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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, and many proud residents insist upon the distinction.


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....


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....


Vikings in Kilkenny

There is no record that Vikings plundered the Kilkenny monastery....


Kilkenny Castle

The Anglo-Normans took the high ground in 1172 and established a fortification that would become the modern castle....


Songs and drink

"Yeah — they're Dubs." Dubliners. He predicted that pretty soon they would sing "Molly Malone." ...



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