Castle & Garden Tours

Shankill Castle is a living museum in Ireland’s Ancient East. Wander through time and explore our unique heritage and culture on a guided tour around the Castle when you will learn about the history of the house as well as view the exquisite antique collection and its eclectic contents juxtaposed against vibrant contemporary art work.


Visitors can roam the extensive gardens, steal a few raspberries in the walled garden, visit the donkeys and get lost on a romantic woodland walk.

The castle and gardens are open Thursday – Sunday during summer and at other times by appointment. Open Daily in July for the Carlow Garden Festival, and in August for the Kilkenny Arts Festival and National Heritage Week.

Thursday – Sunday at 3pm from May – October. €10 per person including the Garden walk.

Thursday – Sunday from 11am-6pm April – September. €5 per person.
Family, Groups, OAP and Student concessions apply.

Coach House Café opens August 24th- October 2017, Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm.

We work with local national and international tour operators and individuals such as Carlow ToursTour Operator Ireland, My Ireland Tour and Agri Tours Ireland  in tailoring your visit.