The Medieval Mile

Kilkenny's Medieval Mile begins at the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle right up to St. Canice's Cathedral. It is a discovery trail the runs through the city where you will see a modern city with the heritage that set it. During the trail you will be pass by many historic and medieval buildings such as St. Mary's Church and Graveyard, Tholsel Town Hall and Rothe House & Gardens, streeys and slipways such as The Butter Slip, the Smithwicks Brewry Experience, restaurants and bars. 

The Medieval Mile Museum

The Medieval Mile Museum is located at the start of Kilkenny's Medieval Mile in St. Mary's Chruch, an example of an Irish Medieval Church. The museum tells the stories behind Kilkenny's history as Ireland's premier medieval city with displays of Kilkenny's civic treasures and replicas of some of the high crosses of Ossory which illutrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and the ancient city's historic role in Ireland. 

The Medieval Mile Museum tells Kilkenny's 800-year story in a modern way using hands on digital screens. You can take a guided tour or experience the museum in your own time. 

Opening times of The Medieval Mile Museum vary throughout the year. See below:



Opening Times

Opening Days

November to March

11.00am - 4.30pm

Tuesday - Sunday

April to October

10.00am -6.00pm

Monday - Sunday


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