He recalled the impact he felt as a child from rural Kilkenny when visiting Northern Ireland in 1980s during the Troubles.
The couple were spotted walking around the city of Kilkenny yesterday.
Kildare, some thirty miles from Dublin, is the junction for the Kilkenny branch of the line.
He got a letter by the post, and set out half an hour after for Kilkenny.
He died of fever on the 16th, and was buried, as he himself had willed, in the Franciscan church at Kilkenny.
Thus, somewhat after the fashion of Kilkenny cats, perished two tyrants of the sea.
He had to his father a Kilkenny Irishman, who apprenticed the boy early in life to his uncle, a brewer.
But whatever you do, don't remind her of the fate of the Kilkenny cats.
"This is a noice thrick, an' the both from Kilkenny," said he to Pat.
They fought each other like Kilkenny cats whenever they came together.
county in Leinster, Ireland. The county is named for its town, from Irish Cill Chainnigh "Church of (St.) Kenneth." The story of the Kilkenny cats, a pair of which fought until only their tails were left, is attested from 1807.