* Not Kilkenny born
The wicked witch of Kilkenny. Put on trial in what is believed to be the first real witch trial in Europe.
One of the great philosophers of the early modern period. City in US named after him.
Architect of the White House
Longest serving President of GAA. Nowlan Park named after him
Renowned painter of portrait miniatures
Writer of 'Gulliver's Travels' and Kilkenny College past pupil
First woman to win major tennis tournament on foreign soil
Handmaiden of witch Alice Kyteler. Kyteler fled and Petronella was burned at the stake in her place.
Took part in Boston Tea Party, and was a Revolutionary soldier under George Washington
Founder of Christian Brothers
Pioneer in Irish archaeology
World number 1 chess player
Fenian and founding member of IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood)
Prominent archbishop and personal friend of US Presidents
"The most important Jewish woman in Irish history". Kilkenny's great philanthropist, senator and president of Gaelic League.
Ireland's first female & triple olympian
1916 Rising leader. Attended Gaelic League here and taught at St. Kieran's College and Rothe House.
Ireland's first Taoiseach. Twice elected MP for Kilkenny. Twice elected TD for Kilkenny.