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Is Kilkenny a city?

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I grew up on High Street and was always aware that I lived in Ye Faire City, one of our favourite illegal watering holes was the snug in The Marble City with it's hand escap route down the back stairs to Kytler\'s, but we always met our friends 'on the town' or 'down the town' and we spent a lot of our free time walking up and down the town, in our
Thursday, December 15, 2004 at 03:33:23 (EDT)
Does anyone know the where abouts of a Johnny Dooley. His older brother hurled for St. Kierans in the late 80's. Johnny also went to St Kierans. I think he was from near Thomastown???
Birr, Co.Offaly - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 03:54:39 (EDT)
Some images of Marble City Bar from the 1980's Best Giaco

Giaco <dark786[at]>
London - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 05:44:54 (EDT)
I see James Taylor has been confirmed for the Smithwicks Source festival on July 18th.
Kilkenny - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 04:47:13 (EDT)
Great site well done
kkcat <>
Kilkenny - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 03:36:58 (EST)
Up Galway!! 0-18 to 1-12.
Galway - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 16:54:24 (EST)
Up tipp! I agree if Kilkenny can be considered a city then why not any other town be considered one. And yes including thurles! Up tipp
tipperary - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 04:56:46 (EST)
jill r. <ryan[at]>
kk - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 09:22:39 (EST)
The dates and acts for the Rhythm 'n' Roots festival 2004 are out. Check out the 'Festivals' link to your left.
Galway - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 04:33:36 (EST)
Interesting fact: Kilkenny is Ireland's only inland city, and yes it is a city. Thanks to the comedians in Tipperary suggesting that Thurles is comparable to Kilkenny, its always good to laugh!
Greg <greg.good[at]>
Kilkenny - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 10:51:39 (EST)
does ne 1 no siobhan macarty from kilkenny
sean Walsh
cork - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 16:21:06 (EST)
Is Kilkenny a city?
- Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 13:43:12 (EST)
Go on Thurles we could be a city anyday.
Philip Mc
tipperary - thurles - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 10:31:04 (EST)
Soz to dissapoint u kilkenny but u are no means a city a meager county twn if anythin u need at least 50000 people 2 be considered a city & only Dub Cork d great galway City & limerick make the cut!
James <jammyd20[at]>
Galway - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 19:51:30 (EST)
Well done to DJ and the lads. Kilkenny hurling is the best.
Tom P.
Kilkenny - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 12:53:02 (EDT)
Good luck to the Kilkenny lads in the all Ireland Hurling final 2003. The cup will be back where it belongs.
Tom P.
Kilkenny - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 18:58:08 (EDT)
I see Shania Twain's got top billing at the Smithwicks Source in Nowlan park. Roll on July 5th.
John P.
Laois - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 18:07:17 (EDT)

And speaking of glorious Kilkenny city, how about that great band at Cleere's on May 2nd, The Mendoza Line?!? And how about that PHENOMENAL drummer, Sean Fogarty!! (Kathy Fogarty, Sean's Mom)

Kathleen Fogarty <katfoge[at]>
NYState/USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 15:36:05 (EDT)
Went to see Buddy Miller at the Ormonde as part of the Rhythm 'n' Roots festival. He was half an hour late starting but his performance made up for it. He rocks and so does Kilkenny.
Dublin - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 19:32:51 (EDT)
Your site is very useful and nice designed. Greetings.
diseņo web Barcelona
- Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 22:01:32 (EDT)
Greg Trooper is going set the festival alight. You have been warned. ps why no Dublin show? Never mind Kilkenny just fine.
Dave Sully
Dublin - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 06:28:31 (EDT)
Well done. Keep up the good work.
Bill T.
Wicklow - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 06:24:16 (EDT)
I am a Cork man who moved to Kilkenny as a child. Of course Kilkenny is a city and a brilliant one at that. Fantastic website but what about mentioning Johnstown (where I am from) in the links section. Get working on it.
