Aerial photo of Priory

Kells Priory
Photo courtesy of Ian Doyle, The Heritage Council

Archaeology is the study of past people through the physical traces left by them in the landscape, often in the form of monuments, sites, features or objects.

Archaeology for children

Would you like your children/pupils to learn more about their heritage, and Kilkenny’s archaeology...

Archaeology in Kilkenny

County Kilkenny has a rich archaeological heritage; this wealth is reflected in the approximately...

Conservation Plans

A number of the county’s significant heritage buildings and sites have Conservation Plans which...

Walled Towns

County Kilkenny has a rich medieval heritage which includes a number of walled towns and villages...

Industrial Heritage

Kilkenny has a wealth of industrial heritage sites; sites of past industrial activity.  Although...

Protection of Archaeology

Ireland’s archaeological heritage is protected under the National Monuments Acts 1930 – 2004. Prior...

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