The location of Butler House, amidst the charm and relaxed lifestyle of historic Kilkenny City, ensures an experience as rich as the surrounding landscape.
An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle estate, Butler House was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a charming walled garden are all features of this notable Georgian residence. In the early seventies, Kilkenny Design refurbished Butler House in a unique, contemporary way. In 1989, the Kilkenny Civic Trust acquired the house, along with its important collection of Irish art. The professional and friendly staff of Butler House are dedicated to providing for their residents’ every need.
Butler House boasts thirteen special rooms and suites, all with their own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a modern bathroom, and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms – contemporary furnishings are combined with the magnificent original features, which afford guests an impressive sense of comfort and space. The spacious superior rooms and suites have bow windows, which overlook the secluded gardens and Kilkenny Castle.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Queen Sized Beds
- Multi Channel HD TV
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Hair Dryer
- Tea/Coffee Facilities
- Complimentary WIFI access
- Complimentary Mineral Water
On the Map: Kilkenny City is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeast midlands of Ireland. Kilkenny is well-served by a good network of roads – the M9/N10 from Dublin (to the northeast) and N9/N10 from Waterford City (to the south).
Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland’s oldest towns, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice’s Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.