County Kilkenny

Kilkenny ( Irish: Cill Chainnigh ) is a county ( county ) in the southeast of Ireland Leinster in the region. It is named after the largest city located in their Kilkenny.


The county is characterized by a fertile basin, which flows through the rivers Suir, Nore and Barrow. In the West, Slieveradagh Hills lie. Almost 90 % of the land is used for agriculture.


In 1171, the area was conquered by the Anglo-Normans. The county was established in 1210. The city of Kilkenny was the capital of the Kingdom of Ossory.


In about two -thirds of the agricultural area of the county cattle breeding (sheep, cattle and pigs). The Agriculture covers the cultivation of barley and wheat. There are textile, furniture, canning and brewing industry. Between the 16th and 18th centuries there was in the county of lead, iron ore and coal mining.


Kilkenny forms, together with the County Carlow a constituency which sent five representatives to the Irish parliament ( Dáil Éireann ); The last election took place in 2011.

The distribution of seats in the County Council after the local elections of June 5, 2009:


  • Kilkenny
  • Callan
  • Castlecomer
  • Thomastown
  • Piltown
  • Graiguenamanagh
  • Ballyragget
  • Moneenroe
  • Clogh
  • Pollrone


  • Aghaviller, Church and Round Tower
  • Ballylarkin, Church
  • Burn Church, Castle
  • Callan Augustinian Priory, Market House, St Mary's Church
  • Clara Castle
  • Clonamery Church
  • Dolmen of Kilmogue
  • Dungarvan Churchyard
  • Dunnamaggan Church and Cross
  • Dunmore Cave
  • Duiske Abbey
  • Farnogue Court tomb
  • Freshford Church
  • Gowran, Castle and St Mary's Church,
  • Jerpoint Abbey
  • Kells Priory
  • Kilree Celtic Cross and Round Tower
  • Knockroe passage tomb
  • Tullaherin round tower