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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.


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…..

Who were the Butlers?

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

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.

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.


Visite Virtuelle du Château de Kilkenny

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

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A Glimpse of Kilkenny Castle

To celebrate Bealtaine, join us on a virtual tour of selected rooms within this great historic site. Discover from the comfort of your home the hidden treasures and sumptuous rooms that lies behind the walls of Kilkenny Castle.

Click on the link below to view our video on the OPW YouTube Channel

Outdoor Tour of Kilkenny Castle

From a medieval castle to a luxurious Victorian residence, if you look closely you can track the development and evolution of Kilkenny Castle by exploring its exterior. 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.

Click on the link below to view our video on the OPW YouTube Channel