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“We apparently don't understand "modern art"” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Butler Gallery

Butler Gallery
The Castle, Kilkenny -, Ireland
+353 56 7761106
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Timrat, Emek Izrael, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We apparently don't understand "modern art"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

It was in the bottom of the castle, which was ok, in itself....
We didn't really understand or care for the Butler Gallery's works... Can't remember by who... I guess it's really a matter of hit or miss, here...

Visited September 2013
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Gwangju, South Korea
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“contemporary art within the castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Don't confuse this Butler Gallery with The Long Gallery of historic painting which is part of the castle's tour route. The Butler Gallery is free and showcases contemporary work.

Visited August 2013
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Clonakilty, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

There was an art & craft exhibition on in the Butler Gallery when we went to visit it during Arts Week. The garden in front of the house is definitely worth a visit. Beautifully maintained and an oasis of tranquility, you could sit and read here or just relax and have your packed lunch. There was some seating around the garden. The house itself was really nice and the art work was enjoyable. Pleasant experience.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stumbled upon this contemporary art gallery situated below the castle on a recent visit to Kilkenny Castle. We happened to follow a few people from our tour who mentioned that there was a new exhibition featuring rarely seen pieces from the gallery's collection. I really enjoyed the exhibition and saw the gallery itself as a nice addition to the castle experience. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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Kilkenny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Arty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

This is always worth a visit you never know what you'll come accross. A real mind opener.

Visited December 2011
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