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The 1922 Siege of Kilkenny Castle

Price

Free of charge

Dates

30/04/2022
3:00 pm

Location

Kilkenny Castle

 

To mark the centenary anniversary of the siege of Kilkenny Castle in 1922, OPW-Kilkenny Castle is hosting a talk by Eamonn Kiely.

On the morning of 2nd May 1922, at the unreasonable hours of 5.30am, George Butler, Earl of Ossory, was awakened by his butler and informed that the Republicans had taken the Castle.

Two months before the official beginning of the Civil War, Kilkenny became the centre of a gun battle between the Free State Army and Anti Treaty Republicans.

Eamonn Kiely will relate the events that took place during the siege of Kilkenny Castle and around the city.

Eamonn served for thirty eight years in the Army, reaching the rank of Commandant and is a former guide with Kilkenny Castle.

This event is free but registration is essential, click on the following link to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-1922-siege-of-kilkenny-castle-tickets-321242453827

Image: 📷 NLI Lawrence collection

This Event will take place at The Parade Tower.

Contact

The Parade
Kilkenny City
R95 YRK1

056 770 4100

Getting Here

Located in Kilkenny City

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