the Picture Galery Wing has a spectacular room
the colorful shield above the castle's main entrance
in the Tapistry Room, a depiction of the return of Decius Mus
a view over the Node river to the tower of Kilkenny Castle
the hurling statue
Kilkenny Castle has a nice, well maintained garden
Before James I
granted Kilkenny city rights
in 1609 the town had already a long history, that started in the 6th century as a Christian settlement.
In the 1170s Richard
built a wooden fort near a wadable point in the river and walls were erected to further protect his
Since the 13th century Kilkenny is known for its breweries that produce some of the finest Irish beers.
Today Kilkenny's economy is
based on the breweries, dairy products and tourism.
The main tourist attraction is the massive 13th century Kilkenny Castle
, sold in
1967 to the people of Kilkenny for 50 pound.
is the city's main obsession and a 5 meter high monument depicting three
hurlers was unveiled in 2016.
In June 2018 we spent a few hours in Kilkenny,mainly in the castle.
the train is ready for a nice city tour
breweries have been the backbone of Kilkenny since the 13th century
the fountain in Kilkenny Castle's garden provides a nice resting point
a knight keeps guard in the basement
the dining room