Kilkenny Courthouse (Grace's Castle)

Kilkenny Courthouse (Grace's Castle)

12 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

Near the Confederation Hall Monument is the ramshackle Grace's Castle, originally built in 1210, but lost to the family and converted into a prison in 1568, and then in 1794 into a courthouse, which it remains today. Rebels from the 1798 Rising were executed here. (Source: Lonely Planet Guide)

The courthouse is in the historical centre of the town. It was originally built over, and incorporated the remains of, a sixteenth century castle and an eighteenth century Gaol. It was converted to a courthouse in c.1792 and remodelled in c.1828 and extended to the rear in c.1870.