THE BLACK FREREN GATE [KILKENNY CITY]

THE BLACK FREREN GATE [KILKENNY CITY]

THE BLACK FREREN GATE [KILKENNY CITY]

The ‘Black Freren Gate’ near the Black Abbey of Kilkenny connected the monastery to the Hightown, the main part of Kilkenny. In the middle ages the friars of the Black Abbey had a key to this gate.

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.



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