St. Kieran's College in Kilkenny

St. Kieran's College in Kilkenny. This is now part of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. I had read that Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) studied here, but received this helpful correction from Kilkenny:

http://www.a-wee-bit-of-ireland.com/eire_jan_2004/St_Kierans_1.html

Your link above talks of St Kieran's in Kilkenny. You assert that Jonathan Swift studied there. Would that he did but he actually studied in Kilkenny College across the river Nore from St Kieran's.


Tomás Ó Murchú
Cill Chainnigh

This is clearly stated on the Kilkenny web page.

Another web site had a photo of St. Kierans at http://www.ossory.ie/stkierans.htm with some history of Kilkenny. But, as of December 2009, the links are broken. An on line encyclopedia entry about St. Kierans is at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kieran's_College.

This photo of St. Kierans College was taken in January, 2004.

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St. Kieran's College in Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh) in January, 2004.

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