Win a Short Break for Two at Butler House

Butler House Historic Kilkenny city is a one of the most popular places in Ireland with visitors from abroad - and one of the most desirable destinations for Irish residents taking short breaks.

And what could be more desirable than a stay at Butler House & Garden, the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786 - and a new member of Ireland’s Blue Book for 2019.

Nestled in the heart of vibrant medieval Kilkenny, Butler House brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine, or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings.

Butler House was restored by the Irish State Design Agency in the 1970s - and the resulting combination of what was at the time contemporary design with period architecture has led to some interesting discussions.

Unusually spacious bedrooms are one happy outcome of this redesign - some have bow windows overlooking the gardens and Kilkenny Castle - and, following recent refurbishment, the accommodation now has all the amenities expected of the best guesthouse accommodation, including upgraded bathrooms.

Breakfast was previously served in the Kilkenny Design Centre across the gardens, which was no hardship, but daytime food including a uniquely indulgent Afternoon Tea and a wonderful breakfast is now available in-house at the elegantly appointed Butler House Tea Room & Pantry.

Chef Gerard Dunne delights in showcasing local produce including, for breakfast, oatmeal from the Little Mill, butchers sausages made with Butlers Farm free range pork, eggs from Fanningstown House (baked with Goatsbridge smoked trout, cream and chives, perhaps) and Highbank Orchard syrup (delicious with Buttermilk Pancakes and crispy bacon), all served with homemade breads and preserves. Enjoyed in such lovely surroundings, it adds up to a lovely sense of place - and a memorable experience.

Butler House is also a perfect setting for small weddings and private events seating up for up to 70 guests in an exclusive garden view room overlooking the walled garden and the majestic Kilkenny Castle.

The lucky winner of this free competition will have a short break for two people sharing (subject to availability), to include:

•   2 nights luxury accommodation
•   Full Irish breakfast each morning
•   The famous Butler House Afternoon Tea on the day of your choice

Read more about Butler House website

To enter the competition simply tick the answers to the questions below (you must be a member, click here to join, it's free):

Question 1. Where is Ghan House located?
Co Wicklow
Co Louth
Co Mayo

Question 2. What period does Carlingford village date from?

Question 3. The view across the lough from Carlingford is towards which mountains?
Blue Stack Mountains
Mountains of Mourne
Wicklow Mountains
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