The Southeast Sights


  • Parliament St.
  • Kilkenny
  • Government Building

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

With its distinctive clock tower and grand entrance portico, this limestone-marble building on Parliament Street stands on the site of the execution of poor Petronilla, the "witch" burned at the stake in the 14th century in lieu of her mistress, Dame Alice Le Kyteler. Built in 1761, burned down in 1985, and then completely rebuilt, Tholsel now houses the city's municipal archives. Adjacent to the Tholsel is Alice's Castle, a town jail rather grandly fitted out in 18th-century architectural ornamentation.

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Parliament St., Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Published 08/11/2015


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