Butler Gallery
Butler Gallery
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
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10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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Butler Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery and museum with a permanent collection in the South East of Ireland.
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Wally P
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
Sitting in the glorious glass pods ,beneath the walls of the Lantern of Ireland and the Augustinian friary
Written 24 March 2023
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Eileen H
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Solo
Excellent food, friendly service, unique ambience- heated glass pods - to sit in while musing on The Lantern of Ireland
Written 23 February 2023
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Griselda M
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Jun 2022 • Couples
A superb collection of modern art, beautifully curated and housed in an historic building, restored to the highest standards. It’s a real pleasure to see work of this standard, both the collection and the restoration of the building. Kilkenny is very fortunate to have such a powerful cultural resource in the heart of the community.
As a matter of fact, the garden and the cafeteria are both equally uplifting.
So pleased we were able to visit. We will be back.
Written 10 June 2022
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Thank you for your wonderful review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Butler Gallery!
Written 9 September 2022
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Donal M
Waterford, Ireland402 contributions
Oct 2021
Great to see the Butler Gallery finally get an appropriate permanent home in a nicely converted building.
Written 10 October 2021
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Thank you!
Written 9 September 2022
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Sarah H
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Leisurely morning stroll through the gallery. The before & after photos of the re-build were very interesting. Cafe for brunch in a great location, great menu choices. Easy parking right out front.
Written 26 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Butler Gallery!
Written 9 September 2022
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janiemac2013
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Aug 2021
I had looked forward to seeing this building and was delighted to visit. Part of it was not available on the day because a new exhibition was being installed, but I really enjoyed the collection, especially for the emphasis on local artists. So nice to see!
Written 13 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Butler Gallery!
Written 9 September 2022
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Irelandfood
9 contributions
Jul 2021
a great spot in the city. wonderful gallery in newly renovated space. Richard Mosse exhibit is particularly brilliant. well worth your time.
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Butler Gallery!
Written 9 September 2022
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mary g
Irish38 contributions
Jun 2021
we visited this for the first time and there is a wonderful exhibition of paintings by Tony O' Malley and his wife Jane. there is a current exhibition which is thoughtful by Richard Mosse
Written 27 June 2021
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Butler Gallery!
Written 9 September 2022
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
You do not need to pay to enter this sweet gallery downstairs from the Kilkenny Castle entry. It's right before the Castle cafe. When I was there the Gallery had a show from a local artist whose paintings looked like mosaics. Kind of like mosaic maps. Worth stopping in.
Written 6 May 2019
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EdmondKilkenny
Kilkenny, Ireland24 contributions
Sep 2018
I have seen a wide variety of exhibitions here over the years.It is always worth a look and its free to visit. Helpful staff and sometimes there are audio devices to guide you through the exhibition.
Written 17 December 2018
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BUTLER GALLERY (Kilkenny) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Butler Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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