Visit

Discover heritage, arts, nature & great food in rural County Kilkenny, only 90 minutes from Dublin.

Explore

Walk the grounds & discover contemporary sculptures, the Victorian walled garden, a moated garden & pond.

Discover

Take a tour of the historic house filled with quirky antiques & the art of Elizabeth Cope.

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome visitors to share this eclectic, vibrant house and gardens. Shankill has been our beloved family home since 1991. Our children grew up here and our grandchildren are starting to explore it too.

Keeping history alive is vitally important to us. Geoffrey, a historian, collects antiques and artefacts, which fill the house and grounds. Sitting side-by-side these are Elizabeth’s paintings, which, bursting with energy, bring a unique contemporaneity to the otherwise historic surrounds.

In the gardens and farm, we believe in working towards greater sustainability and biodiversity. In return, we get delicious organic produce, which we use in the café.

We hope to welcome you to Shankill very soon.

 

The Cope Family

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome visitors to share this eclectic, vibrant house and gardens. Shankill has been our beloved family home since 1991. Our children grew up here and our grandchildren are starting to explore it too.

Keeping history alive is vitally important to us. Geoffrey, a historian, collects antiques and artefacts, which fill the house and grounds. Sitting side-by-side these are Elizabeth’s paintings, which, bursting with energy, bring a unique contemporaneity to the otherwise historic surrounds.

In the gardens and farm, we believe in working towards greater sustainability and biodiversity. In return, we get delicious organic produce, which we use in the café.

We hope to welcome you to Shankill very soon.

The Cope Family

Enjoy Lunch at the
Coach House Café

Explore the Gardens

Take a Tour
of the Historic House

View the Art on Display 

Enjoy Lunch at the Coach House Café

Explore the Gardens

Take a Tour
of the Historic House

View the Art on Display