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1. (Placename) a county of SE Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province: mostly agricultural. County town: Kilkenny. Pop: 80 339 (2002). Area: 2062 sq km (796 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a market town in SE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Kilkenny: capital of the ancient kingdom of Ossory. Pop: 9500 (latest est)


(kɪlˈkɛn i)

1. a county in Leinster, in the SE Republic of Ireland. 73,094; 796 sq. mi. (2060 sq. km).
2. its county seat. 9466.
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The news comes as the firm officially opened a [euro]2million shared services centre at Danville Business Park in Kilkenny city.
Mr O'Connell was taken to St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny city. A postmortem will take place at University Hospital Waterford.
In Division One, Ladbrokes are taking a chance with their 7-4 quote about Kilkenny City beating Athlone Town at home.
A written guarantee on the safety of staff and pupils at Kilkenny City Vocational School, has been given by Co Kilkenny Vocational Educational Committee (VEC).
The drama unfolded at 6am on Wednesday when an ambulance crew based in Carlow town received a 999 call to bring a woman who had gone into labour to St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny city, 38km away.
ONE of Kilkenny City's oldest churches is to be taken over by the local council.
THERE are fears that the ritual slaughter of animals is being carried out in Kilkenny City.
A vehicle, which was stolen in Kilkenny city last week, was chased 33km to New Ross where it rammed two Garda cars and hit two parked cars.
The Showhouse chal lenge is in Kilkenny city at The Weir View.