* Not Kilkenny born
The wicked witch of Kilkenny. Put on trial in what is believed to be the first real witch trial in Europe.
Pioneer in Irish archaeology
Longest serving President of GAA. Nowlan Park named after him.
Prominent archbishop and personal friend of US Presidents
First woman to win major tennis tournament on foreign soil
1916 Rising leader. Attended Gaelic League here and taught at St. Kieran's College and Rothe House.
Founder of Christian Brothers
Architect of the White House
Fenian and founding member of IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood)
Writer of 'Gulliver's Travels' and Kilkenny College past pupil
Ireland's first female & triple olympian
Took part in Boston Tea Party, and was a Revolutionary soldier under George Washington
One of the great philosophers of the early modern period. City in US named after him.
World number one chess player in the 1880s
Renowned painter of miniature portraits
"The most important Jewish woman in Irish history". Kilkenny's great philanthropist, senator and president of Gaelic League.
Handmaiden of witch Alice Kyteler. Kyteler fled and Petronella was burned at the stake in her place.
Ireland's first Taoiseach. Twice elected MP for Kilkenny. Twice elected TD for Kilkenny.