contents/kilkenconts.htm   (2264 words)

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