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?
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?
What's this?! People in Ireland having their land taken away from them??
Nothing to see here folks, move along now.
Kilkenny have probably the finest hurling team in Ireland.
BTW, you must also remember that Waterford is in the province of Munster NOT Leinster. Big bleedin' deal for the ol' football and hurling championships.