Fine Arts: On the Trail of the feline in Kilkenny

Twenty-one cat sculptures are to take pride of place in the Marble City this coming Thursday

Pangur Bán Overwhelmed By Pandemic of Mice by John Behan: one of 21 cat sculptures for sale at the Kilkenny Catwalk Auction on May 5, see

There’s a veritable march of the felines in the Catwalk Art Trail, which comprises 21 cat sculptures decorated by a distinguished complement of artists and wends its way in and around Kilkenny city.

The inspiration for the trail dates back to The Secret of Kells, the 2009 Oscar-nominated animated feature film about the making of the Book of Kells. This in turn had its genesis in the ninth century, when an Irish monk living in ...