Kilkenny



[kil-ken-ee] /kɪlˈkɛn i/

noun
1.
a county in Leinster, in the SE Republic of Ireland. 796 sq. mi. (2060 sq. km).
2.
its county seat.
/kɪlˈkɛnɪ/
noun
1.
a county of SE Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province: mostly agricultural. County town: Kilkenny. Pop: 80 339 (2002). Area: 2062 sq km (796 sq miles)
2.
a market town in SE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Kilkenny: capital of the ancient kingdom of Ossory. Pop: 9500 (latest est)

county in Leinster, Ireland. The county is named for its town, from Irish Cill Chainnigh “Church of (St.) Kenneth.” The story of the Kilkenny cats, a pair of which fought until only their tails were left, is attested from 1807.

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