"City Status" Kilkenny Local Custom Tip by orlikins

Kilkenny Local Customs: 7 reviews and 10 photos

There's a bit of a hoo-ha about Kilkenny's city status. By rights it is really too small by most standards to be even considered as a city, as its population is only about 30,000. Yet it was granted City Status by King James in 1609 (at the time Kilkenny was a powerful Norman city) but it hasnt grown as much as would be expected since. There has been talk of deregulating Kilkenny to 'Town' Status under a new Local Government Bill, which has caused a lot of controversy in Kilkenny but nowhere else :)

Now Barryg23 doesnt agree with me, but he's biased anyway ;))

Website: http://www.kilkenny.ie

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2002
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