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The videos and podcasts are offering an exciting opportunity to dive into Kilkenny Castle lesser-known history and to explore its collections from a new perspective.


The women of Kilkenny Castle: Isabel de Clare

There have been many strong influential women associated with Kilkenny Castle throughout the centuries and today we are delighted to shine a light on Isabel De Clare.

Who were the Butlers?

A short introduction to the powerful Anglo-Norman family who made Kilkenny Castle their principal Irish residence

Skeletons in their closets

The late 18th and early 19th century turned out to be a time of great change and upheaval for the landed gentry in general and the Butler family in particular. A court case and a high profile divorce caused the Butler family to be embroiled in a Regency Scandal. If you would like to know more about the skeletons in their closets, please do sit back and let us fill you in…..

The Silver Inventories of the Dukes of Ormonde

From preserving spoons to silver tables, the various household plate inventories of the 1st & 2nd Duke of Ormonde give us a fascinating glimpse into the use of silver in the ducal residences over a forty year period.

Moments in Time - 1870 to 1970

This exhibition captures ‘moments in time’ from the lives of the last five Marquesses of Ormonde, over a period of one hundred years.


The Ladies of Llangollen

Join Lori Moriarty as she traces the story of the women who became known as ‘The Ladies of Llangollen’ and also examine the many afterlives of their story.

From ‘extraordinary female affection’ (St James Chronicle, 1790) to ‘Ladies ahead of their time’ (The Telegraph, 2002) theirs was a truly fascinating journey.

A Glimpse of Kilkenny Castle

View of the Drawing Room

Discover from the comfort of your home the hidden treasures and sumptuous rooms that lies behind the walls of Kilkenny Castle.


Outdoor Tour of Kilkenny Castle

Join one of our guides for a short walk around the castle and grounds and let us showcase its rich history hidden in plain sight in the walls of Kilkenny Castle.


Visite Virtuelle du Château de Kilkenny

View of the Picture Gallery with Marble Fireplace to the left

Pour célébrer la journée internationale de la Francophonie, nous vous invitons à découvrir le Château de Kilkenny avec cette visite virtuelle en français

Women in the Letters of the First Duchess of Ormonde

In this talk, Dr Naomi McAreavey will demonstrate the importance of the duchess’s female friendships and alliances to her activities, arguing that the mobilization of her female network helped optimise her family’s political position and ensure their adaptability and survival during periods of crisis.