The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) is a national initiative to identify, record and evaluate the post 1700 architectural heritage of Ireland. The NIAH had identified over 2000 structures in County Kilkenny; see the NIAH, Buildings of Ireland, website. Kilkenny County Council uses this survey when assessing and revising the Record of Protected Structures.
Historic gardens and designed landscapes are of natural heritage, architectural, landscape, cultural and historical importance. In addition, they are often the t setting of a Protected Structure. The NIAH has carried out a preliminary survey of historic gardens and designed landscapes. A total of 196 potential historic gardens and designed landscape sites in County Kilkenny were identified. For further information visit the NIAH Buildings of Ireland website, and for queries in relation to architectural heritage contact the Conservation Office of Kilkenny County Council.