The Space

Need a venue with a difference? Shankill Castle invite you and your organisation into its creative, regenerative and inspirational fold.

Shankill Castle, a historic and charming 300 year old Irish house and gardens, is a unique and versatile space located 10 miles from Kilkenny city and 80 minutes from Dublin city, Ireland’s capital and largest city.


Shankill castle is no ordinary venue. It is home to a family of artists, archaeologists, and farmers, rich in culture and with an eclectic and intimate ambience. We love to read – which you will see from our large book collection – we love to travel and some of us love to paint. We try to grow as much of our own food as possible, and we have produced our very own Zingy apple juice brand, homemade honey and collect fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables daily.


Anything goes at Shankill Castle, an eccentric otherworldly venue we are delighted to share with others. We cater for resident artists, festivals, boutique weddings, private parties, and murder mystery dinners. Our castle and gardens is the ideal venue for businesses and organisations looking for a unique experience whether it be team building, idea generation, board meetings or meeting spaces we will do our best to suit your business needs.

Details of different packages for hiring Shankill Castle for corporate and private functions are available on request. Call or email us for more information and let us fulfil your event dreams.