Welcome to Butler Gallery. We are a free art gallery and museum showcasing modern and contemporary art. Our historic venue also features an extensive Permanent Collection of important Irish art.

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Butler Gallery works with artists to create projects you can participate in, enjoy and engage with.

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How to find us

Butler Gallery is located in the heart of Kilkenny City and is accessible by foot from everywhere in Kilkenny City Centre.

Evans’ Home

Find out more about the History of Evans' Home.

Learn & Engage

Learn about our collection and exhibitions, have direct contact with artists and enjoy great opportunities to contribute to our creative programme through participation in our pioneering workshops, classes and talks for all ages and interest levels.

The O’Malley Collection

The O’Malley Collection includes work from Tony O’Malley (1913 – 2003) and Jane O’Malley (1944-2023).

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Wild Flower Café

This airy light-filled space, with outdoor seating in our tranquil garden, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best of local produce along with speciality teas and coffees.

Heritage & Archaeology

Several archaeological digs were carried out from 2010 onwards as part of the Evans' Home refurbishment.

Become a Friend

Becoming a Friend of Butler Gallery is your opportunity to be part of a world of incredible art and creativity, and to support an organisation that is pivotal to the development of the visual arts in Ireland.

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Monday: closed (except Bank Holidays when Sunday hours apply)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00–17.00
Thursdays: Late Night 10.00–20.00
Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Last admission is 30 mins before closing times