Further Reading



  • Irish Architectural Archive
  • National Archives of Ireland
  • National Library of Ireland
  • Royal Irish Academy Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Marsh’s Library Dublin
  • The Tholsel Kilkenny



  • British Library London
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • Public Record Office, Kew
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast
  • Victorian & Albert Museum London
  • Grosvenor Museum Chester


Barnard. Toby, and Fenlon. Jane, (eds.). The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610 – 1745 (Woodbridge, 2000)

Beckett. J.C., The Cavalier Duke (Belfast, 1990)

Bence – Jones. Mark, A Guide to Irish Country Houses (London: Constable Press, 1998)

Bradley. John, Discover Kilkenny (Dublin, 2000).

Bradley. John, Historic Towns Atlas: Kilkenny (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2000)

Burghclere. Lady, (Winifred Gardner, Baroness Burghclere), The Life of James, First Duke of Ormonde, 1610–1688, 2 vol. (1912).

Butler Society, Journal of the Butler Society, (1968 – 2003)

Butler. Hubert, ‘Kilkenny castle’. Journal of the Butler Society, 1 (1968),pp 56-60.

Butler. Patricia, ‘The Ingenious Mr Francis Place’ in Irish Arts Review, Vol I, No. 4. (1984), p. 38

Butler. T.R., ‘Dean Swift and the Butlers’ in Hubert Butler (ed)  Journal of the Butler Society 1970 & 1971.

Butler. Toby, ‘Heraldry of the Butlers in Ireland’ in Hubert Butler (ed.) Journal of the Butler Society 1980 & 1981.

Carrigan. William. The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory  4 vols. (Dublin, 1905)

Carte. Thomas, Collection of Original Letters, found among the Duke of Ormonde’s Papers (1739)

Carte. Thomas, Life of the Duke of Ormonde (3 vols., 1735-1736; new ed., in 6 vols., Oxford, 1851)

Colvin. H. M., A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects (London: 1954 )

Correspondence between Archbishop Williams and the Marquess of Ormonde, edited by B. H. Beckham (reprinted from Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1869)

Craig. Maurice, Buildings of Architectural Interest in County Kilkenny (Dublin: An Foras Forbartha, 1973)

Crouch. David William Marshal: Knighthood, War and Chivalry, 1147–1219 (2n ed, London: Longman, 2002).

Curtis. E., & Berry, H. F. Calendar of Ormond Deeds, 1172-1602. Dublin: Published by the Stationery Office. (1932)

Department of the Environment. Heritage and Local Government, An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of County Kilkenny (Government of Ireland, 2006)

Duby. Georges William Marshal, the Flower of Chivalry (New York: Pantheon, 1985).

Dunboyne. Lord, Butler Family History  (Kilkenny, 1991)

Fenlon. Jane, ‘The Ormonde Inventories – A State Apartment at Kilkenny Castle’ in Agnes Bernelle (ed.), Decantions: A Tribute to Maurice Craig (Dublin, 1992), pp. 29 – 37

Fenlon. Jane, ‘Her Grace’s Closet: Paintings in the Duchess of Ormonde’s closet at Kilkenny Castle’ in Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society (1994 Vol.XXXVI).

Fenlon. Jane, Kilkenny Castle [available in Irish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish]  (Office of Public Works, Dublin, 2007)

Fenlon. Jane, The Ormonde Picture Collection (Belfast, 2001)

FitzGearld. Brian, The Anglo – Irish Three Representative Types Cork Ormonde Swift (London, 1952)

Friel. Patricia, Kilkenny Castle (Government Publications, Dublin, 1990)

Gaffney. Dolores, ‘The Long Gallery Kilkenny Castle 1825-1870’ in Journal of the Butler Society 2003

Herity. Michael, Ordnance Survey Letters Kilkenny: Letters containing information relative to the Antiquities of the County of Kilkenny during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1839. (Dublin: Four Masters Press, 2003)

Historic Manuscripts Commission, Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, 3 vols. (London, 1895-9)

Historic Manuscripts Commission, Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, new series, 8 vols. (London, 1902-20)

Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Old Kilkenny Review Volumes IV – LVI (Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1952 – 2007)

Kirwan. John, ‘The Chief Butlers of Ireland and the House of Ormond – An Illustrated Genealogical Guide’; includes ‘Kilkenny Castle: An Outline by Ben Murtagh’ (Irish Academic Press, 2018)

Kirwan. John, ‘Thomas Butler, tenth earl of Ormonde (c. 1532 – 1614); his stewardship of the family estates’ in Kilkenny Studies in honour of Margaret M. Phelan  (Kilkenny n.d.)

Lanigan. Katherine M. and Tyler, Gerald, (eds.,). Kilkenny Architecture and History (Belfast: Appletree Press, 1977)

Lewis. Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland Volumes I and II (London: Samuel Lewis, and Company, 1837)

Marriott. David (ed). ‘To his Grace, Duke of Ormonde’ in The Works of John Dryden with an introduction by Wordsworth. (1995)

Meyer. Paul, L’Histoire de Guillaume le Maréchal (Paris: Société de l’Histoire de France, 1891–1901), with partial translation of the original sources into Modern French. Edition and English translation, History of William Marshal, ed. A.J. Holden and D. Crouch, trans. S. Gregory (3 vols, Anglo-Norman Text Society, Occasional Publication Series, 4-6, 2002-2007)

Morash. Christopher, A History of Irish Theatre 1601 – 2000 (Camebridge, 2002)

Murtagh. Ben, ‘The Kilkenny Castle Archaeological Project 1990 –1993’ Old Kilkenny Review, Journal of Kilkenny Archaeological Society ( Kilkenny, 1993).

Neely. W.G., Kilkenny: An Urban History 1391 – 1843 (Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queens University of Belfast, 1989)

Nolan. William, and Whelan Kevin, Kilkenny History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County (Dublin: Geography Publications, 1990)

O’Dwyer. Fredrick. The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork: Cork University Press, 1997)

O’Dwyer. Fredrick, ‘Modelled Muscularity: Daniel Robertson’s Tudor Manors’ (Irish Arts Review Volume XV 1999, pp 87 – 97)

Painter. Sidney,  William Marshal, Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1933; reprint Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982)

Pollen. Anne, John Hungerford Pollen 1820 – 1902 (London, 1912)

Prim. G.A.John, Nooks and Corners of The County of Kilkenny with an introduction and notes by Conleth Manning, (Grangesilvia Publications, Kilkenny, 2003

Simms. J. G. ‘The second duke of Ormonde’ in Hubert Butler (ed.), Journal of the Butler Society 1970 & 1971

Southwell. Sir Robert, ‘Life of Ormonde’ in The History of the Irish Parliament, by Lord Mountmorres (vol.1)

Sweetman. David, The Medieval Castles of Ireland (Cork, 2005)

Williams. Jeremy, A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837 – 1921 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1994)