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St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

2 St Mary's Ln, High St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 ANW5, Ireland

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About St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum, and is a venue for select events and exhibitions. Designed to enrich the cultural life of the city and provide a new international standard attraction for visitors the museum has several functions: as the starting point for understanding Kilkenny’s medieval history, to display Kilkenny’s Civic Treasures and replicas of some of Ossory High Crosses and to provide a space for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.


Attractions Near St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

The Tholsel, Kilkenny
The Tholsel, Kilkenny0.03km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

The Tholsel in Kilkenny is known as a tax office and was built in 1761. The building consisted of 5 arched arcades which served as a covered marketplace. Originally built to collect taxes, the place was used for many purposes including as a custom office and as a court house.Today the Tholsel is a platform for many exhibitions, street theatre and other cultural activities for which the centre is nicknamed as ‘Kilkenny’s Times Square’.

Butler Gallery
Butler Gallery0.26km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

The Butler Gallery’s new home is in the Evans Home, a former Almshouse. It is a dynamic cultural hub in the middle of Kilkenny, providing a variety of spaces for art, installations & sculpture both inside and out. The gallery, previously based in the basement of Kilkenny Castle, is located in the redeveloped Evans' Home, a former almshouse built in the 19th century for impoverished domestic servants.

Grace's Old Castle
Grace's Old Castle0.27km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum
Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle0.27km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

Kilkenny Castle is located in Kilkenny City at a strategic location that commands a crossing on the River Nore. The site had previously been the chief residence of the local Gaelic Kings of Osraige before the Norman invasion. It was a symbol of Norman occupation and in its original thirteenth-century condition it would have formed an important element of the defences of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on the Parade.

Rothe House & Garden
Rothe House & Garden0.3km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City and situated at the mid point of the Medieval Mile is one of Irelands true hidden gems. The complex was built by John Rothe Fitz-Piers between 1594–1610 and is made up of three houses, three enclosed courtyards, and a large reconstructed garden with orchard. As a museum, it is accessible to the public. The garden to the rear of the house has been reconstructed to reflect a typical 17th-century garden.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral0.32km from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The cathedral has a cruciform plan and its style is described as ‘Early English Gothic’. The design is believed to have been based on Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, England. It is situated on the highest point in Kilkenny City and is a significant local landmark.

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