Historical Irish Graveyards Tour in Kilkenny

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The tour is a unique experience to learn about Irish Graveyards. The Irish have a unique perspective on Graveyard’s calling them ‘Garden’s of Slumber’ and ‘God’s acre’. Your guide Sarah is a historian with a passion for telling stories who will show you two of Kilkenny’s oldest and most beautiful graveyards. Hear about the people buried in each Graveyard? The layout of Graveyards and the devil’s shadow, that part of the Graveyard no one wanted to be buried in. Discover Irelands burial practices from the early Christian period to World War I. Get to know the tombstone symbols and what they meant? Learn skills that will help you read any Irish Graveyard.

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Duration: 1 hour
Starts: Kilkenny, Ireland
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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The tour is a unique experience to learn about Irish Graveyards. The Irish have a unique perspective on Graveyard’s calling them ‘Garden’s of Slumber’ and ‘God’s acre’. Your guide Sarah is a historian with a passion for telling stories who will show you two of Kilkenny’s oldest and most beautiful graveyards. Hear about the people buried in each Graveyard? The layout of Graveyards and the devil’s shadow, that part of the Graveyard no one wanted to be buried in. Discover Irelands burial practices from the early Christian period to World War I. Get to know the tombstone symbols and what they meant? Learn skills that will help you read any Irish Graveyard.

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Stop At: St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower, Coach Rd The Close, Kilkenny R95 V63H Ireland

Discover the burials under the Round Tower. An incredible butcher’s tombstone. Were flat tombs to stop grave diggers or stop the dead from rising? What does ancient Rome have to do with Georgian Kilkenny graves? Why do sheep and sculls apear on so many tombstones? And most importantly hear the stories of everyday peoples love and loss, captured in Kilkenny’s stunning tombstones.

Duration: 1 hour



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