Skip to comments.Keep your hands off our Kilkenny, Waterford City warned
Posted on 09/24/2005 6:58:49 PM PDT by Murtyo
SEVEN thousand furious Kilkenny people have penned letters to Waterford City Council warning it to keep its hands off their land.
The letters, petitions and coupons from the Kilkenny People Newspaper and statements of anger were delivered to City Hall in Waterford yesterday by a delegation led by Kilkenny-based Fine Gael TD Phil Hogan and Fianna Fáil councillor Bobby Aylward.
A further 600 submissions, the bulk of which oppose the extension, have been logged by City Hall officials.
Under the extension proposal, 5,000 acres, 20 townlands and about 5,000 people would now find themselves living in a suburb of Waterford city rather than south Kilkenny.
Mr Aylward is a staunch Kilkenny man and has threatened to sell up and move rather than become a Waterford man. He claims there are many people who feel as passionately about the issue as himself.
Under no circumstance will we stand back and allow this to happen. The area in question is the second fastest growing area outside of Kilkenny city. It now has a population of 5,000 but it is anticipated that it will grow to between 17,000 and 18,000.
Kilkenny County Council has put a lot of resources into Belview Port, into zoning and planning permission in the area. Its a strategic, industrial area and its loss to Kilkenny would be catastrophic.
He said Kilkenny County Council has six months to reply to the proposed extension and has engaged two consultants to back up the objections voiced by people living in the region.
Fine Gaels Phil Hogan said the campaign of opposition to the proposed boundary extension has gathered steam in recent weeks. While Waterford City Council says it makes sense for the area to become part of Waterford, Deputy Hogan says people will fight to remain part of Kilkenny.
The famous "Kilkenney cats", of course. Famous for what I have forgotteen.
Ah, here we go. "Q] From Steve Cohen, Virginia, USA: Could you please tell me what the expression play Kilkenny cats means?
[A] I know it in the form fight like Kilkenny cats. This refers to an old story about two cats that fought to the death and ate each other up so that only their tails were left. Its a battle that goes on until both sides have been destroyed, an all-out, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. Its often used figuratively of two people who are vehemently opposed in attitudes or opinions to the extent that they will never agree and will spark fire off each other whenever they meet.
The idea has been summed up in this limerick:
There once were two cats from Kilkenny
Each thought there was one cat too many.
So they fought and they fit
And they scratched and they bit
And instead of two cats, there ain't any!"
Am I the only one who thinks there is a South Park joke in here somewhere?
You're the first to say it outloud!!
Looks like I better be careful what I say to those guys! Hurling it is.
Let me guess - - this "annexation" trend in Ireland is taking place for the same reason that the socialist liberal Democrats in America want "regionalization" - - so that corrupt city pols can reach their filthy fingers into suburban wallets and grab more taxes for buying the votes of the cities' parasite class. Am I right?
Isn't Kilkenny famous for the castle?
not sure, but I'm sure there's money in there some place!!
I visited Kilkenny Castle in July and thought Kilkenny is a charming historic town.
What's this?! People in Ireland having their land taken away from them??
Nothing to see here folks, move along now.
Ha! Won't be long 'til everyone in Ireland is a Dub!!
And as for Kilkenny, it's where the best beer in the world originated. Smithwicks!
A special thank you to Anheiser Bush for exporting Smithwicks to the USA after all these many years of my mother in law bringing it over in her suitcase!