>I downloaded kirc as a port...
>know in the directory I installed it to contains the following:
>How Do I compile & install it ? I know 'make install' doesn't work...
If you've got everything set up properly, "make install" will work.
In what way did it not work?
kirc depends on other ports, so you may need to grab those ports'
skeletons and install them, if you don't have them already.
All this in covered in the "Ports Collection" section of the
Handbook at <http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/ports.html>. If you're
still stuck after reading that, than ask again here.