Shankill Castle is an eclectic, vibrant house and gardens just outside Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. Shankill has been the Cope family’s beloved home since 1991 with three generations now living there.
Keeping history alive is very important to the family. Geoffrey is a historian and collector of antiques and artefacts, which fill the house and grounds. Sitting alongside these are Elizabeth’s paintings, which are bursting with energy and bring a unique character to the historic setting.
The family works hard to achieve greater sustainability and biodiversity in the gardens and on the farm. Their delicious organic produce is used in the onsite café.
Upstairs/Downstairs Tours of Shankill Castle by family member, includes access to gardens:
Thursday, August 17th - to Sunday, August 20th, 3 p.m. Charge €6
Gardens and Cafe open on same days.
Garden only ticket (11 am to 5 pm): 3 euro online or at cafe.
Garden gates are open also on all other days of Heritage Week but
cafe is closed. Please pay at the Castle.
Booking recommended for Castle Tours.