Kilkenny is famous for a castle, (hurling) and (stag) nights. It is also famous for its county town of the same name, which was once a city in the 1600s, which became a town, is now a (medieval) city and has more roundabouts then Disney Land.
The fact that according to the census that towns like Tramore are nearly the same size (approx 9000 inhabitants) doesn't seem to bother their claim to cityness... It is rumoured that Tramore Town council are considering renaming the area to Tramore Seaside Stoneage City for the craic just as Wexford has been donned the mobile city title in recent years too.
Kilkenny people have a tendency to overreact on given issues e.g. if some one says Cork has more all Irelands than them, or Kilkenny is not a city, or Waterford's border should be allowed to expand you had better shut up you Nazi scum! Rather than be looked after with regard to good drinking Water, roads, serices etc. people living on the Waterford border would rather die of thirst then live within Waterford's city boundaries. It is maintained that the people of the area (mostly Waterford people) will lose their identity if their land becomes part of the city? Maybe there is some electromagnetic pulse will wipe out all electronic identity data in this area if a border extension were ever to occur. There must be some basis to this claim? Whatever happens, this area of Kilkenny will soon become the largest urban area in the county and Kilkenny will become the only county in Ireland with two cities, Kilkenny City and Ferrybank City.
A hollywood scout has earmarked South Kilkenny for their next sci fi movie entitled Apollo Gyse, as the craters and uneven surface of the roads under certain light have an uncanny resemblence to the moon's surface. Also there are many strange humanoid species to be found in the area from Mullinavegas, Glenmore - the town of 1000 sign posts, Red Sleeve, Moon Coin etc.
Unfortunately for Waterford, Kilkenny is a land locked county and during the summer they again come in their droves over the bridge, even on weekends, to make use of some of the 40 lovely Deise beaches and mountains and tell us about their 20 odd All Irelands. It is rumoured that that same famous Waterford gowlbag has said: "It's a pity ye don't have 20 odd beaches so we wouldn't have to listen to ye!". Referenced from upthedeise.com