A major application to complete the KKAP project has been lodged with the Heritage Council. A decision is due in January 2009.
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The site is being directed by Maeve Saunderson of Arch-Tech Ltd. and excavations are taking place to facilitate the enlargement of the new courthouse. The waterlogged site has yielded the best preserved archaeological remains ever encountered in the city and thousands of finds have been unearthed. A number of human skeletons were also found, probably […]
The next issue of the ‘Old Kilkenny Review’ , which is due out early December 2008, will carry a preliminary report on the archaeological work that took place between 2005-2007 at the award winning Rothe House garden in advance of its recreation. This was the first time the garden archaeology of an Irish townhouse had […]
This unusual view of Kilkenny dates from the late 19th century and was bought off ebay by local archaeologist Patrick Neary! It is a glass plate photo that seems to have been taken from St. Canice’s tower. It shows the Black Abbey surrounded by cabins and St. Mary’s cathedral. The striking thing about the photo […]