New excavations on the Kilkenny City Walls at Talbot’s tower

Kilkenny Archaeology have been excavating at Talbot’s tower since the beginning of June. The excavations form part of the conservation plan for Kilkenny’s walls and are funded by Kilkenny Borough Council and the Irish Walled Towns Network. Thissecond season of archaeological work on the tower has concentrated on completing the excavations in the town ditch and also the investigation of a curious ‘garden mound’ which covers the roof of the tower. You can read all about the excavations in Progress reports 1, 2 and 3.







Excavations underway on the roof of Talbot’s tower


A selection of the finds recovered from the ‘garden mound’ at Talbot’s tower