Kilkenny Castle

The Anglo-Norman castle was built by William Marshal in early 1200s. It was purchased by James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond in 1391 and thereafter was the seat of the Butler dynasty until Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess of Ormonde (1893-1971) presented the castle to the people of Kilkenny. Today it is in the care of the Office of Public Works. Important archaeological work has been carried out at the castle. Visitors can view the luxurious interiors and the extensive gardens containing species of native trees and plants.



The Parade,


Co. Kilkenny

Telephone: +353 (0) 56 7704100


Click here to see a map showing Kilkenny Castle.

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