Kilkenny more than any other Irish city has a distinctively medieval feel about it. Its small streets wind around several medieval buildings whilst its skyline is still dominated by a 13th century castle and cathedral. Through some of these buildings we can reconstruct the major events of the city’s past from witch trials to the black death.
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Posted in Archaeology, castles, cromwell, early medieval, Gaelic Ireland, historical tours, ireland, Irish history, Medieval history, Medieval Monasticism, tagged Black Abbey, Friar john Clyn, Kilkenny, Kilkenny castle, Kyteler, Maudlin castle, maudlin st, St Canices cathedral, St Francis Abbey on January 17, 2011 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Archaeology, castles, historical tours, ireland, Irish history, Medieval Europe, Medieval history, Medieval Monasticism, tour, tagged Clara Castle, historical tours, Kells Priory, Kilkenny castle on August 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Want to spend a day exploring castles with hidden chambers or wandering around monasteries that were bigger than small towns? Here’s how to visit three sites for €6! Although you’ll probably only have heard of one – Kilkenny castle, the others – Clara castle and Kells Priory are equally interesting. They are all close to each other and easily seen in a day if you have a car. (more…)