Welcome to the Medieval Mile Museum. This magnificent restoration of a 13th-century parish church
In 2001 I came to this city to work as an archaeologist and I have been enthralled by it ever since.
Kilkenny Civic Trust is a registered charity set up by Kilkenny County Council in 1989 to acquire the premises in Kilkenny of the former Kilkenny Design Workshops. Since 1989 the Trust has been managing the property which consists of Butler House and Gardens, and the adjacent properties at the Castle Yard, which is home to the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny Design Centre, and a number of small craft manufacturers.
In late 2016 Kilkenny Civic Trust appointed a new management team to implement a new strategic ambition: to achieve better use of the existing Trust assets, through careful management policies, and identifying new commercial opportunities, to increase visitors and footfall to Butler House and the Castle Yard, to play a strategic role in the development of Heritage Tourism in Kilkenny, to collaborate with the key tourism industry stakeholders (O.P.W., Failte Ireland, Local Authorities, and Tour Operators) to achieve increased economic activity and to oversee the management of the new Medieval Mile Museum, at St. Mary’s Church, off High Street, Kilkenny.