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- Directions: Shankill is near the R712/R448 junction at Paulstown (Whitehall). It is 19km from Carlow and 16km from Kilkenny. Alternatively, take exit 6 from the M9 into Paulstown.
- Facilities:: Toilets. Teas for groups by arrangement.
- Opening Times: June & September Sun to Tues (incl): 2pm to 5.30pm (last admissions 5pm) July & August Open every day 9am to 6pm October Grounds only open All other times and group bookings by prior arrangement: Tel. 059 9726145 / 087 2437125
- Admission Prices: Entrance fee: €10 for guided tour of House & Grounds €5 for grounds and gardens only. For group bookings contact Geoffrey Cope:
Shankill Castle and GardensKilkenny - Ireland South
Located on the Carlow/Kilkenny border near Paulstown, Shankill Castle is an 18th-century building that is set in beautiful parkland. The interior preserves much of its original character and features a Georgian staircase, Gothic plasterwork in the dining room and a charmingly Victorian drawing room. The stable-yard and the castellated entrance to the demesne are attributed to Daniel Robertson. In the garden there are remnants of 19th-century laurel lawns and some Victorian favourites like the now gigantic Sequoias and 20th-century self-sown ash trees. The moated garden was once a rose garden, then forgotten and planted with Sitka spruces. Now it is a spring garden, and the graveyard blooms all year round. The walled garden has a charming apple arch under-planted with red tulips and some antique goblet-shaped pear trees trained against a mellow brick wall.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)59 972 6145
Address: Paulstown, (Whitehall), Co Kilkenny, Republic Of Ireland