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Located on a strategic height commanding the crossing of the River Nore, Kilkenny Castle stands as a testament to Ireland's rich historical and cultural heritage. Constructed in the 12th century by William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke, the castle served as the principal residence for one of Ireland's most powerful families. Over the centuries, it became synonymous with the Butler Family, who held sway as Earls, Marquesses, and Dukes of Ormonde for nearly 600 years from the 14th century onwards. This illustrious lineage imbues Kilkenny Castle with unparalleled significance, not just as a symbol of political power, but also as a center of cultural patronage and refinement.

Today, visitors to Kilkenny Castle can immerse themselves in the opulent ambiance of the Victorian era, as faithfully recreated in the meticulously restored Period Rooms. But the castle's allure extends beyond its grand interiors; its sprawling estate, encompassing a 21-hectare walled demesne parkland and a formal terraced Rose Garden, offers a verdant oasis in the heart of Kilkenny. Overlooking the picturesque Nore River, the castle grounds feature mature trees, shrubs, and an ornamental lake, creating a serene backdrop for leisurely strolls and moments of contemplation. Moreover, Kilkenny's vibrant and compact cityscape, coupled with its reputation for hosting renowned festivals and cultural events throughout the year, ensures that the castle remains not just a historical relic, but a dynamic hub of artistic expression and community engagement.

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Additional Attractions

  • Cork Jazz Festival
  • Dublin City University
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House
  • Belfast
  • Blarney Castle & Stone
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Donegal
  • Dublin Walking Tour
  • Galway
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Shannon
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Limerick
  • Trinity College
  • Kinsale
  • Irish Music/Dance
  • Powerscourt House and Gardens
  • Glendalough
  • Wicklow National Park
  • Musical Pub Crawl
  • Book of Kells
  • Dunmore Cave
  • Victor's Way Indian Sculpture Park
  • Spend a night in a castle
  • Mayo Greenway Cycling
  • Titanic Trail Tour
  • Blarney Woolen Mills
  • Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Jaunting Cars
  • Muckross Abbey
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Kayaking
  • Swim with the Dolphins
  • Go Blo Karting
  • Discover Sites Made Famous from Game of Thrones
  • Boda Borg Challenges
  • Escape Boats
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • AquaZone
  • Tree Canopy Walks
  • Whale Watching
  • Cork Harbour Boat Tours
  • Zipline Courses (Zipit at Tibradden Wood)
  • Dublin's Leisureplex
  • Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour
  • Take a Ride in a World War II Amphibious DUKWS
  • National Aquatic Centre
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • National Leprechaun Museum
  • The Science Gallery
  • Butlers Chocolate Experience
  • Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
  • Rainforest Adventure Golf
  • Xtreme.Ie At Courtlough Adventure Centre
  • Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
  • Electric Bike Trails
  • Orienteering Challenges
  • The Titanic Trail Walking Tour
  • Lifetime Lab
  • Abbey Tavern
  • Castlecomer Discovery Park

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