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5th Nov 2024

Age Range
All ages

Mayfair Library

Parliament Street,
R95 N23R

Niamh Boyce and Helena Duggan Kilkenny Witch Trial

Unlocking the Past: Kilkenny’s Witchcraft Legacy 

Calling all history buffs, dreamers, and curious minds! Join us at the Mayfair Library for an enchanting evening where authors and illustrators delve into the mystical tapestry of Kilkenny’s past. Drawing Inspiration from the Kilkenny Witch Trial: Our esteemed guests—Niamh Boyce, author of The Herbalist and Her Kind, and Helena Duggan—will unravel the secrets hidden within the ancient stones of this medieval city. Discover how the echoes of the past fueled their creativity and shaped their captivating works.

Niamh Boyce: Her novels breathe life into the Kilkenny Witchcraft Trial, weaving history and imagination into spellbinding tales. The Herbalist and Her Kind transport us to a time when magic and mystery danced on the cobbled streets. Helena Duggan: Step into the pages of her book, A Place Called Perfect, where Kilkenny’s medieval charm sets the stage for a thrilling adventure. The town whispers its secrets, and Helena captures them with every stroke of her pen.

Discussion and Q&A: Have burning questions about their inspiration? Curious about the witch trial’s impact? Join the conversation, share your thoughts, and let the magic unfold.

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Free but booking required through or contacting the library directly: 056 77 94174

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