Kilkenny Co. Co
Name Kilkenny has always been associated with quality, crafts and
excellence. Kilkenny is a county steeped in tradition and history. At the
heart of the County is Kilkenny City, the former medieval capital of
Ireland. With the splendid Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, Rothe House and
other architectural treasures the city has a character and ambience like
the South there is Licketstown, the world-renowned Famine Village on the
River Suir. Thomastown is home to Jerpoint Abbey, while in Callan the
birthplace of Edmund Ignatius Rice can be found. Kilkenny's great hurling
tradition is celebrated at the Lowry Meagher Heritage Center in Tullarone.
Then there is the famous Dunmore Caves outside Kilkenny City.
Kilkenny is a great
sporting County. While hurling is the premier sport, there is also
horseracing, golf, fishing, and many other sporting activities. Mount
Juliet's Golf Course just outside Thomastown is the most beautiful in the
country. There are also courses in Kilkenny, Callan and Ferrybank. Gowran
Park holds its horseracing festival in August, and has other meetings
throughout the season. Fishing is plentiful in the many streams and rivers
in the county.
With beautiful towns like
Graignamanagh, and picturesque villages like Inistioge and Kilmacow,
Kilkenny is an ideal place to spend some time when you visit Ireland.