Covid-19 UPDATE

 We are currently working to put the necessary provisions in place to safely reopen Kilkenny Castle.

As soon as we have a definite reopening date we will update our website & social media.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming the public back to Kilkenny Castle soon”

The Park & Garden will remain open as normal.

The Kilkenny Castle Blog

Read our latest posts below.

Lady Margaret FitzGerald and Butler Folklore

Lady Margaret FitzGerald and Butler Folklore

The Butler dynasty by the early part of the 14th Century were to emerge as the pre-eminent family in Ireland, even surpassing the FitzGerald and Burke families later in the century. Part of this success can be attributed to their loyalty to the English crown. This...

Folklore and Fairies and the Question of National Identity

Folklore and Fairies and the Question of National Identity

Folklore and Fairies and the Question of National Identity. Due to its complexity folklore does not have a single definition. One definition, includes Folklore, as a historical and cultural process producing and transmitting beliefs, stories, customs, and practices.  ...