Mike McCarthy <mikeandviv[at]>
I love Kilkenny City, Town, Village, Hamlet, whatever, it's just a nice place to unwind after being wound up. Nice website, you were a work in progress for a good while, but you got it right.
Jack Langton <JackLangton[at]>
Staten Ireland, New York -
Thank you for producing such a down to earth site. As a writer I can tell you are a skilled communicator. Thanks again.
Communication Skills
Kilkenny is a rubbish town... and that's all it is, a town. It will never be a city like Dublin, Cork or Limerick.
Shawn Hockey <reverent[at]>
kildare -
I'm looking forward to the Rhythm & Roots festival on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Bill T.
Anyone know who's playing Nowlan park this year? They'll do well to top Paul Simon, Van Morrison and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Kilkenny in July - who could beat that?
Galway -
The Last time I was in Killkenny I got engaged and I am still happily married after eight years
Martin Murphy <m_murph_2000[at]>
west midlands -
Hell no its not a city. Its the towniest town ive ever seen and i should know because i live in the TOWN center.
Orla O'Shea <orlopolo[at]>
Kilkenny -
Hi to you and your guests. I can see what a great job you've done here. Great job!!!
Cynthia Lasik
Hi there. Just wanted to say I like what you did with your site. You did a great job. none.
Teresa James <teresa_james36[at]>
If it was us instead of Clare in the final it would have been a different story. Roll on 2003.
BT <bt[at]>
Galway -
Hello! Thank you for letting me sign your guestbook and thank you for your website. Glad you are here.
8th September 2002 - a great day for Kilkenny hurling.
Bill <bill[at]>
Hi to you and your guests. My name is Jazz (Mom liked jazz music).
Kilkenny is of course THE MARBLE CITY...have you nonbelievers ever spent some time there in this wonderful mediaeval oasis full of history and culture?????? Why do the tourists visit again again??? I rest my cast....
Kate <svenskakatie[at]>
Sweden -
My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book.
Kilkenny would have held on to its City status if the goverment would share some of the multinational business with us, instead of giving it all to Kildare and Waterford... It is true that most Kildare people would be still planting spuds and most Waterford people would be still wondering why they only have one bridge... if they did'nt have investment, but Kilkenny held its own without any real help, we have the bars... well the best bars..and of course the castle to keep us going... and of course the best looking women... pity about the men though... I'm going out with someone from NAVAN.; that of course is a whole other story.... dont start him on about the ROAD!!!!
Miss C. Catsssss
Kilkenny -
Thanks for the information- very helpful.
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Carlovian <carlovianlad[at]>
Kilkenny -
of course kilkenny is a city. Its got everything for someone and everyone that lives there know it is a city!!!!! Catherine
cat <catsmaher[at]>
kilkenny -
course you are a bloody city, stupid dub's think that Dublin is the only city in Ireland just cause they can't find their way there.. deadly city I say
Who cares.
Sean O'Brien <sobrien[at]>
Carlow -
Kilkenny is a city of course, very few people in it but its been round as long a most others. I agree with my name sake above.
deco <Declan[at]>
Armagh - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 12:37:43 (GMT)
Strictly speaking Kilkenny is indeed a city because it has a city charter. I don't think anyone should dispute that. In terms of population it isn't really a city. In fact on an international scale few urban centres in Ireland can be really called cities. There are really only Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and possibly Galway that would be called cities in any other European country. I visited Kilkenny a number of times and found the lack of shops and the smallness of the central retail district very small indeed compared to Wexford which has a smaller population (17,000 is the official figure within the town boundary) but more and bigger shops. While we're on the subject I have a gripe about Waterford. Why must any importent industry and administration in the "south-east" always be located in Waterford? Also Wexford is a much nicer town and yet where is the government planning to carry out major development in the "south-east" over the next few years. Carlow!! For Christ's sake! I rest my case.
