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Project Description

An open archaeological excavation within a 13th century parish church and merchant family chantry chapel. 

This project will see the re-opening of the 16th century Rothe Family Chapel, allowing visitors to watch archaeologists at work as they uncover further burial vaults and artefacts in front of their eyes. This project will also give an opportunity to local community groups to work on site with the archaeologists, gaining skills and knowledge on an actual archaeological dig.

About Kilkenny Civic Trust

This project is managed by the Kilkenny Civic Trust which is a registered charity set up by Kilkenny County Council in 1989. The Trust’s remit is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Kilkenny’s architectural, cultural and historic heritage for the benefit of the public and to encourage their conservation and use.


Listen to Grace Fegan, Curator Kilkenny Civil Trust

Fundraising Details

Project Cost: €250,000

If you could financially support this project it would be greatly appreciated

100% of donations go directly to the Kilkenny Civic Trust's PayPal account below (Registered Charity 20023386)

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