Where?

Parliament Street, Kilkenny. On Ireland’s Medieval Mile between St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle – just five minutes’ walk from each and right across the street from the Smithwick’s Experience.

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How much?

SELF GUIDED tour of houses, courtyards and garden (approx. 30 mins)

Adult €7.50
Concession €6.50 (OAP and ESOL students/RHS, active retirement, ICA, second level etc..) ESOL and student tutors go free!
Children (6-18 years old) €4.50
Family (two adults and two children) €20
National school rate €4 – teachers go free.

GUIDED tour of houses, courtyards and garden (approx. 45 mins) €8.50

Adult €8.50
Concession €7.50 (over age 65 years and students, ESOL students, Active Retired, ICA, second level students etc., 1 student teacher per group of 10 students goes free, reduced rate of €5 for additional tutors)
National School tour rates (age 5-12 years) €4.50, teachers go free

  • available to be booked beforehand for groups of 10+ visitors or on Saturdays at 2:30pm
  • pre-booked tour available in English, French & German

GARDEN visit only

Adults €4
Child €2
Family €10 (two adults and two children)

What to expect?

We offer a self-guided tour with a detailed guide, expect to spend between 30 and 45 minutes on the tour. Pre-booked, guided tours for groups of 10 or more are €8.50 per person and can be tailored for time and content. Contact us to book a tour.

Accessibility?

Our courtyards and gardens are disability friendly, i.e. the garden is wheelchair accessible via a lift, but the historic cobblestones in the courtyard could be challenging. Please call us in advance on 056-7722893 to make arrangements.
There are braille panels on the garden walls.

Languages?

Our guide-sheets are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian and Polish. There is also a guide-sheet for children in English.

Pre-booked guided tours are available in English and German.

Information For Groups

Pre-booking is essential, contact us here

  • Coach set-down at Dean Street – just a two minute walk away
  • All groups are given a guided tour of the houses and gardens, 45 mins
  • Specialist tours available – archaeology, horticulture, architecture, genealogy and ‘behind the scenes’
  • Bespoke private tours available with the option of refreshments
  • Maximum of 30 people on each tour, with the option of splitting larger groups

Information For Schools

Please see here for information about school visits.