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Butler House BED & BREAKFAST

A Unique Haven of Elegance & Distinction

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B&B Contact Details Bed and Breakfast Summary
Butler House
16 Patrick Street
Kilkenny City
County Kilkenny

1 Double from:€60.00 pppn
1 Family from:€0.00 pppn
1 Single from:€80.00 pppn
1 Twin from:€70.00 pppn
All or some rooms have private bathrooms. Our BNB is a local building of historic interest. Our establishment is fitted with central heating throughout. Cots available on request. We have fishing opportunities nearby. Garden and/or patio area for guests
Hairdryers are available in rooms or on request. There are horse riding facilities nearby. Internet access available in rooms or residents lounge. We have on-site parking. We have a residents lounge. All rooms have a telephone.
All rooms have satellite TV. There are scenic walks in the surrounding area. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have TV.

Bed and Breakfast Description


An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear.

Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a charming walled garden are all features of this notable Georgian residence.

Butler House was originally restored in the early 1970’s by Kilkenny Design, they painstakingly restored all of the original architectural features and furnished the house in a very unique and contemporary way. The influence of Kilkenny Design has always been one of the unique features of Butler House. The house has undergone a number of refurbishments since then, however the influence of the original Kilkenny Design Team is still visible throughout the house today.

The superb location of Butler House in the centre of historic Kilkenny City offers visitors the best of two worlds. Through the back door you will find Patrick Street, which leads to the commercial centre of the city. Here you will find an array of shops, bars and restaurants. Through the front door you will be surprised to find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian garden was restored to its former glory in 1999 and boosts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and Kilkenny Castle. This is another unique feature of this wonderful house.

Our professional and friendly staff would be delighted to welcome you to Butler House and to Kilkenny. They are more than happy to assist in mapping out itineraries, recommending and reserving restaurants, reserving tee times, arranging local fishing trips, horse ridding, etc. The dedication and enthusiasm of our staff provide one of the hallmarks of our success.

Butler House is the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle and has always been associated with the Butler Family, Dukes & Earls of Ormonde who resided at Kilkenny Castle for 500 years.


Kilkenny Attractions

Located in the south-east of the country, Kilkenny is Ireland's medieval capital. The city is steeped in history, dominated by superb ancient architecture, such as the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, one of Ireland's most famous castles. Built by the Normans in 1190, and occupied by the Butler family for 500 years, the fortress has been restored to its former glory.

Kilkenny is also famous as an international centre of contemporary art & culture. The Kilkenny Design centre, located in the old stables and coach house of Kilkenny Castle, has an extensive range of Irish craft products. The centre stocks Irish-made clothing for both ladies and men, crystal, ceramics, linens and a wide range of beautiful gifts from all over Ireland.

The Kilkenny Studio Workshops are clustered in the scenic valley of the river Nore, in the heart of the county. One of the best ways of sampling this tree-lined area of hills and vales is to meander slowly from workshop to studio, taking in the sights along the way.

Kilkenny is superbly equipped for golf, fishing and equestrian activities. We boast the famous Mount Juliet championship golf course, just fifteen minutes from the City, and where the prestigious American Express Golf Championship was hosted in September 2002. The staff at Butler House can arrange reservations for you!

Kilkenny plays host to such renowned festivals as the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in May and the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August.

Kilkenny City is situated in an ideal central location - just over an hour from Dublin, and two hours from Shannon.

B&B Location


When leaving Dublin follow signs for South East & M7,
Exit M7 for M9 (heading towards Waterford).
M9 joins N9, which will take you through the towns of Castledermot and Carlow.
The N9 joins the N10 approx. 15 miles outside Carlow.
Continue along N10 to Kilkenny City.

To Butler House

Approaching Kilkenny you will meet a roundabout, take 1st exit – straight ahead.
You will then meet a 2nd roundabout, take the 2nd exit (straight ahead) and continue along this street until you come to a junction with traffic lights (St John's Church will be on your left, MacDonough Station Complex will be on your right).
Turn left at lights and you are now on John Street, continue along John Street - go over St. Johns Bridge (will see Castle on left) continue to lights.
At lights go straight ahead - you are now on Patrick Street. Continue up hill and you will see Butler House on left (It looks like a townhouse from street side), pass the house and take the first left down a little lane called Chapel Avenue, swing left again and you should now be in our car park.

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