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Walking tours of historic sites in Ireland’s Ancient East such as Kilkenny city, Kells Priory, Jerpoint Abbey, Ferns, Borris Village, Carlow Town and Clonmacnoise are delivered by Amanda Pitcairn of Touch The Past Medieval  history walking tours.  Amanda employs her passion for the Middle Ages and public history. More than a mere observation of old buildings, Touch The Past Medieval history walking tours focus on the lives of specific Medieval characters as well as life in general for the majority of ordinary Medieval people.   Visitors ‘dive’ into the Middle Ages and let their imaginations loose as they hear  about the lives of people who lived and worked, in and around these historic sites, while meandering through  Kilkenny’s Medieval lanes or the evocative ruins of Ireland’s historic built heritage . Touch the Past tours are delivered in an engaging and accessible manner, providing an enjoyable and informative experience without compromising on the integrity of innate historical fact.

Walking tours conducted by Touch The Past  are ideally suited to the culturally curious visitors, both local and international, individuals, student groups, historical societies and many other interest groups who are fascinated by discovering the historic cultural heritage available in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Bespoke tours can be arranged to take in several sites together in a single day.

To book your bespoke tour, contact Amanda directly at:



14449741_649443805230983_1470908299738532312_nAmanda has an Mphil in Public History and Cultural
Heritage from Trinity College Dublin, her particular field
is the medieval period of Ireland’s Ancient East.