Rising above the Nore, Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland's most visited heritage sites. The first structure on this strategic site was a...
National Craft Gallery & Kilkenny Design Centre
Contemporary Irish crafts are showcased at these imaginative galleries in the former castle stables that also house the shops of the...
Butler House Gardens
If yet another pint in an atmospheric pub is just one too many, take refuge at this smart wine bar. There's also a stellar range of...
Lonely Planet review
The Butler Gallery in the basement of Kilkenny Castel is one of the country’s most important art galleries outside Dublin. Small exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists are held throughout the year. Also in the basement, the castle kitchen houses a popular summertime cafe. You can head directly to either the Butler Gallery or the cafe without paying the tour admission price.