Kilkenny Castle

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Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle

The centerpiece of the medieval city of Kilkenny, whose streets are lined with 11th- and 12th-century buildings, this 800-year-old castle commands a prominent location in High Town. It was the residence of the Butler family for almost 600 years until it was offered by Arthur Butler, the 6th Marquess of Ormonde, to the people of Kilkenny in 1967 for a token 50 Irish pounds. Now under the care of the Office of Public Works, the castle and its art-and-antiques-filled rooms, passageways, corridors and courtyards can be toured on your own or with a guide.

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The Parade, Collegepark, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
Sun - Sat 9am - 5:30pm