Ireland — Kilkenny Castle Interiors


Today we move inside Kilkenny Castle. I hope you enjoy the show, beginning with the State Dining Room:

State Dining Room, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

And I’ll bet you wish you had a Library such as this one:

But the most impressive room by far at Kilkenny Castle is the Picture Gallery Wing. This massive wing was constructed in the 19th century:

Kilkenny Castle Picture Gallery Wing

You can see from the photograph above that the gallery takes up the entire upper floor of the wing. Natural light is brought into the gallery via a series of skylights that runs the complete length along the ridgeline of the roof. But the grandeur of this gallery includes a surprise, also along the ceiling. That would be the hand-painted beamed ceiling:

Kilkenny Castle Picture Gallery Wing
Kilkenny Castle Picture Gallery Wing

And then there is, of course, the exquisite artwork of the collection:

Kilkenny Castle Picture Gallery Wing
Kilkenny Castle Picture Gallery Wing

I shall leave you today with this final image of this statue just beyond the westside entrance to the castle:

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

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