Meet the Team at Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny Ireland!
Meet The Team – Pat Moylan – Museum Guide
How did you get in to your role?
My Love of History
What is your favourite part of your job?
Visitors reactions to stories in the history of Kilkenny.
What is your favourite museum in the world?
The Maritime Museum in Talinn, Estonia because it looks like a bond villains HQ.
If you were trapped in the Medieval Mile Museum for the night, what one item would you bring and why?
The biography of William Marshall to read it in situ.
What’s your dream job?
I’m in it.
If you could meet a character from Kilkenny’s history, who would you meet and why?
To ask her what was her life like in a world where women’s status was so low and yet hers so high.
If you had the opportunity to ask a character from Kilkenny’s history anything, who would you ask and what would you ask them.
What did William Marshall think of Kilkenny when he lived here..
What is your favourite attraction in Kilkenny, (aside from the Medieval Mile Museum)?
The Black Abbey because it’s 100% authentic Dominican Church from the thirteenth century.
If you could change one thing about MMM what would it be and why?
More interaction with our visitors.
If you could have a super power, what would it be and why?
To be able to slow time down
Whats your favourite poem?
Walt Whitmans animal poem, from Song of Myself
I think I could turn and live with animals,
they are so placid and self-contain’d,
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
Planning a trip to Kilkenny, Ireland?
Museum Assistant, Alice has written a blog on her perfect day in Kilkenny, check it our for some insider /local tips!