Talbots Tower…..well worth a look

Looking for somewhere to go during Easter holidays? Why not check out one of Kilkenny cities newly reconstructed and conserved  gems, Talbot’s tower, located on new  street/ Ormonde road.
This tower was built at the point where the south and west walls of Kilkenny met.
It was probably built around 1260 and was designed to protect the city from attack.
Its outward facing arrow loops and its stone roof can still be seen. the overall plan is to create a new city plaza adjacent to the tower and city walls. the marking of the city line walls  project is also ongoing around the city.

Under: view of Tower prior to recent renovation project

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Above :Tower under conservation with the  moat having been excavated

City Talbot Medieval tower restored

 

 

Outer side of impressive City wall and tower. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Under: Narrow access steps viewed from  top of tower Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Top of restored tower. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

 

 

 

Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan officially opening the restored tower in the presence of Kilkenny Mayor Fitzgerald. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful