KILKENNY CASTLE AND GROUNDS - MAY 2016

KILKENNY CASTLE AND GROUNDS

Kilkenny Castle is a castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. It was a symbol of Norman occupation and in its original thirteenth-century condition it would have formed an important element of the defences of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on the Parade.

The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 and the castle and grounds are now managed by the Office of Public Works. The gardens and parkland adjoining the castle are open to the public. The Parade Tower is a conference venue. Awards and conferring ceremonies of the graduates of "Kilkenny Campus" of National University of Ireland, Maynooth have been held there since 2002.

The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 001
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The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 003
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 004
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 005
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 006
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 007
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The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 009
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 010
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 011
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 012
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 013
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 014
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 015
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 016
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 017
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 018
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 019
The property was transferred to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for £50 020
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