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Black Freren Town Wall and Gate
 

County

Kilkenny

Coordinates

N 52° 39' 16.2"   W 007° 15' 22.5"

Nearest town

Kilkenny

Grid Ref.

S 50387 56139

Map No.

67

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

56

Date of visit

Monday 17 June 2013

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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Looking towards southwest at the town gate.


In Kilkenny city there's a small and narrow old town gate hidden in one the side streets from Parliament Street, Abbey Street. What remains of this town gate is an archway and a segment of wall between a row of old houses and a new estate with a car park.
Where the new houses are there was a long section of the original town wall which was demolished to allow the contruction of the estate.
The passage of the archway is aligned northeast-southwest (60°-240°).
The name of the town gate, Black Freren, stands for Black Friars, the other name of the Dominican friars, so called for the colour of their cloaks.
At the end of the street where the gate is there's the Black Abbey of Kilkenny.
A beautiful white and ginger cat came along while we were looking at the town gate and asked for strokes.


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