County Kilkenny Ireland
Map of Historic Sites
County Kilkenny Sites:
(map reference) - description.
Aughaviller Round Tower
(C3) - 30 ft. high (stump) with early church
(n/a) - Built in 1350 by the Shortall Family, the abbey is small in size but contains a
wealth of splendid carvings and architectural features.
(n/a) - With rounded turrets, wishing chair and bawn was built in 1495 by the Mountgarret family.
(C2) - 1,035 ft. high summit overlooking the River Barrow
(C2) - Dominican abbey in Kilkenny city, founded by
William Marshall, A.D. 1225.
(D3) - 1,694 ft. high summit with view of Graigunamanagh
and St. Mullins.
(C2) - built by Maurice fitzGerald
about A.D. 1215.
(B3) - Augustinian abbey founded by
the elder about 1215, and the priory later founded by James Butler in the
Carn Dubh Moat
(B1) - reputed burial site of Lughaidh
Mac Con in the 2nd century.
Caves of Dunmore
(C2) - beautiful formations of
stalactite and stalagmite.
(n/a) - 15th century square towerhouse built by the Shortal family.
(C3) - Norman structure with adjoining
(D3) - Cisternian abbey founded in 1215 by
Dunamaggin High Cross
(B3) - 5' 4" high freestone cross.
(A1) - Augustinian priory founded by the
family in the 13th century.
Fertagh Round Tower
(A1) - 100 ft high limestone tower.
(B1) - probably built by the
Anglo-Norman Purcell family.
(C2) - a hilltop fort dating to the 4th century with a
Bronze Age cairn at its center.
(A2) - see St. Lachtain's
(D2) - originally built in 1385 by James,
3rd Earl of Ormonde. Rebuilt in 1415.
(D2) - founded about 1215 A.D.
(C4) - an early Anglo-Norman manor of the
Le Poer family.
(D3) - Augustinian priory founded by
Thomas fitzAnthony about 1215 A.D.
(C3) - Cisternian abbey founded in 1158
by Donnchadh Mac Giolla Phadraig, King of Ossory.
(C3) - Augustinian priory founded by
Geoffrey fitzRobert in 1193.
(C3) - founded around 1200 A.D., the
church contains a stone effigy of a Norman Knight.
(C2) - ancient Celtic church founded
about the 11th century. St. Fiachra's well is nearby.
(C2) - beautifully restored castle, the
ancient home of the Butlers, earls of Ormonde.
Kilkieran High Cross
(B4) - two freestone Ossory high
crosses, beautifully engraved. Other crosses exist
at this site including a 10 ft. high cross.
Killamery High Cross
(B3) - a 9' 3" high cross on an
Kilree High Cross
(C3) - a 7 ft. high granite cross
dating back to early Christian times.
Kilree Round Tower
(C3) - 98 foot high limestone tower,
with granite doorway, intact to the 6th story.
(C3) - Carmelite abbey found in 1356
by James Butler, earl of Ormonde.
Leac An Scailc Romleac
(C3) - Bronze age burial place
including an enormous capstone resting on three huge upright stones.
(B4) - founded in the 13th century, known
for it Gothic doorway.
(B1) - supposed burial place of Heremon,
son of Milesius.
(D4) - Dominican abbey founded by the Grace
and Walshe families about 1267 A.D.
St. Canice's Cathedral
(C2) - beautiful
Hiberno-Romanesque structure founded in the early 13th century.
St. Canice's Round Tower
(C2) - 100 foot high, 10th
century tower next to the cathedral.
St. Francis Abbey
(C2) - Franciscan abbey founded around
1231 A.D. by Richard Marshall.
St. John's Priory
(C2) - Augustinian priory built about
St. Lachtain's Church
(A2) - beautiful 12th century
church with Hiberno-Romanesque porch and doorway.
St. Mary's Cathedral
(C2) - A Gothic cathedral
consecrated by Dr. Walshe, Bishop of Ossory in 1857.
St. Mullin's Church
(D3) - in Carlow, dates from the 7th
(C2) - see Kilferagh.
(C3) - ancient Celtic church.
(A2) - probably a Bronze Age burial site,
once containing a great cairn.
(C3) - founded by Thomas fitzAnthony
in the early 13th century.
(C4) - 966 ft. summit with view of Waterford
city and harbor.
Tullaherin Round Tower
(C2) - 100 ft high tower
partially fallen at the top with an old Celtic church adjoining.
(B4) - built in 1185 by Prince John
List and map compiled and contributed by Dennis Walsh
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