|Street food: Farmers Market taco from the Bula Bus|
|Muscles and Medals galore.|
|Inside the Medieval Mile Museum|
What I particularly liked about it was that fact that the small folks in history got a mention! Oh yes, the Butlers and other nobles are well covered here. But be sure and go upstairs to the Kilkenny Room for some interesting stories about ordinary life in medieval times.
You'll see the quotes on small blue-ish panels. If you are not on a guided tour, you can open these doors yourself and see the actual letters of the time, all of them hand-written, some of them some of them beautifully so.
One concerns a complaint (about 1700) that "severall idle women doe make and sell unwholesome bread halfe baked in open ovens". Two men, who may have been members of the bakers guild, made the complaint.
There is a document where you learn that Kilkenny employed a "whipsbeggar" whose job was to drive strange or unfamiliar beggars out of town. In 1547, the mayor was given the task of making a dipping stole (stool) for punishing of bawdy hoores, and cnaves (knaves).
|Operation transformation at Nicholas Mosse|
|Goats graze in Bennettsbridge|
|Farming monk in Graiguenamanagh|
|Kilkenny side of the Barrow|
|Carlow side of the Barrow|
|St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower|
Lots of notes and photos taken, so I have individual posts on some of the visits. Hope they help you on your trip to Inner Ireland!
See also: The Smithwick Experience. Royal Spice Indian Restaurant. From the Bula Bus. CakeFace Pastry The new Kernel Restaurant
|Effigies on the tomb of Piers Butler (died 1539) and his wife Margaret Fitzgerald (1542)|