Butler House is the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle, and was home to the Earls of Ormonde who also built the Kilkenny Castle, stables and coach house at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a charming walled garden are all features of this notable Georgian residence.
The superb location of Butler House in the centre of historic Kilkenny City offers visitors the best of two worlds. Through the front door you will find Patrick Street, a two minute walk to the centre of the city. Through the back door you will be surprised to find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian garden was restored to its former glory in 1999 and boosts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and Kilkenny Castle.
Butler House Christmas Garden 2018
Butler House Garden comes alive this festive season with an enchanting event for friends and family. Begin your journey in Castle Yard where the twinkle of stars will lead you to the pearl light tunnel that opens into Butler House Garden’s magical experience.
Our Garden transforms at dusk as light installations come to life.
Kids will love the toy soldiers, reindeer and the frosty winter pond at the heart of the garden complete with a skating snowman! Take an “Elfie” with friends in Santa’s sleigh or meet the big man himself in his outdoor grotto.
The Glittering trees will lead you to the wishing path where you will find Santa has left a magic post-box for all his letters that go straight to the north pole.
- Some of the highlights are:
- Santa & his elves
- Pick & Paint
- Hot Chocolate & Donuts
- Mulled Wine
- Afternoon Tea
- Pop-up Shop- with delighted from our own Executive Head Chef Ger Dunne
- Craft Fair- some great ideas for Christmas Gifts
- Butler House Gift Vouchers
So, come visit this unique destination in our secluded walled garden, enjoy festive fare, music and take some time away from the crowds to soak up a magical Christmas atmosphere in the very heart of Kilkenny.
Open every Saturday & Sunday from 1st December until Friday 21st December, 12 noon to 6pm. Free Entry into the Garden, Santa Visit €10 per child
For more info visit butler.ie or call 056 772 2828.