A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands which was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Due to major restoration works, the central block now includes a library, drawing room, and bedrooms decorated in 1830s splendour as well as the beautiful Long Gallery. The old Castle kitchen operates as a tea room during the summer. A suite of former servants' rooms is the Butler Art Gallery, which mounts frequently changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor and gardens only.
Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the Summer months.
Pictures and text courtesy of HeritageIreland.ie.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Kilkenny Castle for directions and precise location prior to your visit.