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Butler House

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Butler House was home to the Earls of Ormonde who also built Kilkenny Castle. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings and marble fireplaces are all features of this 18th century house. The house is a combination of contemporary furnishing and period elegance.

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A: Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny

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B: Castle yard, Kilkenny city.

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D: Talbot Tower, Kilkenny

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E: Kilkenny Castle

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F: Left Bank Pub

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H: Kilkenny Castle Rose Garden

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I: Kilkenny Canal Square

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J: Kilkenny Saint Kieran's College

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