The Hole In The Wall is housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland - the 1582 Archer Inner House, 17 High St, Kilkenny.
The Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room has been fully restored over the last 10 years and is now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years.
Hole In The Wall is available for hire for private parties, functions, conferences and all occasions. The Archer room situated upstairs is the perfect venue for intimate music gigs and lavish banquets/small weddings.
Some Recent History on The Hole In The Wall
Since 1999 it has been under conservation / restoration. The building is typically Tudor in style with a tall pitched roof (new), cut stone hooded Elizabethan mullioned windows, original flagstones, hexagonal chimney and oak doors. The inside consists of an upper floor and small gallery which comprised the living apartment of the Archer family. It has been restored largely as found and fitted out with 16th century oak floor and furniture sourced both locally and in Oxfordshire. The main room measures approximately 20 x 20 feet.
The ground floor is divided into a rustic tavern made from 1582 oak beams, floor boards and other original oaks. A snug room is adjacent where the history of the late 1700s, the Charitable and Benevolent snug and links to later owners such as the Bibby drapers are recalled. There is a rear small rear yard and to the front is a moderate sized enclosed New Orleans-style courtyard.
Opening Hours (Subject to change)
Mon: 20:00 - 24:00 Tues: Closed Wed: 20:00 - 24:00 Thurs: 20:00 - 24:00 Fri: 20:00 - 01:00 Sat: 14:30 - 01:00 Sun: Closed