The Heritage Council HQ

The Heritage Council is based in the former Bishop’s Palace, Kilkenny.

This beautiful historic building now called Áras na hOidhreachta has been home to the Heritage Council since 2008.

Access to our headquarters is gained via Church Lane. Church Lane is the laneway surrounding St Canice’s Cathedral and can be accessed via Dean Street (please see the map below).



The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny, R95 X264.

GPS Co-ordinates
Latitude N 52 39.417 Longitude W 7 15.411
Decimal Degrees: (WGS84) Latitude 52.65695 Longitude -7.256848
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: Latitude N52 39 25 Longitude W7 15 24

Please note that parking is very limited at the Heritage Council HQ, if attending an event, we recommend parking on Dean Street or at the Market Cross multi-storey car park.

Read more about the history of the building and the work undertaken by the Heritage Council in our publication Passed to the Future: The Bishop’s Palace, Kilkenny.