Emergency Numbers

Fire Service: 112

All persons should ensure that emergency procedures and notices are amended to include 112

Non Emergency Contact

Office Hours
9-5 Monday-Fri excluding Bank Holidays

Kilkenny Fire Rescue Service Fire Station Headquarters
Gaol Road

Tel: 056 7794400
Fax: 056 7794425
Email: info@kilkennycoco.ie


1988 - 1989

The years 1988 and 1989 were busy years for the fire services in Kilkenny. On 26th December 1988 fire engines from Kilkenny, Castlecomer and Freshford fought a fire in a Ballyragget house in which 3 children lost their lives.

Ballyragget House Fire

The scene of the fire the next day

In early 1989 Station Officer Jack Kennedy retired after 42 years in the service.

Also that year Kilkenny City Fire Service bought a Toyota high-ace van and a Hino Water Carrier. This water-carrier, or tanker as it is known to the firemen, can carry 1800 gallons of water and is used at large or small fires where the water supply is short. It has a 300 gpm pump. It also has a monitor mounted on the back.

Hino Water Carrier

A Fireman using the monitor mounted on the rear of the Hino Water Carrier


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