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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Kilkenny Castle

This year
# Kilkenny Castle
Study casts doubt on 1887 record for Ireland's hottest temperature
Analysis of the record finds it to be a significant outliner compared to modern temperature differences.
33.3C was recorded at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887 and remains unsurpassed in Ireland 135 years later.
However, a team at Maynooth University have examined the record and found reason to doubt its veracity.
The study found that key information relating to the 1887 record is missing or unknown.
Last year
# Kilkenny Castle
Expert says yesterday may be hottest ever reliably recorded as doubt cast on 1887 figure
Professor Peter Thorne told The Journal that he believes yesterday may have been the hottest day ever reliably recorded in Ireland.
All time
# pulling in the crowds
Here's what topped the list of the most visited OPW sites in Ireland last year
Kilkenny, Dublin and Wicklow had the top three most visited attractions last year.
# famine museum founder
Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend
An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.
# Heritage
OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.
# Heritage
OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites
Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.
# Ghosts
Teenagers claim to photograph ghost in Kilkenny Castle
Is this weird bright light a sign of paranormal life in the south-east?