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A new archaeological park for Kilkenny's City Walls is nearing completion at Talbot's Tower, Ormonde Road. Talbot's Tower and its adjoining walls are the best preserved section of the city's medieval defences but they are also one of the most vulnerable since sections collapsed in 1989. For this reason the area has been a key priority for Kilkenny Borough Council's City Walls steering committee and in 2006 work began on a flagship conservation project to stabilise the building, restore the fallen walls and present the tower as a public amenity.

This is one of the most important archaeological initiatives ever undertaken on any of Ireland's Town Walls and has provided an immense amount of new information about the origins, development and use of the defences over the entire history.


 Please click on this link to view an outline of the works carried out to date.

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