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The Anglo-Norman castle in Kilkenny Ireland


In 1169, the Anglo-Normans landed in southeast Ireland.

By 1173, they'd built a fortress at Kilkenny — which in that year a local clan raided and overtook.

By 1192, the Normans had returned. In that year, they either put up another "motte-and-bailey" enclosure or began the construction of the permanent stone castle, which they had completed by the 1220's.



Kilkenny castle timeline

During the early part of the 1900's, the Butler family fortune began to decline....

Republicans take the castle, 1922

At 5:30 a.m. on the 2nd of May, a crew of armed citizens breached the castle....

Decline of the Ormondes

During the early part of the 1900's, the Butler family fortune began to decline....


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