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Bealtaine: From Tenement to Secluded Garden: The transformation of the Rose Garden


Free of charge


8/05/2023 & 21/05/2023
11:00 am


Kilkenny Castle

View of Kilkenny Castle from Rose Garden
 From Medieval Castle to one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland. Kilkenny Castle and grounds have experienced many transformation over the centuries.

This free talk will focus on the changes made since the 17th century to the area known today as the Rose Garden.

From French influenced changes made by the 1st Duke of Ormonde to more recent remodelling, Marie O’Driscoll, OPW, will discuss the evolution of our beloved Rose Garden.

The talk will be conducted outdoors, this event is weather dependent.

To reserve your place contact:

FREE- Booking required limited availability. To reserve your place contact:




The Parade
Kilkenny City
R95 YRK1

046 942 3249

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