Butler Gallery

Butler Gallery

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

Inspiring culture seekers since 1943, the Butler Gallery is located in the former kitchens of Kilkenny Castle, which is situated in the heart of Kilkenny City in the South East of Ireland. The gallery is free of charge and open to the public seven days a week, all year round.

The Butler Gallery is one of Irelands most vibrant contemporary art spaces outside of Dublin and is an organization that has made significant contributions to the contemporary visual arts since it’s establishment in 1943. Our policy and programme are committed to exhibiting the work of Irish and emerging artists along with highlighting major international artists, when possible. We are privileged to have an important collection of Irish and international art dating from the 1800s, which we are committed to safeguarding for the future. Our vibrant education and community outreach programme has significantly contributed to audience development and raising awareness of the gallery in all sectors of the community at local and national levels.

Located in medieval Kilkenny Castle, we attract a broad and diverse audience of local, national and international visitors. We offer our visitors contemporary exhibitions, which reflect the constantly changing nature of visual art practice and the range of media used in the making of contemporary work. The Butler Gallery exists on site and off site, as a place of interaction between artists and the public – a contemporary space within a non-contemporary setting, occupying a unique position on the Irish art circuit.

The Butler Gallery plays an important role in the cultural life of Kilkenny and the South East. We have a population rich with artists and craft makers that live and work in Kilkenny creating a thriving cultural base. The presence of such a creative community keeps the Arts alive, current and valuable to the public at large. The Gallery is free of charge and open to the public seven days a week, year round and offers extensive exposure to the visual arts in the form of exhibitions, events, courses, talks and workshops.

Opening Hours

The gallery is open seven days a week.

[table]
January/February|10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm
March| 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm
April| 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5.30pm
May-July| 10am – 5.30pm
August/September| 10am – 5.30pm
October-December| 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm
[/table]

Parking & Accessibility

Metered parking is on the street. The gallery regrets that Kilkenny Castle is not wheelchair accessible.

Kilkenny-castle.jpg
Kilkenny Castle, Castle Park, Kilkenny 0 km
The Castle Yard, Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.09 km
The Castle Yard, Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.13 km
11 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.17 km
+353567777000+353567777000
Kilkenny Tourist Information Office, Rose Inn St, Co. Kilkenny 0.18 km
+353567751500+353567751500
12 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.18 km
51 St. Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.2 km
2 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.2 km
26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.2 km
Butler House Conference Room
Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.22 km
Saint Mary's Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.25 km
the_salt_yard_kilkenny-11.jpg
3 Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.28 km
056 7703644056 7703644
Langton House Hotel
67 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.33 km
66 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.33 km
+353567722886+353567722886
35-39 Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.42 km
31 John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.43 km
John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.45 km
49 High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.46 km
+353567761812+353567761812
John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.47 km
John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.48 km
12 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.52 km
Rothe House
Rothe House & Gardens, Parliament Street, Kilkenny 0.56 km
James' Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.58 km
27 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.64 km
Watergate, Kilkenny 0.67 km
26 Walkin Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.72 km
26 Walkin Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.72 km
5 Irishtown, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.73 km
6 Irishtown, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.74 km
6 Dean Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.78 km
O'loughlin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.83 km
12 O'loughlin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.85 km
Church Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland 0.91 km
Smithland Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny 1.06 km
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland 1.21 km
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland 1.21 km
Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny 1.55 km
Mount Juliet Estate
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny 15.01 km
Showing 43 results