County Hall, Kilkenny

County Hall (Irish: Halla an Chontae, Cill Chainnigh) is a municipal facility in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland.

County Hall, Kilkenny
Halla an Chontae, Cill Chainnigh
Kilkenny College (postcard c.1920).jpg
County Hall, Kilkenny c.1920
County Hall is located in Ireland
County Hall
County Hall
Location within Ireland
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical style
AddressKilkenny, County Kilkenny
CountryIreland
Coordinates52°39′09″N 7°14′52″W / 52.6525°N 7.2479°W / 52.6525; -7.2479Coordinates: 52°39′09″N 7°14′52″W / 52.6525°N 7.2479°W / 52.6525; -7.2479
Completed1785
Design and construction
ArchitectCharles Vierpyl

HistoryEdit

The original building on the site was commissioned by James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond as the new home for Kilkenny Grammar School and was completed in 1667.[1] The current building, which was designed by Charles Vierpyl in the Neoclassical style to replace the original facility, was completed in 1785.[1] A serious fire engulfed the building and left the roof badly damaged in 1980; pupils and teachers had to move out while major repairs were carried out.[2] It remained the home of what became Kilkenny College until the school moved to modern facilities at McAdoo Hall on the Celbridge House site in 1985.[2] Kilkenny County Council, which had previously been accommodated in offices at John's Green House,[3] moved into the building in 1994.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kilkenny County Hall (Saint John's (kilkenny), Collegepark, County Kilkenny". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kilkenny College head who presided over massive expansion". Irish Times. 15 February 2003. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "The modern era". Ask about Ireland. Retrieved 3 November 2019.