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ancient kingdom of Ireland, the borders of which are now largely traced by those of the Roman Catholic episcopal see of Ossory, including Kilkenny and parts of Co. Offaly and Co. Laoighis. An independent state on the borders of Leinster and Munster, its overlordship was long disputed. It became part of Leinster under the Normans in the 12th cent., and by the middle of the 14th cent. had become part of the earldom of Ormonde, held by the Butler family.
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Nestled in the shadow of the Cats' stadium, the Ossory Park housing estate is draped in the county colours.
In an excellent article on "Pulp Facts and Core Fictions: Translating a Cathedral from Aghaboe to Kilkenny," the late John Bradley charts the historiography of the fictional move of the diocesan see of Ossory from Aghaboe to Kilkenny.
A Gold B Titanium C Platinum D Chromium QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Where was the ancient kingdom of Ossory? A Scotland B Wales C Ireland D The Isle of Man QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: Which country produces around four many avocados as any other in the world?
He detailed his thoughts in a letter to the Countess of Upper Ossory, dated 16 August 1776:
The title of Vaughan's titular bishopric was significant, for his was not like the majority of titular sees whose names were rather obscure: the Benedictine Peter Baines was titular bishop of Siga as coadjutor to Bishop Collingridge, 1823-29; and the future Cardinal Moran was titular bishop of Olba when appointed in 1871 as coadjutor to the bishop of Ossory. Nazianzus was an ancient archiepiscopal see whose name and dignity was well-known because of the fame of a previous incumbent, St Gregory of Nazianzus (329390 AD), and such things mattered in Rome and among bishops of a more ambitious nature than Vaughan.
(90) In Laois, the local Bishop of Ossory issued strong denunciations of the alcohol consumption prevalent in Gaelic matches and ordered the faithful to avoid its games.
" (35) On the execution of Louis xvi, he wrote to Lady Ossory that if "Savages, barbarians, etc., were terms for poor ignorant Indians and blacks and hyenas, or, with some superlative epithets, for Spaniards in Peru and Mexico, for Inquisitors, or for enthusiasts of every creed in religious wars," it was left to the "enlightened eighteenth century to baffle language and invent horrors that can be found in no vocabulary." (36) How striking to see hyenas grouped with the colonial oppressed rather than the inquisitors, conquistadors, and religious zealots.
To judge from recent scholarship on lycanthropy, (7) moreover, seemingly no encounter with a medieval werewolf, no transformation, no ecclesiastical trial was depicted by medieval artists with the exception of the werewolves of Ossory in Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica from around 1220, illustrated in a British Library codex, MS Royal 13.B.viii, fol.
In The Precipitate Choice; or, The History of Lord Ossory and Miss Rivers (1772), an epistolary novel, 'By a Lady', Lady Ossory, spying on her husband, records: 'when all was hush, in glided, not Margaret's grimly ghost, but my good man' (vol.
The subject matter is grim, that goes without saying, but the evidence is there of a kind of ossory canonization, and here, for example, is what Koudounaris has to say of a certain skeleton which arrived in a small German village one day in 1723, as a gift to the villagers from the Pope.