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Heritage Council HQ

Guided Tour of The Heritage Council Headquarters - the former Bishop's Palace

16 - 17 August, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Heritage Council

  • Church Lane, Kilkenny
  • R95 X264
  • Co. Kilkenny

Join us for a tour of The Heritage Council's headquarters, the former Bishops Palace at Church Lane Kilkenny this National Heritage Week.

This beautiful historic building now called Áras na hOidhreachta has been home to the Heritage Council since 2008. For 800 years previous it served as the Bishop's residence. The building and grounds have a fascinating history. It has historical links to former US President Barack Obama and is one of the oldest continuously used structures in Ireland.

Note: Tours will also be available in Irish on Thursday & Friday. See our separate listing.

Access to our headquarters is gained via Church Lane. Church Lane is the laneway surrounding St Canice’s Cathedral and can be accessed via Dean Street.

Please note that parking is not available at the Heritage Council HQ, if attending the event, we recommend parking on Dean Street or at the Market Cross multi-storey car park.

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