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County Kilkenny

Kilkenny is an inland county situated in southeast part of Ireland and is said it has some of the most beautiful countrysides in this region. Green rolling hills form the border and gently slides to the wavy limestone plain in the center, diversified by pleasant landscapes of River Nore valleys. The River Suir creates the border with County Waterford, and the River Barrow forms the border with Counties Carlow and Wexford. An excellent way to explore the landscapes of County Kilkeny is to follow The South Leinster Way (National Waymarked Trail), which starts in Kildavin (Co Carlow) and finishs in Carrick-on-Suir (Co Tipperary). The county town, Kilkenny has Ireland's most preserved Medieveal town centre, and together with Castle and Cathedral are real gems of Irish architecture. The whole county Kilkenny has numerous ancient sites including megalithic tombs as Kilmogue Dolmen, Iron Age fortifications, inscribed stones, medieval high crosses, castles, and abbeys as Jerpoint or Kells Priory. Co Kilkenny also offers a one of the best Ireland's golf courses.The course was designed by famous golfer Jack Nicklaus and are situated on the grounds of The Mount Juliet Estate (near Thomstown), which also includes the Georgian Manor House (now hotel) and stud, one of the most advanced equestrian centers in the country.

Interesting places in county Kilkenny

Kilmogue Dolmen

Kilmogue Dolmen

southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny

Kilmogue Dolmen (or Harristown Dolmen) is located about 7 km north-east of Mullinavat Town in County Kilkenny (short distance off M9 motorway). It is also known as "Leac an Scail" what means "the stone of the hero". The exact date of construction is unknown, but dates back at least to 3000 BC. It's made of granite, and its portal stones are around 3.7m high...   more info and photos

Kilfane Church

Kilfane Church

southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny

Kilfane Church is located about 5 km north east from Thomastown in County Kilkenny. The ruins which survived to this day, dates from the 14th or 15th century but also some features from older structure are still visible. A 13th century sedilia near the altar is believed to have come from an earlier church. Defensive tower adjoining the church had residentia...   more info and photos

St. Mary Church, Gowran

St. Mary Church, Gowran

southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny

The Saint Mary's Collegiate Church is situated in the centre of Gowran village in County Kilkenny. The church was built in 1225 and is believed that at that time it was the only known church in Ireland with square tower in the centre. Over the centuries many changes has undergone . In the 15th century tower was strengthened and raised, and the battlements ...   more info and photos

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny

Jerpoint is ruined Cistercian abbey located about 2 km southwest of Thomastown (road R448), in County Kilkenny. Abbey was founded probably by Donal MacGillapatrick King of Ossory, around 1160. The monks of the Cistercian Order from Baltinglass Abbey (Co Wicklow) moved there around the 1180 and probably then much of the construction was completed. Jerpoint A...   more info and photos