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Address: The Castle, Kilkenny -, Ireland
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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 impressed with the Gallery Space. The present show MIchael Snow: The Viewing of Six... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Gearoid O O
Athlone, Ireland

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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 thru an Irish artist's work! You'll walk away with something special to remember.

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Athlone, Ireland
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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 the message of Snow's work although I appreciate he is an internaionally renowned visual artist,... More 

Thank Gearoid O O
Limerick, Ireland
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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.

Thank Grainne_Mhaol200
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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.

Thank Tammy S
Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed 1 December 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. I would not see it otherwise, unless it was featuring an artist I liked. The... More 

Thank yannis63
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 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!

Thank Theycallitmadness
Ballarat, Australia
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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...

Thank kay d
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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.

Thank Mary N
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny has an unusual exhibition running to October - materials prepared in the making of Oscar (TM!) nominated animated movie The Song of the Sea. The amount of work that went into it is hugely impressive. The variety of artistic talent spans illustration, line drawing, colouring, concept origination, all of which precede the work of animation... More 

Thank codladh-samh
Bristol, West Virginia
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

This was a very impressive display of art. The works on display were beautiful and the artists are deservedly proud of the work.

Thank MexTravlr

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