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28 September 2016

Kyteler's Inn in Kilkenny

Would you stay here for the night if you know that a witch once lived and owned this inn? Kyteler's Inn established in 1324 located at the heart of Kilkenny city. There's a bunch of stories behind this place, scary and will really give you goosebumps. But I tell you, it's now just a story, there's much to see and experience in this amazing place. 


Kyteler's Inn was once owned by a daughter of Flemish family of merchants who found settlement in Kilkenny, Ireland. She was Dame Alice Kyteler who was married four times namely William Outlaw (merchant and moneylender), Adam le Blund (moneylender), Richard Valle (landlord of County Tipperary) and Sir John le Poer (a knight). These marriages left her a huge amount of wealth that made a lot of people around her jealous which lead to different accusations.

Alice was the first person in Ireland who was condemned for Witchcraft or maleficium. Her fourth husband expressed his suspicion that Alice was poisoning him. As you can imagine, this lead to the accusation that she murdered her four husbands using poison and sorcery.

She and her followers were also accused of other things like offering animals as sacrifices to Satan, conducting secret meeting at night in different churches to do black magic, and even denying faith of the Church and Christ. Before she was sentenced, she fled out of the country, probably in England. Since then, she was not seen or heard.

Her most faithful maidservant, Petronella de Media was burnt at the stake guilty of witchcraft implicating Kyteler. It was said that Petronella confessed because she was tortured which was believed to be legal in church law during those medieval period.


Kyteler's Inn now owns by a new lade named Nicky Flynn. She acquired the place in 1986 and have rebuild it to it's Medieval look. She made it sure that the once avoided place will be the heart of "good food, drinks, entertainment and traditional Irish hospitaliy".  And she dis it. It is now popular to tourists and locals. The Top Bar is a big room which you can find your own space to settle for the day for it's great food and drinks. On the side, you can learn about the history of the Kyteller's Inn.

There are great deals in other restaurants and bars but being in that old creepy yet beautiful looking place makes a huge difference. So if you're in the Kilkenny don't forget to visit Kyteler's Inn.


  1. I am not sure if I will stay in that place especially that Halloween is approaching. I do not mind exploring and learn more about the Inn.

  2. Thank you for the history about this place sis. I learned new things everyday!

  3. It is good that the new owner decided to change the image of the place to that it is lively and entertaining although I'm sure its history will always be a part of it.

  4. I love places like this with a lot of history. However, the history of this inn is kinda scary. I don't know if I'll be able to stay here. Haha!

  5. That's an interesting history there. I really would love to visit Ireland and even that spooky place. I am the scaredy cat but if the nature's vista is pretty, my excitement will be enough to make ma stay even for a night. :)

  6. the ghost adventure should be here, and there is no way that I'm staying for the whole night here, unless I will be given a million dollar to do it... lol

  7. I don't think I am courageous enough to stay in that place for a night. Horror stories/movies are not my thing. I'd probably visit the place during the day, just to see the interiors and take some pictures. That's the most I can do in a place with a history of witchcraft.

  8. Shucks! I don't know if I would be able to stay there with the history behind it.I'm easily scared.


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