The Southeast Sights

Kyteler's Inn

  • Kieran St. Map It
  • Kilkenny City
  • Restaurant–Sight

Published 08/11/2015

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The oldest inn in town, Kyteler's is notorious as the place where Dame Alice Le Kyteler, a member of a wealthy banking family and an alleged witch and "brothel keeper," was accused in 1324 of poisoning her four husbands. So, at least, said the enemies of this apparently very merry widow. The restaurant retains its medieval aura, thanks to its 14th-century stonework and exposed beams down in the cellar, built up around Kieran's Well, which predates the house itself. Food and drink in this popular pub are as simple and plentiful as they would have been in Dame Alice's day—but minus her extra ingredients.

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Kieran St., Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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Published 08/11/2015


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