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Shankill Castle

Paulstown, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 59 972 6145
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Wonderful visit

Shankill Castle is a beautiful country home owned by local family. Its great to see the next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L C
via mobile
Most enjoyable

Having seen this on tv we decided to pop out to the coffee shop. Lovely selection of teas... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
bricKildare
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Shankill Castle is a castellated Queen Anne house. A family residency for artists and creative professionals, farm and splendid venue that is open to the public. We host numerous family events throughout the year. We can also host your special event, party, corporate function and other occasions.
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“on display” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Paulstown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 59 972 6145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shankill Castle is a beautiful country home owned by local family. Its great to see the next generation having the interest and enthusiasm to want to put their time and effort into rejuvenating this great place. The house and courtyard are amazing as are the...More

1  Thank L C
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Having seen this on tv we decided to pop out to the coffee shop. Lovely selection of teas & coffees in a charming old building. We then decided to have a look around the grounds which are beautiful & a step back in time. The...More

Thank bricKildare
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My sister and I brought my daughter and niece for a drive with the intention of getting lost for a while and see what tourist attractions are in out beautiful countryside we decided against using google maps and have a go at using road signs...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A little piece of heaven. We walked the gardens (with our little dog on his lead) and got lost in the serenity of Shankill. Then we sat outdoors at the Café drinking coffee and eating cake. This is not to be confused with a Kilkenny...More

Thank Fiona W
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We stopped off here for afternoon tea on our way elsewhere, and we were so glad we did. A thoroughly lovely, rustic experience, sitting outside in the courtyard in beautiful sunshine, sound of the rookery and birdsong nearby. It all felt utterly timeless and our...More

Thank Susannah K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Shankill Castle is a fascinating place. This is a family home but Elizabeth Cope was very welcoming and informative and showed us round some very nice rooms. Elizabeth provided extremely interesting stories about the history of the house, it's contents and her own family. Probably...More

1  Thank stuart g
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A really beautiful setting for a cafe. Hidden away in the grounds of the estate the cafe serves some amazing food.

1  Thank Kieran-086
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Elizabeth Cope was really great. A very welcoming and really witty lady! We had a great tour of the house with loads of laughs along the way!! Afterwards, we had a coffee in the quaint café in the old coach yard and stables and then...More

2  Thank CRRG_Dublin
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What an absolute delight, Elizabeth's work and Clare Omerod's were our favourites but the all the exhibitions and the whole set up is wonderful, a caravan with photos, donkeys grazing in the field, delicious cake in the cafe - truly a one off! Elizabeth's tour...More

1  Thank Clare E
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed this tour. The owner of this castle is an intriguing lady who offers a wealth of information. We enjoyed this tour very much with all its quirky twists and turns and many artifacts. The grounds and graveyard are a must see. Beautiful

1  Thank Chantelle G
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