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"Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore" ~ Kilkenny Castle dates back to 1213 when it was built on the River Nore for the 4th Earl of Pembroke. The castle was later owned by the Butlers of Ormonde for over six centuries until abandoning it during the 1930’s depression. The Butlers were Earls, Marquesses and Dukes. The 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormonde eventually sold the castle to the government in the 1960s for the token amount £50 so that it could be restored and opened to visitors.
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