Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse

Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse

Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse

Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse
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Lowney73
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Must visit
Jan 2020 • Friends
Staff were absolutely amazing and knowledgeable about the jails history. They recommend a great restaurant for us too. Overall it was a great experience.
Written 28 January 2020
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Margaret S
Milton, FL84 contributions
Large
Sep 2019
This is really a very large old building that used to be the jail and courthouse. It sits right downtown in Kilkenny centre. There is a plaque to the left of the building that explains it's history. Make sure you read it.
Written 4 October 2019
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permia
Ireland37,185 contributions
Stately construct still in use
Sep 2019
A long and eventful history is one of the sterling attractions of this imposing construct. A vista from across the street viewing its full profile is marvellous.

Originally the site of a castle in the 1200s it underwent various changes down the centuries. It has long been the location for a jail and a courthouse was instigated in the latter half of the 1700s.

It continues to serve as a courthouse.
Written 27 September 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia4,995 contributions
From castle to courthouse
May 2019 • Couples
The courthouse was previously Grace's Castle, erected in 1210 as a townhouse for the wealthy Grace family. It was converted to a prison in 1566 and became the courthouse in 1792. Heady history, but unfortunately we had to make do with viewing the front as the building and the modern additions behind are used for sittings of the Circuit and District Courts.
Written 22 June 2019
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Kay B
Michigan25 contributions
Walking the ghost tour
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is one of the stops on the ghost tour. The history of the building is informative when you have a good guide. Thanks "joe"
Written 24 September 2018
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JAJAYtravellers
Bathurst, Australia237 contributions
Such History
Apr 2018 • Couples
It was delight to see so many of the old buildings in this city, the history is amazing and they have been well maintained for the age of them.
Written 28 May 2018
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Chillaxer1979
Sligo, Ireland71 contributions
Need to go back
Aug 2017 • Couples
I would love if this was more accessible and more information available about it. It has a plaque outside but I think that the walls could tell far more given this buildings varied history. It is so accessible in terms of its location that i think it could be made far more of.
Written 6 August 2017
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lkidd1234
West Bloomfield, MI33 contributions
Interesting part of the city
Jul 2017
Stories make the building interesting. We passed by the building on our first walk, but returned after reading and hearing more stories about it.
Written 25 July 2017
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,353 contributions
Ancient still in use
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is right on the low road and dates back centuries. In spite of the age it is still in use and is interesting to see.
Written 15 June 2017
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the truth
Kenilworth82 contributions
Nice building
May 2017 • Couples
Worth the effort nice old building you can imagine what it must of been like the old prison bars can be seen from the front of the building
Written 23 May 2017
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