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KCLR Live: Devastation over closure of Smithwick’s Experience

Sudden blow to Kilkenny as the city’s second biggest tourist attraction won't reopen

Yesterday’s announcement that Kilkenny’s Smithwick’s Experience won’t be reopening came as a shock to many.

Among those left by reeling by the news are Mayor John Coonan, Cathaoirleach Andrew Mc Guinness and former Kilkenny Chamber President Donie Butler.

They shared their disappointment with the loss of this key part of Kilkenny’s tourist offering with Eimear Ní Bhraonáin: