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Araltais in Éirinn
County : Kilkenny
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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The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms on the city hall (image from Facebook)
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