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Kilkenny Castle

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A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland


A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland in Kilkenny, Ireland which was the principal seat of the Butler Family.

Two wings of the Castle have been restored to their 19th century splendour and include a Library, Drawing Room and the magnificent Long Gallery.

The final phase of restoration is complete and includes a state-of-the-art conference centre which is situated in one of the Castle's 12th century towers.

The River Wing also houses the Butler Gallery of Contemporary Art and the old Castle Kitchen which now operates as a tearoom.



Opening Arrangements


High Season: Self-guiding, last admission 30 minutes before closing. Low Season: Guided tours only, last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Arrangements may be subject to change, please check with site.

October - February .......... Daily ............. 09.30 - 16.30
March .............................. Daily ............. 09.30 - 17.00
April - May ....................... Daily ............. 09.30 - 17.30
June - August .................. Daily ............. 09.00 - 17.30
September ....................... Daily ............. 09.30 - 17.30

Non-flash photography permitted for personal use only; filming / videoing not allowed.
Groups of ten people or more must be pre-booked.
Tel.: +353-(0)56-770 4106
Fax: +353-(0)56-770 4116
E-mail: bookingskilkennycastle@opw.ie
Check with site for Christmas and New Year opening arrangements.

Parkland Opening Hours




Please note that the locking of the Park will begin 30 minutes before the scheduled closing time, with the last gate located at the Courtyard area.

Admission Charges


Adult................................... €8.00
Senior / Group (20+)........... €6.00
Student / Child (6+)............ €4.00
Family.................................€20.00

Heritage Cards


This ticket offers great value as it gives the purchaser unlimited admission for one year to all Office of Public Works sites and is valid for one year from date of purchase.

Heritage Cards may be purchased at sites, by credit card on CALLSAVE 1850 600 601 or 353 1 647 65 87 and information is available on www.heritageireland.ie.

Adult: €40.00
Senior Citizen: €30.00
Child / Student: €10.00
Family: €90.00

Accessibility


Parts of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. If you have any concerns, please contact us before visiting. Toilet facilities for visitors with disabilities available on request. Public car park near site. Guiding leaflet in Braille available on request.



WEBSITE: kilkennycastle@opw.ie
EMAIL: bookingskilkennycastle@opw.ie
ADDRESS: Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland.
TEL: +353 56 770 4100
FAX.: +353 56 770 4116


Long Gallery in Kilkenny Castle

Long Gallery in Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle and gardens

Kilkenny Castle and gardens

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle and gardens

Kilkenny Castle and gardens

Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, October 2017.


   

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