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Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse

12 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Need to go back

I would love if this was more accessible and more information available about it. It has a plaque... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Sligo, Ireland
Interesting part of the city

Stories make the building interesting. We passed by the building on our first walk, but returned... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Linda F
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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“old building” (2 reviews)
“plaques” (4 reviews)
“robertson” (2 reviews)
12 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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...More

Thank chillaxer1979
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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.

1  Thank Jotum
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Am M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It is more interesting from the outside than the inside. The interior of the building is a modern operational local courthouse with not a lot to see as it carries on it's daily business. The outside face of the building does however maintain a sense...More

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1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is not really very much to see, but it is interesting how the house has been used in the most different ways. Have a look outside when you pass.

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Originally built as a town house belonging to influential Grace family. thus it is also known as 'Graces Old Castle'. It was yielded to the crown for use as a 'Sheire Gaol' in 1566 at which time it must have been rebuilt. It became a...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice to see even if its just walking by. Lots of history and stories here. You are not able to go in but it is still worth a quick visit.

Thank JulieatSibu
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is worth walking through, but you need some historical perspective before you go in or it's a waste.

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

While walking around Kilkenny this is an interesting sight. Many bars on the Windows. Great view and plaques from the outside. Interesting to take a photo.

Thank Daniel S
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