European Win for Kilkenny

Congratulations to the Kilkenny based  Heritage Council’s Irish Walled Towns Network, winner of Europe’s biggest heritage award, the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013. Also Congrats to  Kilkenny Archaeology  through their work on Kilkenny’s city walls.

Kilkenny city

Above: Kilkenny City Skyline  with  St Mary’s church, City Hall and St Mary’s Cathedral

Under: View of St Canices Cathedral and the round tower in Kilkenny City

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Heritage open day at Kilkenny Castle

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