On the One Hand…

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.

 

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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One Response to On the One Hand…

  1. Javahead says:

    Beautiful city, Kilkenny. Though one of my best memories wasn’t the big attractions, but sitting at the end of the bar in a small pub on a rainy weekday night, drinking stout and listening to a pair of local musicians.

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