Kilkenny Castle

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.

Location

Centre of Kilkenny Town

History

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.

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Details

Opening Times

June - August Daily 09:30-19:00
September Daily 10:00-18:30
October - March Daily 10:30-17:00
April and May Daily 10:30-17:00
Last tour 45 minutes before closing.

Visit Length

1hr 30mins

Admission

Adult EUR 5.00 Child EUR 2.00 Student EUR 2.00 Senior EUR 3.50 Family EUR 11.00 Group EUR 3.50

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

June - August Daily 09:30-19:00
September Daily 10:00-18:30
October - March Daily 10:30-17:00
April and May Daily 10:30-17:00
Last tour 45 minutes before closing.

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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