History Snippets of Medieval Kilkenny

St. Canice

The name Kilkenny is connected to St. Canice who founded a 6th century monastery in Kilkenny. In Gaelic the name Kilkenny means Church of Canice/Kenny.

Alice Kyteler Witch!!!

On Pat's Walking Tour we will visit the ancient house of KIlkenny's witch Dame Alice Kyteler who was convicted of witch craft in 1324. Alice escaped from Kilkenny but we believe her ghostly spirit lives on in her very old home!!!

Kilkenny Cats!!!

As Kilkenny is one of Ireland's most famous hurling county the Kilkenny team are nick named the Fighting Cats!Pat will explain the two famous stories associated with this nickname and briefly explain the ancient game of hurling.