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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny Entrance Ticket
"Make your own way to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny roughly 1.5 hours from Dublin by car at a time suited to you. Located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny City the Smithwick’s Experience offers a fully interactive multi-sensory journey through Smithwick’s history.On arrival join one of the guided tours — which run every 30 minutes and last approximately an hour — and trace the evolution of Ireland’s oldest beer brand from its medieval origins right up to present day.Holograms
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Wicklow Mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin
"Discover Ireland's Ancient East departing Dublin (Collins Day Tours bus stop on Nassau Street 09.00 am) travel to Wicklow National Park for a guided tour of the monastic settlement of Glendalough and walk along the 'Valley of Two Lakes'  Drive through th pubs or a simple picnic in the Caste grounds! Time for private sightseeing/ shopping before departure at 4.15 pm. Return to Dublin around 6 pm.""""Full Day Tour to Wicklow mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny. Expert tour guides with separate coach driver. Luxury coaches with Free Wifi. Discover Ireland's Ancient East. Meander through country roads valleys and ever changing scenery to Wicklow National Park. Guided visits of Glendalough monastic settlement and Kilkenny medieval city."
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin
"Meet your guide in Dublin’s Heuston Station in early morning and set off on a scenic rail journey to Kilkenny. Often hailed as the most attractive city in Ireland Kilkenny is famous for its postcard-perfect medieval looks and its historical cathedrals abbeys and castles.Stroll around the cobbled streets and get an overview of the city’s history and top sights. Afterward you'll enjoy free time during which you might choose to pop into the renowned Kilkenny Design Centre which stocks Irish fashion and handcrafts or pay an entrance fee to visit Kilkenny Castle
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Kyteler's Inn.

There sure are many pubs in this town to choose from. I loved the old building that was home to Kyteler's Inn which was founded in 1324 by dame Alice le Kyteler. The lady was born here in Kilkenny in 1263. She married four times, and through these marriages she acquirred a considerable fortune. Due to her wealth she had many enemies who conspired to accuse her of witchcraft . She was burned at the stake.

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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

Kyteler's Inn

Kyteler's Inn is the oldest inn in town and a pretty cool looking building but what makes it interesting is the story of Dame Alice Kyteler who, after the death of her fourth wealthy husband, was suspected of poisoning all four of them. She was then charged with witchcraft and seeing as she somehow managed to escape from prison before she could be burned at the stake, it may be that she really was a witch. She is said to have escaped to England and was never seen again.

Her maid, Petronilla de Meath, apparently didn't learn enough from her mistress, she became the first heretic to be burned at the stake in 1324.

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Dabs
Aug 30, 2009

pub crawl

kilkenny is famous for it's over 80 pubs in the town limits. people from as far away as dublin come to kilkenny on weekends to take in kilkenny's pubs and bars. pictured is kilkenny's most famous pub, kyteler's inn. kyteler's was founded in 1324 by dame alice le kyteler. kyteler was born in kilkenny in 1263 and was married four times. through these marriages she acqured a considerable fortune. because of her immense wealth her enemies conspired to accuse her of witchcraft and she was burned at the stake. located in the center of kilkenny kytelers is a great place to begin a pub crawl.

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doug48
Jul 04, 2007

Irish singing and dancing

I actually came in here without knowing the history. A woman named Alice Kyteler was born in Kytler House. Long story short, she was married 4 times all 4 of her husbands died within the first year of marriage. She was captured and imprisoned and Kilkenny castle but managed to escaped and was thought to be known as a witch. It's supposed to be haunted by her but nothing happened while I was there ;-)

Nice pub with mostly locals but quite a few American tourist as well who left fairly early. There were 2 men who playing instruments and singing, they did an amazing job while the local women did the Irish dance and sang along.

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Apr 18, 2006
 
 
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Oldest Pub in Kilkenny

Pronounced "kitlers," this pub has a fascinating history & is very roomy, with a great atmosphere & menu. I loved it. Don't miss it!!

I ate dinner here, by a fireplace, which I appreciated since it was cold outside. I also went to a cat laughs show here. You can see the lineup on the photo's sign. The 2 locals in front enjoyed getting their picture taken!

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Jul 04, 2005

Kyteler's Inn

The Kytelers Inn dates back to 1324, when Dame Alice Kyteler, a Banker-Money Lender, Brothel Keeper and Black Witch first established business on this medieval site. Dame Alice Kyteler was accused of being a witch and sent to the dungeons beneath Kilkenny Castle. But by the political power of the Chancellor of all Ireland, her former brother-in-law Roger Outlawe, her escape was organised. Her guards were beaten senseless and Dame Alice was released from the dungeons and freed from the sentence of death that hung over her. Instead Alice Kyteler's servant, Petronella, was burned at the stake for witchcraft in 1324...

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Nobbe
Jun 26, 2003

Kyteler's Inn

A famous house in Kilkenny associated with the legendary Alice Kyteler. She was tried for witchcraft in medieval times but succeeded in escaping.

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Getting to Kyteler's Inn

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Kieran´s Street

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  • Sunday 12:00 to 23:30
  • Monday 12:00 to 00:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 to 00:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 to 00:30
  • Thursday 12:00 to 00:30
  • Friday 12:00 to 00:30
  • Saturday 12:00 to 00:30

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