Old Kilkenny

In response to Egan's fondness for The Boys of Kilkenny, either Stephen (silently) or Egan himself (energetically) summons up the city mentioned in the song: "Old Kilkenny: saint Canice, Strongbow's castle on the Nore." The thoughts are of Kilkenny's history.

John Hunt 2015

St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland. Source: www.stevenroyedwards.com.

"Strongbow's castle on the Nore," guarding the site of a strategic ford, in a 2006 photograph by Stevage. Source: Wikimedia Commons.