EXTERIOR SHOTS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
I am still working on the interior shots but will publish them within a few days.
In the 13th century William Marshall, the younger, was Lord of Leinster. He founded a monastery for the Dominicans, known as the Black Friars, or the Order of Preachers. The Order was founded by St. Dominic and its first house in Ireland was built in 1224, in Dublin. In the following year The Black Abbey was built in Kilkenny. Kilkenny was a walled town in the middle ages, and the Black Abbey was built outside the town wall in what is now known as Abbey Street.
Kilkenny Dominican church, now known as Black Abbey, is the only one of the medieval houses still in the possession of the Dominican Order. Its most impressive feature is the magnificent five-light window, the largest of its kind in Ireland, filling practically the entire south gable of the fourteenth-century transept.