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- We enjoyed visiting the beautiful church and loved the tower climb and view. Enjoyed the whole village.Written 18 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Sitting in the glorious glass pods ,beneath the walls of the Lantern of Ireland and the Augustinian friaryWritten 24 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The famine graveyard is down an old dirt road. There is a sign but it is now overgrown and neglected. The graveyard has no markers, no headstones, not even one name. But underfoot lie the remains of at least 3500 men, women, and children.
It's quiet and secluded and worth a visit to give a thought to those buried there long ago.Written 15 October 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This church is beautiful and very well maintained .
The beauty and deal of the place is second to none .Parking is readily availableWritten 14 August 2017
- A short walk down the medieval mile brings you here. The street is narrow with many old buildings and in the middle is the Tholsel, or tax house.
It's a pity that at the time I visited it was not possible to enter and learn more of what is stood for and how it fitted in to Kilkenny's history.Written 31 May 2022
- This tower was part of the city walls,The information on it is brief but interesting.a nice spot to take a brief rest if you have been sight seeing.pity that you cant get to see the inside though.Written 3 October 2018
- We had a great time during St Canice's Catholic church visit. We took our time to explore every part of that beautiful building.Written 5 February 2020
- Soaring pinnacles are an attractive aspect of this fine church. Completed in the last years of the 19th century it occupies an important location not far from a number of colleges and schools.
A marvellous barrelled dark wooden ceiling is beautiful. It oversees a sweeping nave to the ornate altar area.
Impressive statuary is to be seen including of St. Joseph. Gorgeous stained glass windows bring an atmospheric illumination that suffuses the full space.Written 4 October 2019
- Took this route through the grounds to get into the town, glad I did. It has a beautiful 10 minute walk adjacent to the river, quiet and relaxing, a great place to eat a lunch with a little solitude. Well maintained gardens and an excellent time saver to go from once side of the city to the next.Written 29 August 2016
- The remaining sections of the old Abbey that still stand are closed to the public, barricaded and apparently under repair/restoration when I was allowed to have a look through the access gate. The building dates to circa 1231 when it was founded by the Earl of Pembroke as a base for the Franciscan priests who had arrived in Ireland in 1226. The original structure had various extensions but it seems that most have disappeared to facilitate the expansion of the adjacent brewery. The sacristy was restored and is now an oratory within the brewery. The Abbey was disestablished in 1829 on the death of the last Abbot. My brief look indicated that it was an imposing building for the times, perhaps when repairs/restorations are finalized we can once again admire this medieval building.Written 22 June 2019
- One of the last pieces of the old city walls stretching across the lane just off the main street in Kilkenny.Written 21 October 2019
- The unassuming shopper would never know the history of the hallowed ground beneath their feet except for the Kilkenny Famine Experience. Simply go to customer service and ask for the AV guide. Then follow the signage and take in the juxtaposition of then vs. now. The audio and video guide is engaging and covers a critical piece of Irish history in a historical building.Written 16 September 2023
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