Lyrath Estate

“Imposing 17th-century house with striking interior design” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

KILKENNY, COUNTY KILKENNY

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Our Inspector's View

Located a short drive from Kilkenny and set in 170 acres of mature parkland and lakeland, this 17th-century house has been carefully restored and greatly expanded to become one of the country's largest convention centres, with myriad event spaces and public areas. The property is very popular for weddings, held in the main house which retains many original architectural features. Bedrooms are mainly in a separate block and all are well-appointed. The dining options include the elegant Yew Restaurant and Tupper’s Bar for all-day dining. Guests have complimentary access to the health club and gym, with spa treatments; a thermal suite is available at a supplement.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Star Hotel
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2-Rosette restaurant
Lyrath Estate
Paulstown Road, KILKENNY, Co Kilkenny, R95 F685

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 139
  • Family rooms: 24
  • Bedrooms Ground: 31
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Children's play area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private fishing
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 420
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 4
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £190
  • Double room, minimum price: £240
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Also in the Area

About The area

Discover County Kilkenny

Regularly voted Ireland’s friendliest city, Kilkenny is a welcoming and historic place, famous for its beer and castles. There are also a number of local gold and silversmiths here who make lovely jewellery.

The area rose to prominence in the 13th century along with the powerful Anglo-Norman Butler family, the Earls of Ormond. Their castle rises above a bend in the River Nore, looking out over a modern urban core with plenty of historic nooks.

St Canice founded the monastic settlement here in the sixth century and by the 13th century the adjacent town had become an important base for Norman rule in Leinster. These days it’s an important base for design. The Kilkenny Design Centre draws on the skills of more than 200 artisans from all over Ireland, creating a nationally recognised outlet for a wide range of crafts. The emphasis is on natural fibres and materials, be they linen, silk, wool or cashmere for clothing, silver and gold for jewellery, locally made, hand-blown Jerpoint glassware, or traditional and contemporary gifts made from wood and porcelain.

The city is also known for its beer – Smithwick’s brewery occupies the site of the old Franciscan friary.

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