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Posted by: Joseph Kelly | February 12, 2018 | No Comment |

A county full of rich medieval history, Ireland’s second largest monastery, and the home of James Hoban, the architect of the White House in Washington, D.C., county Kilkenny sits in the southeast of Ireland in province Leinster. From the years

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

1641 to 1649, Kilkenny was the capital city of Ireland until Cromwell led conquest of Ireland. On its lands of green lay thirteen castles, and a round tower dating back to the 9th century. The oldest house in Kilkenny dates back to the Neolithic era. Today, this county is well known for its GAA Hurling team, being considered as one of Ireland’s “Big Three”, having won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship a record thirty-five times. It also hosts Ireland’s premier comedy festivals, the Kilkenny“Cat Laughs”. Though a quieter county in Ireland, there are plenty of sights to see and rich history to take in, and you can do all of it while enjoying a pint of the county’s own famous beer- the Kilkenny beer.

—by Emma Chamberlain

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