Kilkenny CastleApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Kilkenny Castle is a 12th century castle remodeled 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 splendor 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.

Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the Summer months.