A unique day in Kilkenny City’s cultural history will take place later this month when the St Francis Abbey brewery site is opened to the people.
For the first time in centuries, on May 20, the historic St Francis Abbey, city walls, and Evans Turret will be accessible to the public to come in and have a look. There will also be a chance to see the plans to redevelop the Mayfair, Brewhouse building, Riverside Garden, as well as the overall site masterplan.
Excitingly, there are plans afoot to have an exhibition of memorabilia in the former ballroom — and Kilkenny People readers can play their part.
Those who have worked in the brewery, danced or socialised in the ballroom — or just have some old stories or pictures to share — are invited to dust off the photo album and share their ‘Mayfair Memories’ with the people of Kilkenny. All material will be returned.
As the ancient St Francis Abbey site moves forward into a new phase of development, May 20 will be an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, and look to the future.
SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
If readers have any posters, photos, adverts, tickets or other memorabilia they’d like to share, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone / text Marian Flannery on 087-6863243.
The open day takes place on May 20 from 10.30am until 4.30pm. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.