Known as the "Marble City" because of quarrying nearby, Kilkenny city is full of historic charm and charisma. It is filled with cobbled streets, craft shops and lively pubs. It is also known as the hub of Irish design, arts and crafts.
Kilkenny Castle dates back to 1213, built by the Normans, but has been occupied by several families since. A one thousand year old Round Tower sits on a site beside St Canice's Cathedral. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy 360 degree views of Kilkenny city.
The limestone caves at Dunmore are famous for a Viking massacre in 928 and consist of a series of chambers filled with calcite formations. The towns of Callan and Castlecomer are also places of importance and history.
The county is chock-a-block with pristine primary and secondary schools, sports clubs of every kind, cultural and social amenities that really make it a perfect place to put down roots.
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