County Kilkenny

Cill Chainnigh, meaning ‘Church of Cainnech’
Nickname: The Marble City (named after it’s black granite that resembles marble).

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in county Kilkenny

One of the largest, tallest and most spectacular dolmens in Ireland

Kilmogue Portal Tomb, Mullinavat. County Kilkenny       c. 4000 – 3000 b. c. This National Monument is the impressive Kilmogue or 'Harristown' Dolmen. It was constructed between c.4000 - 3000 b. c. and is located near the [...]

The highest point in Kilkenny, 3 ‘official’ names and a statue by Benzoni

St Mary's Cathedral is located in Kilkenny City and is the highest point in the City with it's 186 foot high tower. Before the arrival of Cromwell in 1650 the Catholic congregation of Kilkenny celebrated mass [...]

The 2nd longest church in Ireland & the oldest structure in Kilkenny

St Canice’s Roundtower & Cathedral.  Kilkenny City    950 a. d. &  1285 a. d. This historic site contains two very remarkable buildings. The first National Monuments is St Canice's Cathedral, built between 1202 and 1285. [...]

Home to the Butlers for nearly 600 years & One of the most visited castles in Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City. County Kilkenny     1210 Kilkenny Castle is located in Kilkenny City at a strategic location that commands a crossing on the River Nore. This site was used by the local Kings of [...]

A tranquil location, An impressive 7th century saint & Ancient prayers for the local farmers

St Moling's Well is located in the townland of Mullennakill in county Kilkenny. St Molin was a 7th century saint who worked under St Brendan. This beautiful woodland location over looking the River Arigle is [...]

A Norman knight’s tomb, A 13th century abbey & An ogham stone

Thomastown is a beautiful small town located in county Kilkenny It was founded in the 13th century by an Anglo-Norman mercenary from Wales, Thomas FitzAnthony and replaced the the earlier Irish settlement of Grennan. The [...]

Clerics, Norman tombs & Beautiful medieval carvings

This national monument is St Mary's Church located in the village of Gowran in county Kilkenny. The church was served by a college of clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit [...]

One of Ireland’s finest 5* golf estates with a history dating back to the Normans

Mount Juliet is located near the beautiful village of Thomastown in county Kilkenny. It was built in 1757 by the Earl of Carrick in compliment to his wife, Lady Juliana (Juliet). This estate has very [...]

Everyone was dying to get into this Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey is located just outside the beautiful village of Thomastown in co.Kilkenny. It was founded in 1180 as a Cistercian Abbey by the King of Osraige and is notable for its imposing central tower [...]

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