Thomastown (Baile Mhic Andáin)

Founded circa 1200 AD

Thomastown with a population of 2500 is situated on the banks of the River Nore 10 miles south of Kilkenny City.

The town is located at the junction of the main Dublin/Waterford road and the main Kilkenny/New Ross road.

The surrounding countryside is pleasantly scenic. There are hills of granite and red sandstone to the south of the town and limestone plains to the north.