Gowran in county Kilkenny, nationally known today for the sport of kings, still (it is suggested) horse racing, Gowran was for a time the seat of kings, the Kings of Ossory. When the fortunes of the Ossory ruling family the MacGiolla-Phadruig, declined in the 12th century, the town and lands came into the hands of the Norman knight, FitzWalter, the ancestor of the Butler Earls of Ormond. Edward Bruce of Scotland in his essay at power in Ireland captured Gowran in 1317 and during the many battles in the next century against the Norman overlords, Gowran was burned to the ground. It is now a thriving community.

 Activities in Gowran

Golf Courses
Gowran Park Golf Course

Pitch And Put
Gowran Pitch And Putt


 © IrishAbroad.com 2009