Rothe House treasure hunt on Stephens Day

In response to the post Christmas query – what will we do today - Kilkenny Archaeological Society has come up with a novel and free method to get you ‘out and about’ on Saint Stephen’s Day while learning a few more quirky facts concerning Kilkenny City and its past.

In response to the post Christmas query – what will we do today - Kilkenny Archaeological Society has come up with a novel and free method to get you ‘out and about’ on Saint Stephen’s Day while learning a few more quirky facts concerning Kilkenny City and its past.

They have devised no less than three separate treasure hunts for the day after Christmas, all of which start from Rothe House, their 16th Century headquarters on Parliament Street at 2pm. But that is the only common factor in the three treasure hunts. Each is pitched at a very different - ‘target audience’- to use the modern jargon.

There is a treasure hunt for young people – likely to appeal to those between 8 and 13; a second for what are described as ‘normal adults’ and a third, unashamedly very challenging, only likely to appeal to those who prefer Crosaire to Simplex and for whom even hard sudoku is really not a sufficient challenge.

There is no entry fee but do let Rothe House [056 772 2893] know so we can arrange to have sufficient question sheets to hand out at 2.00pm on Saint Stephen’s day.

The time allowed is a maximum of two hours and the results will be announced – and arguments settled - in nearby Bollards of Kieran’s Street at 4.00pm.