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Butler House


We would like to assure you that the health and safety of both our future guests and our team members is, and always has been the top priority at Butler House. We are delighted to be part of the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter. If you are planning a visit to Kilkenny in the future, our team members will be ready to welcome you with the warm Kilkenny hospitality you've come to expect.


An update for our guests following the recent government announcement;

Afternoon Tea will be served from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday

Dinner will be served every Friday and Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for non-residents – The last sitting for non-residents is 6 p.m. 

In-house residents can remain in the restaurant and bar until 11.30 p.m. 

Proof of Immunity / vaccination and photo ID are required for indoor dining / drinks for all guests including breakfast

Private bookings may need to be changed and our events team will be in touch directly

We will continue to operate as normal as possible during these new restrictions up until January 30th


Butler House and Garden is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786.


This unique House in Kilkenny brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings.


The superb location of Butler House offers visitors the very best of Kilkenny City. Through the front door, you will find Patrick Street, a two-minute walk to the centre. Through the back door, you will find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian Garden was restored to its former glory in 1999 and boasts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and Kilkenny Castle. 


Butler House and Garden is a proud member of Ireland's Blue Book, a prestigious collection of Ireland's most charming and stylish hideaways.

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Butler House, 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny City, Ireland

T: +353 (0)56 7722828 | E: res@butler.ie

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