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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny city is the seat of County Kilkenny in the "sunny southeast" of Ireland.

Kilkenny is an Anglo-Norman town, established at the end of the 12th century on an important intersection of a river and a road, and close to a long-established monastery.

King James I declared Kilkenny a city in 1609.



Dame Alice le Kyteler
Accused and convicted of witchcraft, the wealthy and connected early-14th-century local woman received a sentence of death by fire....

Rose Inn Street
The Anglo-Normans, a 1798 rebel, and weekends after hours....

Kilkenny Castle
Anglo-Normans in 1172 established a fortification....

St. Canice's Cathedral
Saint Canice's Cathedral is a structure from the early Anglo-Norman period of Kilkenny history, built upon the site of an ancient Gaelic monastic settlement....

Pre-Viking monastic round tower
Adjacent to and in the graveyard of the medieval St. Canice's Cathedral, an ancient thin spire, ascendable, is the oldest part of Kilkenny city...

Byzantine complexity of ownership in a central historic laneway...


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