• Butler Gallery 1st Annual Christmas Benefit Party

    Kilkenny Castle
    6.30pm – 10.00pm
    Friday 29th November, 2019

    Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
    Thursday 28th 12pm-4.30pm.
    Friday 29th November 10am – 4.30pm and 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

    Join us for a magical evening of music, art, cocktails and luxurious and unique gifts in the sumptuous surrounds of Kilkenny Castle at Christmas and help us complete Evans’ Home, our new location from spring 2020.

    Works by Barrie Cooke, Bernadette Kiely, Paul Mosse, Blaise Smith and many more well-known artists will be auctioned by Fonsie Mealy.

    As well as the auction of important artworks generously donated by many of Irelands and Kilkenny’s best-known artists, the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Party will also feature French café music from Arreglos and Jazz from the Carole Nelson Trio, and unique and luxury gifts from local and national crafts people and businesses. Art is included from Cartoon Saloon, Kevin Cosgrove, Alan Counihan, Paul Doran, Marie Foley, Eithne Jordan, Atsushi Kaga, Nevan Lahart, Theresa Nanigian, Eva O’Leary, Dylan Vaughan, George Vaughan and many more.

    A catalogue of artworks with prices is available to view here.

    View our special Christmas list non-art items for the auction and fantastic gifts to be won at our prize draw here.

    Tickets for the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit start at €50 and all ticket options include access to Kilkenny Castle festooned for Christmas, a wine reception with canapé’s, cocktails and music by Arreglos and the Carole Nelson Trio.

    Ticket Information

    • €50 Party Ticket
    • €100 Friendship Ticket (includes party ticket plus 1 year Butler Gallery friendship (33% discount))
    • €125 O’Malley Ticket (includes party ticket (20% discount) plus a limited edition Jane O’Malley print)
    • €175 O’Malley Friendship Ticket (includes party ticket (20% discount), limited edition Jane O’Malley print + 1 year Butler Gallery friendship (33% discount))
    • €250 O’Malley Family Friendship Ticket (includes 2 party tickets (20% discount), limited edition Jane O’Malley print + 1 year Butler Gallery Family Friendship (33% discount)

    Normal RSP for the limited edition Jane O’Malley print is €85
    Normal RSP for Individual Friendship for 1 year is €75
    Normal RSP for Family Friendship for 1 year is €135

    Tickets can be purchased over the phone on 056 7761106, at Butler Gallery reception or on eventbrite.ie (please note an admin fee applies when purchasing on eventbrite).

    Email info@butlergallery.com

    More Information

    Additional bespoke gifts for auction and a prize draw of fantastic luxury items are generously sponsored by Kilkenny businesses and craftspeople including Carl Parker Jewellery; Nicholas Mosse Pottery; Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Kilkenny Design Centre; Lamber de Bie Flowers; Dylan Vaughan; Zuni; Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Resort; Watergate Theatre; Butterslip; The Little Green Grocer; Michelle Treacy; Kearney Roche & McGuinn; Kieran O’Gorman’s Hair, Beauty and Day Spa; Cushendale Woollen Mills; Jerpoint Glass Studio; Castle Arch Pottery.

    Butler Gallery would like to extend sincere thanks to all our event supporters with special thanks to Yulefest Kilkenny, The OPW/Kilkenny Castle, The Wine Centre and Pembroke Hotel.

    Full Press Release is available here.

    For more information, please contact:

    Rebecca Reynolds, Development Director, Butler Gallery.
    086 171 9467 / rebecca@butlergallery.com



    Auction Prizes

    * Become a patron of the Butler Gallery. This includes a loan of one work from the Butler Gallery collection including lots of great additional benefits.
    * Iconic signature pendant from Rudolf Pendant from Rudolf Heltzel.
    * Kilkenny Arts Festival golden ticket. The winner will receive two tickets for all festival events (excluding events that are sold out).
    * Beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery from Carl Parker.
    * Nicholas Mosse large ceramic jug.
    * Tickets for two to Vladimirs Viennese Christmas Gala with early bird dinner for two and an overnight stay.
    * A bespoke headpiece from Kilkenny milliner Michelle Treacy.
    * A pamper day for Kieran O’Gorman’s Hair and Beauty Day Spa.
    * Have your will drafted by Kearney Roche & McGuinn solicitors and enjoy lunch in Rinnicini’s restaurant.
    * Lamber de Bie Christmas Experience – Lamber will create a spectacular Christmas table centrepiece for your Christmas table, as well as a Christmas bouquet including vase to make your home even more special this Christmas.
    * Have your portrait painted by Artist Ger Casey.
    * Landscape design consultation for your garden with Shirley Lanigan.
    * Dinner at Zuni Restaurant and two tickets to see Ronan Tynan in St. Canice’s Cathedral.


    Raffle Prizes

    *   A voucher from Kilkenny Design Centre for €300
    *   Nicholas Mosse Voucher for €250
    *   Edward Entertains – voucher for a cookery course
    *   Champagne afternoon tea for two at Mount Juliet Estate Manor House
    *   Artisan hamper from the Little Green Grocer
    *   A €100 voucher from Butterslip
    *   A €100 voucher for the Watergate Theatre
    *   A Jane O’Malley print
    *   A selection of McNutt Rugs from Kilkenny Design Centre
    *   Jerpoint Glass
    *   Castle Arch Pottery
    *   Cushendale Rug