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The Local History Collection 

This is our main collection of books covering the political, spatial and some cultural history of Kilkenny City and County.

There are 21 main subject categories,  'GRA' is Graiguenamanagh related material, these appear on the call number for items on ENCORE - online catalogue

These books are located in Kilkenny Local Studies  on the online catalogue

Kilkenny Collection 

This collection covers Kilkenny born authors, author who lived in Kilkenny or wrote about Kilkenny, personages and subjects with Kilkenny connections

Books are arranged under the first three letters of the surname of the Kilkenny-related individual, not always the author e.g. 'BER' - George Berkeley

Genealogical/Irish Interest (GEN)

This collection provides researchers with background information for research. Among the contents are Irish and British genealogical guides, Ireland-wide directories, titles of Irish interest and Irish history and family histories

Titles are classified by Dewey-decimal number.