Kilkenny Castle

Recommended
Originally a wooden Norman fort built in 1172, it was turned into a defensive castle with four corner towers in 1192, before becoming a splendid palace in the Victorian era. During your visit, you will see lovely hand-painted Chinese-style tapestries and an impressive portrait collection in the great gallery. You should then head to Butler Gallery in the basement, which exhibits work by contemporary Irish artists and to the old Victorian kitchens, now a delightful tea room.

Useful information

Address:

Castle Rd. Kilkenny

Phone:

+353 56 770 4100

Price:

7 € (children 3 €)

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: 9am-5.30pm; Apr-May and Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; Mar: 9.30am-5pm; Oct-Feb: 9.30am-4.30pm

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