If you're curious about ghost stories, witches and medieval history, this walking tour of Kilkenny is certain to captivate you. I’ll show you some of the city’s famous historical landmarks, where its 800-year-old medieval wonderland comes to life. Along the way, you’ll discover how Kilkenny got its name, some of the city’s famous rhymes, and how it became the medieval capital of Ireland.
On this tour, you’ll hear about Kilkenny's famous witch, Dame Alice Kyteler, who killed her four husbands, the burning of Petronella, the Ghosts of John's Bridge, and the Ghost of Richard Shee. I’ll show you the only fully restored 16th century merchant’s house in Ireland, and the Old Jail and Courthouse too. We’ll visit the oldest church in Ireland that’s still in use, and I’ll share the tales of the missing monks, the famous Round Tower, and a bit about the impact Oliver Cromwell and his soldiers had on Kilkenny.
The tour highlights include:
• Kyteler's Inn, the witch’s house
• The burning of the witch’s maid
• Shee Alms House and its mystery water leak
• The Hole in the Wall rhyme
I was born in Kilkenny and have guided tourists through my city and its hidden corners for the past 40 years. I know how important it is for visitors to have a local guide, and I want to share my passion for Kilkenny's past with you.