8 Sights in Kilkenny, Ireland (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Kilkenny, Ireland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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1. Christian Brothers

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The Congregation of Christian Brothers is an order in the Catholic Church, founded by Edmund Rice. Their first school was opened in Waterford, Ireland, in 1802. At the time of its foundation, though much relieved from the harshest of the Penal Laws by the Irish Parliament's Relief Acts, much discrimination against Catholics remained throughout the newly created United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland pending full Catholic Emancipation in 1829.

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2. Confederate Hall

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Confederate Ireland, also referred to as the Irish Catholic Confederation or Confederacy, was a period of Irish Catholic self-government between 1642 and 1649, during the Eleven Years' War. Formed by Catholic aristocrats, landed gentry, clergy and military leaders after the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the Confederates controlled up to two thirds of Ireland from their base in Kilkenny; hence it is sometimes called the "Confederation of Kilkenny".

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3. Kilkenny Castle

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Kilkenny Castle is a castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. It was a symbol of Norman occupation and in its original thirteenth-century condition it would have formed an important element of the defences of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on the Parade.

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4. William F. Roe

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William F. Roe (1904-1982) was electrical engineer who led the rural electrification scheme in Ireland, was born in 25 Patrick St., Kilkenny, Ireland, only son of William and Mary Roe. Educated at home until aged nine, he then went to Christian Brothers School, Kilkenny, and later to University College Dublin and the Royal College of Science for Ireland.

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5. Tholsel

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The Tholsel on High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland was built in 1761 by Alderman William Colles as place for collecting tolls, but has also been used as a customs house, a courthouse and a guildhall. It is used today as the city hall, and this is the name by which many local people know the building.

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6. Saint John's Church

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The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, or John's Church, is a Gothic Revival style church in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Church was designed by William Hague and built from 1903 to 1908 on the site of an earlier church located in the graveyard. The grounds contain a trees and greenery.

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7. Ralph Gore

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General The Rt Hon. Ralph Gore, 1st Earl of Ross, known as Sir Ralph Gore, 6th Baronet, from 1746 until 1764, subsequently as The Baron Gore until 1768, and then as The Viscount Belleisle until 1772, was an Anglo-Irish soldier, politician and peer.

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8. St. John's Priory

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St. John's Abbey, also called St John's Priory, is a medieval Augustinian abbey and National Monument located in Kilkenny City, Ireland. The Lady Chapel of the Abbey is now used as a parish church of the Church of Ireland.

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