A BIT OF IT'S HISTORY
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.