Discover Kilkenny

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O'Brien, Jan 1, 2000 - Kilkenny (Ireland) - 127 pages
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Founded as an Early Christian settlement in the 6th century, Ireland's foremost medieval town, Kilkenny, is one of contrasts - of ancient and modern, of Irish and European culture, of city and provincial town.

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Contents

The History of the City
11
Kilkenny on the eve of the AngloNorman invasion 12 The Anglo
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Renaissance influences 35 City charter 1609 36
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Leisure interests 57 Population decline
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GUIDE TO THE Historic City
71
Kilkenny Castle gardens and demesne 91 Kilkenny
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St Canices Cathedral 106 The Bishops Palace 117 Black
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About the author (2000)

John Bradley is a native of Kilkenny. An archaeologist by profession, he is currently a senior lecturer in modern history at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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