Kilkenny Castle is a 12th century castle, remodelled in Victorian times and set in riverside parklands, which was once the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. It is located in the heart of Kilkenny City.
Rothe House is a unique, early 17th-century, Irish merchant’s townhouse and garden, set in the centre of Kilkenny City. It is also the base of genealogical research on Kilkenny ancestry.
Kilkenny Design Centre is situated in what was once the stables of historic Kilkenny Castle and is fittingly located adjacent to the National Craft Gallery one of Ireland’s most exciting artistic venues.
THe Hole in the Wall is the inner house of the Archer Mansion built 1582. It became a tavern after 1690 and was renowned in the late 1700s. The Earl of Ormonde and the future Duke of Wellington were habitueés.