Our costumers now get the unique experience of actually visiting and walking through our most famous Medieval burial ground located on the grounds at the Medieval mile museum.
St Mary’s Church which is on St Marys Lane off High street was the parish church of the medieval Hightown. The rich merchant families such as the Shees and Rothes would all have gone to Mass here. The original church was built in the 13th century.
Rich Merchant families of Kilkenny were buried in magnificent tombs underneath the church and the poor people of the medieval capital were buried outside in the graveyard.
Visitors beware of the ghostly creatures crawling through this graveyard at night. Many of our costumers have heard strange voices and strange objects have been caught on camera.
Stories are told of the curse of Sir Richard Shee and that the graveyard is haunted by his soul. Vistors get an opertunity to look at and exam both the graves and tombs including the amazing tomb of Sir Richard Shee if they are brave enough.