Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)

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Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)

Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)
4.5
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permia
Ireland37,205 contributions
Long benevolent history
Sep 2019
It was great to visit this atmospheric institution, not only for the plentiful information available but also because of its lengthy history.

Established in the late 1500s for the indigent and destitute of the city, a service it continued to provide until the early 1800s.

By the way, the staff told us that the Information Office is imminently relocating to new premises. They didn’t know what role this evocative building will have in the future.
Written 23 September 2019
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Mary
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Very friendly and lots of information!
Sep 2019
We popped in here to get a map of Kilkenny.The staff were very helpful.We got a couple of maps and leaflets and had a very pleasant chat!
Written 15 September 2019
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ChitchatCanada
Canada501 contributions
Helpful but....
May 2019 • Couples
We stopped here to get a town map as well as ask a few questions and the staff were very friendly and helpful. However, I did find it odd and inconvenient that there isn't a public restroom in this building.
Written 27 June 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,112 contributions
Helpful staff
May 2019 • Couples
Stopped in to get some information on the city attractions. Staff very welcoming and helpful and we ended up with abundant maps and literature to show us locations and provide background details of the various sites. As we only had one day, we were offered suggestions for the primary sites to visit and the extras in between. An asset to the city. The old building that currently houses the Office, Shee Alms House, dates to 1582.
Written 22 June 2019
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
You absolutely need to stop in for the history of the building
Apr 2019 • Solo
Even if you do not need a map or directions you must stop into this tourist information office because of the history of its building. The building has survived from 1582 intact. It was run by the Shee family as a poor house and if you cannot afford to go into the Rothe House close by, this is a free opportunity to see what a house from the 15th century looked like. In fact Richard Shee was the nephew of John Rothe who built the Rothe House in 1594. Shee Alms House is slightly older (1582). Shee believed in caring from the poor but women and men could not intermingle or marry. It helped during the 19th century potato famine. He was so staunchly committed to keeping the house as an alms house that he threatened his family with a curse if they did not comply with keeping it as a bastion for the poor. Shee is buried on the other side of the stone wall opposite the house.
Written 6 May 2019
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jimbo973
new jersey61 contributions
Interesting building and staff ready to help
Apr 2019 • Couples
The office is in an old work house and is pretty interesting to visit. The staff really helped orient us not only for our time in Kilkenny but also the rest of our week in Ireland. Thanks!
Written 24 April 2019
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Wendy W
108 contributions
Rainy day
Aug 2018 • Friends
The lafies in the office were extremely helpful suggesting places to visit on a rainy day. We were given masps and good asvice on places we could go and also keep out of the rain
Written 24 August 2018
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micas11a
Preston, UK3 contributions
Tourist Information Office
Jul 2018 • Couples
What lovely helpful people working here
Need to know anything it's all here
Thanks for all your help from the breathless man !
Written 30 July 2018
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Connie R
10 contributions
Very Helpful!
Jul 2018 • Family
The ladies were extremely helpful. They gave us maps and told us about the shopping on Kieran St. They also answered questions about the best places to visit in the surrounding area. Nicholas Mosse Pottery factory is a must see if you love beautiful pottery!
Written 11 July 2018
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Christy_Luv2
Gorey, Ireland1,850 contributions
GO HERE FIRST IF VISITING KILKENNY!
Mar 2018 • Couples
The enthusiasm the staff have is infectious and makes you want to cover everything they suggest! If you're new to Kilkenny, this is the place to go first-anyone will direct you. Great advice given and makes you want to stay for days! ENJOY!
Written 26 March 2018
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