The project entails researching the history and assess the archaeological potential of Kilkenny's Butler House buildings, gardens and sub-surface. This 18th century complex of stables, coach-houses and Dower House for Kilkenny Castle has been maintained and operated by Kilkenny Civic Trust. While the site is well-known, there remain many questions regarding its use over the last four centuries. This research project will include public consultations, primary research and assessments. The end result will be a road map for its future preservation and its continuing, sustainable use by the local community.
About Kilkenny Civic Trust
The Kilkenny Civic Trust is a registered charity set up by Kilkenny County Council in 1989. The Trust’s remit is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Kilkenny’s architectural, cultural and historic heritage for the benefit of the public and to encourage their conservation and use.
Listen to Grace Fegan, Curator Kilkenny Civil Trust
Project Cost: €45,000
If you could financially support this project it would be greatly appreciated
100% of donations go directly to the Kilkenny Civic Trust's PayPal account below (Registered Charity 20023386)
View Other Kilkenny Civic Trust Projects:
- Digital Projector for Kilkenny's Not-for-Profit Watergate Community Theatre
- Kilkenny's Castlecomer Not-for-Profit Family Park Development
- Re-plant Kilkenny's 19th century Woodstock formal gardens and arboretum
- Kilkenny's St Mary’s 18th century Almshouses ('poor house') Restoration
- Trace 600 year old ancestors from Kilkenny's St. Mary's Church
- Archaeological excavation of 13th century Kilkenny parish church
- Teaching Kilkenny's 8-12 year old children about their city's medieval history
- Protect over 500 Kilkenny family burial plots