Kilkenny has a wealth of industrial heritage sites - sites of past industrial activity. This includes sites and machinery relating to extractive industries (e.g. mines and quarries), manufacturing (e.g. corn and textile mills), service industries (e.g. main drainage, water supply, gas, electricity), power (windmills, watermills, steam engines) and transport and communications (e.g. roads, bridges, railways, canals, harbours, airfields). Although some of this heritage extends back to prehistoric times, most of what now survives relates to the last 250 years, the period during which Ireland became progressively industrialised. "An Industrial Archaeology Survey of County Kilkenny" (1990) was commissioned by Kilkenny County Council and this identified significant sites which have since been added to the Record of Protected Structures. Click here to download the report. The original field notes and datasheet for each individual site which accompanies the report may be consulted, by prior appointment, at the Heritage Office.
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