Heraldic Banners and flags of the Butler Family decorate the Castle. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The 2012 Castle Heritage open day took place on the 11 March 2012. There was a large attendance at the Castle which was open without charge to the public. There were a number of exhibitions including a display of historic Kilkenny City documents including the Liber Primus Kilkennieness 1231-1537, our city’s earliest book recording events of the Corporation of Kilkenny.
Traditional Horse drawn Coach in the Castle Park Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The recent heavy snow and crisp air presents Kilkenny in a new light on the evening of the 2nd day of December 2010. A pleasant walk a dusk through the historic Irishtown, St Canice’s and Black Abbey areas of the City!
Kilkenny City walls and gate.
St Canice's Catholic church
St Canice's cathedral and the historic round tower has seen many snow covered winters over the centuries.
St Canices steps leading from Irishtown to the Cathedral
The Black Abbey church founded in 1225 is the focal point of Black Abbey square and the Abbey street area. Adjacent are elements of the medieval Kilkenny City walls and the Black Freren Gate, which is the sole remaining Kilkenny City gate still in place. There are wonderful walks through the medieval streets and lanes in this historic quarter of Kilkenny City.
Black Abbey from Abbey street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Black Abbey square. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Abbey street and Black Freren Gate, Kilkenny Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Colourful flowers on Black Abbey square. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
The Canal Square and City Parade urban areas have received a nomination in the current RIAI Annual Irish Architecture Award ( Public Choice Award section). The Parade, our premier public space has become a firm favourite for visitors and citizens alike. The wide car free pedestrianised public space forms a new link between the City centre and Kilkenny Castle. The provision of bicycle stands has encouraged the use of bicycles in the City.
Photographs June 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.