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Great Gallery Space in Ideal Setting

I recently visited the Butler Gallery - yet another free attraction in Kilkenny and was very... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Gearoid O O
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Athlone, Ireland
Mad exhibition!

You can always rely on the Butler Gallery for something completely different! The exhibition I... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Grainne_Mhaol200
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Limerick, Ireland
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28 Jun 2017
“ALWAYS AN ART SURPRISE”
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Verry refreshing to see modern art exhibition in the basement of the castle! And the castles kitchen is in the vicinity as well!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lenart G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

That in just four average sized rooms and an entrance area that this Gallery can amaze, surprise, and create such conflicting moods with contemporary art. The staff are friendly, accessible and knowledgable as well. I love going back there.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank storym
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We loved our 45-minute visit thru the gallery! Joan was the docent there at the time and she was a delight to talk with regarding each artist and their work. If you're in Ireland to experience true Ireland, then take the time to see it...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank pjeggold
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I recently visited the Butler Gallery - yet another free attraction in Kilkenny and was very impressed with the Gallery Space. The present show MIchael Snow: The Viewing of Six New Works did not light my fire but the space was wonderful. Obviously I missed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 25 July 2016

You can always rely on the Butler Gallery for something completely different! The exhibition I visited was about morse code etc - it was more a documentation of communication methods rather than any interpretation or art. Nicely documented though.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Grainne_Mhaol200
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It was great to see how things were back in the days of old. We were not disappointed with our visit and would definitely recommend it to family, friends and visitors.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank TammyS2443
Reviewed 30 November 2015

went to the Butler Gallery before touring Kilkenny Castle. They had a unique exhibition by Irish artist Janet Mullarney. A bit strange and very unique. Worth a visit when visiting the castle. It was included with the price of admission of the Kilkenny Castle tour....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank yannis63
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Was here in September whilst visiting Kilkenny Castle, nice to have a look around, and then have a nice bit of coffee and cake after!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited here a couple of years it was a great place to visit. We stayed at Butler house which was so convenient to walk through lovely gardens and into the gallery. yOu won't be disappointed...

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank kay d
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Fabulous exhibition celebrating the launch of the Irish made animated movie 'The Song of The Sea.' Gallery is well kept and the displays are amazing, well worth a visit if you're about the castle this time of year.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Mary N
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