County Kilkenny

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County Kilkenny

Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown historically known as Grennan is a town in County Kilkenny and this is where the ruins of a medieval fortified Grennan Castle is located. I stopped to see this Castle because it is like Carlow Castle date between 1207 and 1213 the very first of its kind in Ireland. Grennan Castle dates from around […]

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County Kilkenny
National Monument

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

One of hidden treasure in County Kilkenny. Beautiful church with a fascinating history. St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire), also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, is a church in the centre of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is a National Monument in the care […]

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County Kilkenny

Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

The Irish Post recently named Ireland’s 12 most beautiful villages and towns. I visited only two of them: Cashel, Co. Tipperary and second one is Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. Inistioge is a beautiful and historic village on the river Nore in South County Kilkenny.  Its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the […]

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County Kilkenny

Shankill Castle, Co. Kilkenny – ScareFest

Shankill Castle is set in parkland near Paulstown on the Carlow/Kilkenny border. It is just 16km from Kilkenny and 19km from Carlow. Shankill Castle, one of the Irish house-castles, is a unique family home often described as a living museum. It was first built as a Butler tower-house near the ruins of a pre-reformation church. In 1708 […]

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