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Much of the central portion of County Kilkenny is undulating limstone plain bordered in some areas by gently sloping hills Brandon Hill (1,604 feet) overlooking the River Barrow at Graiguenamanagh is the county's highest point. In the north are the pretty uplands of the Castlecomer district, and the Slieveardagh Hills and Booley Hills extend across the Tipperary border on the west. There are many pleasing landscapes-especially in the Nore and Barrow valleys, where frequent wooded tracts give added beauty. Historic Kilkenny City has numerous points of interest, and throughout the county are various places which well repay a visit. Kilkenny is also excellent country for the sportsman, who will find good opportunities for hunting, angling and golf. Kilkenny. The marble city as it is known was the capital city of Ireland in medieval times with all of its major buildings built from limestone. The castle, home of the Butler, Anglo Norman famiy is one of the most important castles in Ireland open to the public and beautifully restored by the Office of Public Works. Not to miss Rothe house, now the Tourist Office, the Kilkenny Design workshops, a stroll around the medieval alleyways and the inevitable pint in Widows Kytler's.