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The earliest evidence for the construction of Kilkenny’s stone walls came from a murage grant in the early 1200s. The town walls contained six main gates into Kilkenny - Watergate, Walkin's Gate, St John's/ Bridge Gate, St Patrick's Gate, St James' Gate and Castle Gate. The walls had 5-6 towers which were round in shape, including Talbot's Tower which was built in 1270. There is also some evidence for the existence of ramparts which reinforced the medieval walls. The construction of the c. 2,925m-long stone walls was the largest civic project in Kilkenny at that time.