‘Medieval Mile’ plans to be unveiled in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

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Plans for a ‘Medieval Mile’ in Kilkenny are due to be announced in the next few weeks, and the project will help to promote the South East as a “necklace of must-see destinations,” a Fáilte Ireland conference held in Hotel Kilkenny heard on Monday afternoon.

The Medieval Mile will be one of two “game-changing developments,” the other being a Viking Triangle in Waterford, said Fáilte Ireland’s head of operations for the South East, Gary Breen.

Of the Medieval Mile, he said: “We hope within the next two weeks to have blueprints developed that will outline how this project will evolve.”

It will include the Craft Yard; St Mary’s Cathedral, which will become an exhibition space; the new Butler Gallery for contemporary art being developed at Evans Home; and the upgrade of High Street.

“When that project is in place, we will have the finest built heritage experience in Ireland,” Mr Breen said.

Other promotions he cited in Kilkenny include a tapas-style Blasta Trail being piloted in hotels, restaurants and cafes with the aim of attracting “grazing” diners in the early evenings; the availability of GAA bookings through the tourist office; and the marketing of an “urban triangle” of Kilkenny, Wexford Town and Waterford.

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