A stately pad with a gregarious past

Once a venue for fancy dinners, piano recitals and amateur theatre productions, Kilfane House in Co Kilkenny is 220 years old but looking very well for its age

10th June, 2018
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Kilfane House in Co Kilkenny, a Georgian house built in 1798

Kilfane House in Co Kilkenny has been a centre of upper-crust social life for much of its existence. Built in 1798, this stately Georgian pile once played host to servant-served dinners, piano recitals and amateur theatre productions.

In a memoir of the old Kilkenny hunt club published at the turn of the century, a contemporary writer described the hospitality offered at Kilfane as “unbounded”, remarking that its “charming” then owner, Captain Power, was “singularly adroit in...

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