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Laois Caravan and Camping

Clondouglas,Mountrath Road, Portlaois, County Laois
Laois, Kilkenny County
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What to See in Kilkenny

The city is famous for its many medieval buildings and has been referred to as the "Marble City" for centuries. The black stone with decorative white fossils that forms the backbone of many of Kilkenny's fine buildings was quarried locally, particularly from the Black Quarry located by the roadside, one mile south of the city, past the castle.

An exposed rock face can still be seen from the road. Kilkenny Marble or Black Marble was exported to all corners of the British Empire.

The city is dominated by both Kilkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedral, the latter built beside an excellent example of a well-preserved Round Tower. The Church of Ireland Cathedral is named after Saint Canice, who also gave his name to the town (Cill Chainnigh is Irish for "Church of Canice"). Also of note is the Dominican 'Black Abbey', founded in 1225, lying just off Parliament Street.

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

First weekend in June annually. An annual comedy festival. It was first held in 1995 and usually runs over the first weekend in June. Many famous faces have appeared at it over the years including Bill Murray, Lewis Black, Rich Hall, Dom Irrera, Mike Wilmot, Dan Castellaneta, Doug Stanhope and David Cross. The festival includes stand-up comedy performances and has a film component called Kitty Flicks.There is also a traditional soccer match held on the Sunday afternoon between the Irish comedians and those from the rest of the world. 


Modified: 2007-04-12 14:10:48+02
Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Kilkenny, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny

 
 

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A view of Kilkenny Castle, the city was also the location of an Irish Parliament and is Ireland's smallest city.Saint Mary's cathedralKilkenny Castle

A view of Kilkenny Castle, the city was also the location of an Irish Parliament and is Ireland's smallest city.

A view of Kilkenny Castle, the city was also the location of an Irish Parliament and is Ireland's smallest city.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Kilkenny, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny

 


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