The Oldbog Cottage is a fully operational thatched cottage depicting an era in Irish history from the late 1800’s right through to the mid 1900’s. The cottage has been designed to provide a living history experience of how people not only lived in the past but also the importance of the home and how central it was to both family and community life. The cottage illustrates the simplicity of life and the self-sustaining capabilities of the times. It is a portrayal of a simple one roomed living arrangement with memorabilia suitable to the depicted era. It provides a hands-on educational insight to times past through real life experience. Visitors can enter the cottage and unlike other displays can touch, feel and interact with the environment. Interact with the display, stop to recount stories from times past and enjoy the experience of Ireland’s past.
The Old Bog Cottage will be located on the Parade in Kilkenny just outside the Castle.