County Kilkenny, in southeastern Ireland, is known for its medieval monastic ruins. These include the 12th-century Kells Priory, an Augustinian complex surrounded by fortified walls. The county capital, also called Kilkenny, has more medieval buildings, including Kilkenny Castle, remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive grounds. St. Canice’s Cathedral has a 9th-century round tower offering panoramic views.
Area: 2,073 km²
Population: 99,232 (2016)
County of Kilkenny: by 1610
Points of interest: Kilkenny Castle, MORE