Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)

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Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)

Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
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 June 22, 2019
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Catherine K
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland50 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Excellent Tourist Information Office. Lovely staff, extremely helpful, very friendly, great information, excellent location!
Written September 6, 2017
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davida23
Clearwater,FL47 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We are Americans who are spending a year in Kilkenny. We have visited the Info Office several times and the folks there could not be more helpful. They have loads of local information, as well as regional and national brochures and can make good recommendations for any traveler.
Written June 2, 2017
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
After some conflicting advice, we finally located the tourist bureau. We initially thought that we were in the wrong building but then realised that we had to climb a stairs to the bureau which was hidden away in an upstairs room. Assistance from the lady present was somewhat offhand, perhaps she had a bad night. We decided on the iPad as a source of information but in the interim wasted over an hour.
Written May 28, 2016
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Trudi B
89 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We stopped briefly in Kilkenny enroute to Waterford from Dublin on the advice of our car hire company..All we knew was that it was interesting historically but had no idea what there was to see...so the obvious choice was to seek out the TIC. We noticed it as we drove past but it was signposted from the castle. We had to climb a few stairs which was fine for us but would present a problem for people with mobility issues (couldn't see an obvious lift).

We were greeted instantly with a friendly smile and a query as to what we were interested in. Having said we only had a couple of hours the lady gave us several options and marked everything on a map. She also asked where we were heading off to after Kilkenny and pointed out some excellent free guide books.

You expect a TIC to be helpful but the enthusiasm and knowledge displayed by the employee was definitely above expectation.
Written July 17, 2015
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Robbie1591
Albury, Australia17 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
Housed in historic building and keen to give you lots of info on Kilkenny tailored to your interests (history)
Written August 17, 2012
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Travelinglight2011
Northern California9 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
We didnt receive any interesting tips from the office. also, it is on the second floor of a building; I didnt see an elevator, so using their services could be difficult for someone with mobility problems.
Written November 20, 2011
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sweety1960
Kilkenny, Ireland95 contributions
May 2011 • Friends
recently visited Kilkenny city which was fabulous and very interesting. The tourist office is based in a beautiful old Alms house which has a certain charm. while there my friends and I took a medieval walking tour of the city which was a great way to spend an hour or so. The guide gives a great insight into the history of Kilkenny in a very informative and witty way and a great way to get to know the city.
Written June 22, 2011
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permia
Ireland37,639 contributions
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 September 23, 2019
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Mary
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
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 September 15, 2019
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