A 17th century description of city of Kilkenny lies in a manuscript called De Ossoriensi Dioescesi, which was a tract on the diocese of Ossary believed to be written by David Rothe the Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossary.
However, Kilkenny does not have a city council, as according to the Local Government Act 2001 there are only five cities in Ireland: Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway. This move upset many of the inhabitants of Kilkenny and local politicians and so a provision was added to the act to allow for “the continued use of the description city in relation to Kilkenny, to the extent that that description was used before the establishment day”.
Mount Juliet Golf Club
Mount Juliet Golf Club: is a a premier golfing venue and an 18 hole golf course just 4.5km form Carrickmourne House B&B.
St. Canice’s Cathedral
St. Canice’s Cathedral and round tower around which Kilkenny developedKilkenny is the anglicised version of the Irish Cill Chainnigh, meaning Cell or Church of Cainneach or Canice. This probably relates to the church and round tower, now St. Canice’s Cathedral, which was built in honour of St. Canice.
The city shield as carved on the Tholsel Kilkenny is a popular tourist destination in Ireland. Well regarded for its cultural life, it has always tended to attract culturally aware visitors. Art galleries, historic buildings, craft and design workshops, theatre, comedy, public gardens and museums are some of main reasons Kilkenny has become one of Ireland’s most visited towns and a popular base to explore the surrounding countryside.
Points of interest within the city and its environs include Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kells Priory, Kilkenny Town Hall, Black Abbey and Jerpoint Abbey.