County Kilkenny Coat of Arms
The arms were granted in 1665. The ermine generally symbolises a ducal mantle, and specifically in this instance, the family of Butler, Dukes of Ormond out of whose estates the present day County Kilkenny was carved. The silver garbs or sheaves on a black field heraldically represent Dermot MacMorrough, King of Leinster.
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