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

Talbots Tower deconstruction plate 1
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Above :Tower under conservation with the  moat having been excavated