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County : Kilkenny

Arms (crest) of Kilkenny

Official blazon

Argent a castle of three towers, the centre one the tallest and topped with a spire, on each of the others a man issuant shooting an arrow from a bow, in the doorway in the centre a man bearing a cudget in the dexter hand all proper; on a mount in base vert a lion passant guardant gules.


The arms were officially granted on January 22, 1976.

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Arms (crest) of Kilkenny

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Kilkenny

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms (crest) of Kilkenny

The arms on the city hall (image from Facebook)

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