Ireland isn’t exactly a model of fiscal probity of late. On the other hand, this is pretty cool:
The Irish government will be investing €5.5 million to promote the historical city of Kilkenny as a “must see” tourist destination. [The money will fund] the “Medieval Mile” tourism project for Kilkenny, focusing on three sites – a museum at St Mary’s Church; a Great Garden along the River Nore through the centre of the city and a “medieval mile” visitor experience stretching from Kilkenny Castle to St Canice’s Cathedral.
No word yet on whether Tuileagna O’ Maol Chonaire will have input on the project. And as a Kilkenny-themed bonus, here is a limerick I recall from my childhood:
There once were two cats from Kilkenny
Who thought there was one cat too many.
So they scratched and they bit
And they fought and they fit
‘Til instead of two cats, there weren’t any.