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Tory Hill - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Tory Hill, Baunnageloge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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About Tory Hill

Tory Hill rising to a height of 292 metres above sea level, is said to have derived its name from an outlaw named Edmund Den, who flourished in this locality around the year 1700. There is a pattern held each year on Tory Hill on the second Sunday of July. This is locally called 'Tory Hill Sunday' and 'Frocchans Sunday'. It never was a religious celebration, but merely consisted of the people of the neighbourhood gathering to pick the wild berries called 'Frocchans'.

Attractions Near Tory Hill

Poulanassy Waterfall
Poulanassy Waterfall5.12km from Tory Hill

A beautiful waterfall situated south of Ballyknockbeg, northeast of Carrigatubbrid Wood. . The fall stands on the Pollanassa River - the name of the fall comes from Poll an Easa, meaning the 'pool of the waterfall' or 'bathing place'. It is popular with locals and visitors.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge8.96km from Tory Hill

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the river Barrow which opened last year has won the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award. It is one of the highest distinctions awarded by IABSE and recognises, in different regions of the world, some of the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures. Sustainability and respect of the environment is also an important factor.

The Kennedy Homestead
The Kennedy Homestead9.81km from Tory Hill

The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty which is still farmed by his descendants. Visit our state of the art interpretative exhibit which explores the circumstances of Patrick Kennedy’s departure from Ireland in 1848 and pieces together the story of the most famous Irish-American family through the 20th century to the present day.

Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen
Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen11.12km from Tory Hill

Leac an Scail, is one of the tallest and most spectacular examples of a portal dolmen in Ireland, it is located near Knocktopher in County Kilkenny. It has been constructed using a large capstone resting on two large portal stones and a pillow stone resting on a backstone. It is now a visitor attraction and there are so many tourists arriving day by day.

The Ros Tapestry
The Ros Tapestry13.29km from Tory Hill

The Ros Tapestry Project is a major community arts and history project centered on the town of Wexford, Ireland. The project is dedicated to producing a tapestry in fifteen panels which tells the story of the coming of the Normans to Ireland in the 12th century and the foundation of the port and town of New Ross at the beginning of the 13th century. Each tapestry panel is approximately four and a half feet deep (1.5m) by six feet (1.8m) wide and tells of a unique aspect of the epic story.

John F Kennedy Arboretum
John F Kennedy Arboretum13.37km from Tory Hill

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum on the Hook Head Peninsula at New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, is a park under public administration. It covers a massive 252 hectares on the summit and southern slopes of Slieve Coillte and contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world. There are 200 forest plots grouped by continent.

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County Kilkenny is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Kilkenny. There are so many things to see and do here.