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5th Jul 2024

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All ages

Kilkenny Castle

The Parade
R95 YRK1

The Kilkenny Witchcraft First tour

Embark on a Timeless Adventure: The Kilkenny Witchcraft Trial Tour! 

Travel back in time with us on a captivating journey through the historic heart of Kilkenny. Witness the very places that hold the secrets of the Witchcraft Trial of 1324, still standing after seven centuries!

Led by the renowned historian Fin Dwyer, our tour starts in the vibrant streets of Kilkenny City, then ventures to the majestic Kells Priory. Here, amidst ancient stones, feel the echoes of the medieval world.

Next, we’ll visit the grand St. Canice’s Cathedral, the epicenter of power for Bishop Richard Ledrede. Stand before the tombs of Ledrede and Jose Kyteler, and hear tales of trials and tribulations that shaped history.

As we meander through medieval Kilkenny, we’ll pause at storied sites like St. Francis’ Priory and Kyteler’s Inn, immersing you in the life and lore of the 14th century.

Our journey culminates at the imposing Kilkenny Castle, a pivotal site in the trial’s history, where the saga of Richard Ledrede and Arnold le Poer unfolded.

Wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes. 

So clutch your curiosity, step into the fog of ages, and let’s unravel history with a dash of whimsy and a sprinkle of magic.

Free but booking required through 

Tel: 056 77 94174


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