Wander through time...
Learn the stories of a place and you'll come to understand the soul of its people. From ancient high kings to modern day poets, saints and scholars to ramblers and fishermen, Ireland's Ancient East pulsates with legendary tales. With the maps as your guide and the itineraries as your inspiration, you're about to prepare for a real life journey through this mystical place.
How did Kilkenny get its name? What happened to 14th-century innkeeper and suspected witch Alice Kyteler? Could Tudor Shee Almshouse be cursed? Which church did Oliver Cromwell sleep in?
Kilkenny, not just a castle but an entire medieval city.
This was one of the centres of Norman power in Ireland after Diarmait Mac Murchada, the ousted King of Leinster, sought Strongbow’s help to regain his kingdom – ushering in an era when Normans and Celts conquered and reconquered each other’s territories … and frequently intermarried.