The Hole in the Wall
Housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland – the 1582 Archer Inner House just off the High street, the Hole in the Wall is a renowned 18th century tavern. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years. Tours currently take place on the weekends and describe the story of the house against the backdrop of the complex history of political and religious change in Kilkenny over the past 400 years. It is also a lovely venue for lectures, music, poetry and theatre and has an eclectic and interesting programme of events.