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Walked the grounds

We stopped in for a coffee and to see the house. We were in between tour times some we just walked... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Greenville, Texas
Shankill Castle Birthday Party

Shankill Castle is a find hidden in Ireland, It is a magical mysterious gem. I was there recently... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Paulstown, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 59 972 6145
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We stopped in for a coffee and to see the house. We were in between tour times some we just walked the grounds and checked out the cattle. There is some very interesting art pieces outside too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NB7SCRanch
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful atmospheric amenity to have on your door step, but @ €5.00 per person to take a 30 minute walk in the gardens is just asking too much. The gardens are lovely but not worthy of the charge. The cafe however is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roimes
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Shankill Castle is a find hidden in Ireland, It is a magical mysterious gem. I was there recently for a 50 Birthday Party and from start to finish I really enjoyed my stay. From driving in the drive way to coming to the Castle. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank FellowTraveler438319
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cafe in beautiful surroundings. Run by a lovely couple who make the atmosphere and ambience well worth the visit. All the food is organic and handmade on site. Best cappuccinos we've had in Ireland. The grounds of Shankill Castle are absolutely stunning and well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RMHW
Reviewed 22 July 2018

ELIZABETH and GEOFFREY were wonderful Guides and this house is certainly a home. They obviously love this house and the tour was so enjoyable, with Elizabeth telling us anecdotes about the history of the house and also family stories. Due to the water shortage, the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

A fabulous experience in an eccentric kitch castle .Friendly open delightful experience.A very good experience with lots of secret delights.Certainly would love a return visit.Totally recommend for anyone seeking a different weekend in gorgeous surroundings .Unique in every way .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank freyiahan7
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 189lc
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bricKildare
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mandyh2012
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fiona W
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