Tel: 056 7721064
One of the OLDEST PUBS in IRELAND
Kyteler's Inn is a truly historic venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background - but you will have to visit to hear the whole story of witches & poisoned husbands! The building houses four bars over three floors with a great tradition for Music and is currently named IRISH MUSIC BAR AWARD WINNER.
- Medieval Bars
- Irelands Music Bar Award Winner
- Trad Music & Dancing
- Live Music Venue
- Local Beers & Food
Information on upcoming events at end of page.
We have fun music sessions including..
- "IRISH BEATS" - a great, interactive Bodhran Session with your host & teacher Damian.
- "TUNES & TALES" - following the story of Irish Music through story, music & poems.
- "JIGS & REELS" - also brings local Irish dancers & musicians together.
The Menu in Kyteler's reflects local, Irish produce and fare served with local beers - Kilkenny, Smithwicks Ale & Pale Ale amongst others.
Food served every day 12 - 9pm.
Late Bars every weekend.
Private rooms available.
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Kytelers has a great tradition for Music and is currently named IRISH MUSIC BAR AWARD WINNER.
From March - Every Monday & Tuesday at 6.30pm - Irish Beats: Bodhran Session
Kilkenny City's 13th century Kytelers Inn has come up with a novel solution for attracting big crowds and creating a new tourist experience that is wowing visitors and packing their historic venue to the rafters.
Every Monday and Tuesday evening at 6.30pm, the 'IRISH BEATS - BODHRAN Session' is unleashed and up to 100 tourists a night have been turning up to enjoy the music and getting to explore the finer points of Ireland's native drum, its origin, structure and contribution to Irish music.
Much more importantly, they get to play under the expert tutelage of our Bodhrán instructor Damien. No matter their musical ability (or lack of it) tourists aged from 4 to 94 are encouraged to have a go and as they listen, watch and then copy, their confidence grows and the smiles start to appear.
Music crosses borders and even if the tourists have a limited grasp of English, they are quick to pick up the beat and techniques required. Before long, feet are tapping and the enjoyment of achieving a great tune in such a short space of time is obviously evident.
With comments along the lines of "This was the highlight of my holiday, thank you so much" it is clear that visitors to Ireland want to explore the countries musical heritage and Kytelers Inn have come up with a unique initiative to answer that.
Kytelers Inn owner and Managing Director Nicky Flynn (who incidentally is the great great grand daughter of Charles Dickens) says; "We developed this concept after Fáilte Ireland brought a group of International Travel Writers to us back in April 2011. They were pretty tired and 'toured out' when they got to Kytelers but when introduced to the Bodhrán experience, they came alive. Having witnessed that, it was an obvious move to make it a regular feature of our week. Its popularity has grown beyond all expectations."
Visitors to Kilkenny can enquire about places and start to explore the rhythmic beat of the 'Skin tray' by...
calling Kytelers Inn on +353 (0) 56 772 1064
Open sessions are Monday & Tuesday at 6.30pm / Other sessions available on request
More information can be found at www.kilkennytourism.ie/bodhran_session_training_kytelers
June to August Schedule