Piltown

Near the Kilkenny-Tipperary, and therefore the Munster-Leinster, border, the engaging long village of Piltown is attractively presented. It is nationally famous in recent years for the presence of the Kildalton Agricultural College. Research Station and agricultural exhibition arena and was previously a Catholic seminary. The present Garda (police) barracks was the former 19th century Market House built by the Lord Bessborough. The Ponsonby who lost his life in the Napoleonic Wars is commemorated in the Sham castle. The strange interaction of the Norman and Irish races, their culture and values, lend an eloquent message from the year 1462. A battle took place at Piltown that year over the seemingly remote succession in England.

 Activities in Piltown

Pleasure Cruising
Inland Waterways Association Of Ireland

 


 
 
 
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