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Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel

 
 
Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
1. Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Marker
Inscription.  

Halla an Bhaile
Ó dá fhocal sa sean-Bhéarla, "tol" agus "sael", a chiallaíonn 'halla cánach', a thagann ainm an fhoirgnimh is suntasaí ar an tSráid Ard.

Tógadh Halla an Bhaile thart ar 1578 agus atógadh i 1761 é. D'fhreastail sé ar Chill Chainnigh mar áit chruinnithe, mar theach custaim agus anois tá oifigí cathartha Chomhairle Bhuirg Chill Chainnigh suite ann, lena n-áirítear Seomra na Comhairle agus Oifig an Mhéara. Tá cartlann an-tábhachtach chathartha Chill Chainnigh, ina bhfuil an "Liber Primus" ('An Chéad Leabhar') mar an ní is tábhachtaí, á coimeád i Halla an Bhaile.

Cuireann tosach stuara an fhoirgnimh, an túr cloig, agus an suíomh ag an pointe is leithne ag an tSráid Ard in iúl gur Áit Mhargaidh a bhíodh san áit seo. Bhí Cross an Mhargaidh bunúil suite an-ghar don láthair seo idir 1300 agus 1771.

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The Tholsel
High Street's most significant building, gets its name from the old English words "tol" and "sael" meaning the hall of taxes.

The

Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
2. Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Marker
On wall under arch below magenta banner at right side of photo
Tholsel was erected circa 1578 and re-built in 1761. It has served Kilkenny as a meeting place, a custom house and now houses the civic offices of Kilkenny Borough Council, including the Council Chamber and Mayor's Office. Kilkenny's highly significant civic archive, with the "Liber Primus" (First Book) as its centrepiece, is held in the Tholsel.

The arcaded front, clock tower, and position at the widest point of High Street is a reminder of the fact that this area served as a Market Place. The original Market Cross, depicted, stood very close to this location from 1300 to 1771.
 
Location. 52° 39.121′ N, 7° 15.179′ W. Marker is in Kilkenny, Leinster, in County Kilkenny. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and William Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83 High Street, Kilkenny, Leinster R95 VAD8, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tholsel Renovation (a few steps from this marker); Kilkenny Historic Sites (a few steps from this marker); Teach Archer / Archer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Teach Déirce Shee / Shee Almshouse (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Smithwick's (about 150 meters

Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
3. Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel
away); The Colles Horse Trough (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Kilkenny Historic Sites (about 180 meters away); War and Peacekeeping Memorial (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilkenny.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Tholsel. (Submitted on July 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Tholsel, Kilkenny. (Submitted on July 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Arms image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
4. Halla an Bhaile / The Tholsel Arms
On building's south elevation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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