Upcoming Events

See what we have lined up this season. Art workshops, Kilkenny Arts Festival and National Heritage Week. The Coach House Cafe opens soon.

Book Tickets

With limited spaces, tickets for our events sell out fast! Book your tour, wand-making and the drawing workshops.

Artist Residencies

Apply to our international artist residency programme for creative inspiration and the space to explore the realms of possibility!

I truly remember the hospitality of the Copes and their castle. They welcomed me, a stranger, like family. I encourage any to go and enjoy their stay.

Dan Frownfelter, California, USA

Visit Us

There are a whole host of things to do at Shankill and in the surrounding area, take a tour of the house and gardens, expolore stunning walks and discover local arts & crafts.

Find out more about visiting us!

Shankill Castle

Shankill Castle started life as a Butler tower-house near the ruins of an old church. It has been expanded and built upon many times but has always been a treasured family home.

Find out more about Shankill Castle