Belleek China Annual Plate 2008 $60.00
Belleek Annual Plate 2008. This Limited Edition plate is limited to 2,000 pieces, this special collectible is numbered and features a special backstamp denoting the year of issue. Kilkenny Castle is situated in the center of Kilkenny City, in the south-east of Ireland. Originally erected by Richard DeClare (better known as Strongbow) along the River Suir in 1172, the castle saw many different owners through the ensuing decades. In 1967, Arthur Butler, the 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormond, sold the castle for the nominal sum of £50 to the castle restoration committee. Since then, much of the castle has been restored to its original state, and today remains one of the foremost visitor attractions in the region. This highly collectible plate is a limited edition of 2,000 individually-numbered pieces, and features a special backstamp denoting its year of introduction.