Alan <"Ailin.OSuilleabhain[at]">
Wexford - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 19:24:01 (GMT)
There are obviously a lot of Jealous Towns out there, bur accept it. Whats all this crap about Thurles -- its a small hick town.
John <jd2212ie>
Kilkenny - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 14:55:01 (GMT)
Yes folkes, Kilkenny are City Folk, would't you know just to drive through it. Ann, Half Kilkenny/Half Galway
Ann Varley <ajvarley[at]>
Kilkenny/Galway -
What's the hurling got to do with it? Anyway, there are only 5 cities in Ireland: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. If having a cathedral is a sign of being a city then Tuam is one!
Siobhan Nolan <snolan[at]>
Galway - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 13:02:43 (GMT)
Come on. Thurles is more of a city than Kilkenny. At least we won the hurling.
J.P. O'Dwyer <jpod[at]>
Tipperary - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 23:26:08 (GMT)
Would you all just stop this ridiculous nonsense?It's not called the Medieval CITY and the Marble CITY for nothing you know!!Kilkenny is a city.
Kilkenny - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 16:00:18 (GMT)
I don't know what you guys are on about. Of course Kilkenny is a city- the Confederate of 1492 confers this status and to take it away would be wrong. I love Kilkenny and their unstoppable hurling team
Timmy <tim1[at]>
America - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 22:06:17 (GMT)
Its scandlous prices in Kilkenny CITY for B&B - can anyone recommend a decent B&B for 18th&19TH for four people who would rather spend their hard earned cash in the pubs instead??? There's a pint in it for you if you can!
- Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 15:50:15 (GMT)
Thurles is Fantastic and is worthy of city as well as Home Of Hurling status! See ye Sept 9th!!
Tipperary - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 12:45:33 (GMT)
Is, was and always will be, was even a city ever before Dublin was. Unfortunately no bus service though!!! I wonder is the price of property anything to do with it??? or local grants???
Declan Lynch <deckylynch[at]>
kilkenny - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 22:04:19 (GMT)
Kilkenny is not a city. What has it got that makes it a city? Does anyone know? I don't think so. Tipperary for the All Ireland. Come on Tipp.
gerard ryan <gerardryan4[at]>
tipperary - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 05:16:35 (GMT)
Most of the shops CLOSE at lunchtime, sounds more like a provincial town than a city to me.
brid barron
- Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 17:16:01 (GMT)
i've to kilkenny a few times while i was dating a girl from c/o kilkenny and i loved it over their and have plans to move back their
peter atkinson <peteatkinson2001[at]yahoo>com>
manchester - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 14:44:04 (GMT)
Kilkenny was a city befor Ireland and it is the medieval capital of Ireland Of course its a City and it would be a Joke if the government demoted it to a town. Its been a chartered city for over 400 years and its nearly as big as Galway.
Deirdre Burke <deirdreburke3[at]>
Galway City - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 10:50:40 (GMT)
How come there are no comments from Kilkenny people on this notice board?
Bill <bt[at]>
Dublin - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 00:44:56 (GMT)
Athlone isnt a city, not yet anyways. But along with Sligo it should be developed into one in the next couple of years. But come on Thurles??? What kinda crap is that!!
Ray <r.egan[at]>
Westmeath - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 01:41:50 (GMT)
Ah would you stop this bickering..... Killkenny, Athlone and Thurles fall way short of being a city. Up Limerick, the city of the ancient walls, now there is a city to be proud of.
Limerick - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 01:22:57 (GMT)
I'd like to propose Athlone. Why not?If the people of Thurlse think Thurles should be.
John O'Brien <Johno[at]>
Westmeath - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 22:02:20 (GMT)
I would like to propose that using the same guidelines Thurles is also a city.
tim <tim>
tipperary - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 16:00:25 (GMT)
How does it qualify as a city, i.e. what are the official requirements of being a city?
Paddy Reilly <paddyreilly99[at]>
Leitrim - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 17:48:43 (GMT)
What's the debate. Of course it's a city.
Galway - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 17:16:53 (GMT)
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