Welcome to Butler House

Butler House is the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle, and was home to the Earls of Ormonde who also built the Kilkenny Castle, stables and coach house at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a charming walled garden are all features of this notable Georgian residence.

The superb location of Butler House in the centre of historic Kilkenny City offers visitors the best of two worlds. Through the front door you will find Patrick Street, a two minute walk to the centre of the city. Through the back 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.

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