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
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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