Kilkenny will be rolling back the centuries to celebrate its unique and rich history when it hosts Ireland’s first Medieval Week from March 28 to April 6 with epic events including, tales of knights, workshops, historic tours and a raucous royal feasts.
The city and county will be transformed into a medieval hotspot with locals, business owners, and those working in hotels, bars and restaurants being encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing up in medieval costume.
Events for Medieval Week confirmed - An open day in historic Rothe House and Garden with a ”Swords & Shields” workshop where children can make and paint their own weapons and Archery lessons with Kilkenny Airsoft.‘Medieval Menu – Exploring the food enjoyed in Medieval Kilkenny” with Maelle Champenois in Kilkenny Castle. A guided heritage tour of Jerpoint Park, the final burial place of St. Nicholas. The story of Medieval Kilkenny will be told at Kyteler’s Inn by Dame Alice Kyteler herself! A heritage talk and tour at Highbank Orchards, home of a new Medieval Cider brand. A “blow a glass bubble” workshop in Jerpoint Glass reflecting how significant craft was in the middle ages when mass production did not exist with glass blowers in traditional dress. See the workings of a Medieval farm with milling, medieval bread making and a black smith chain mail making demo at Nore Valley Park. A Medieval Walking Tour and a Medieval Treasure Hunt with Pat Tynan. Oscar-nominated animation company Cartoon Saloon will be judging a Medieval Art competition for primary school students
For more information on hotels and accommodation providers special Medieval Week offers, please visit www.visitkilkenny.ie
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