About Us

Turning An Investment Into A Legacy


Our cherished Club House Hotel Kilkenny is a second generation family-run hotel that was purchased as an investment “on an impulse” by our father Jim Brennan in June of 1977. A huge believer in providing first class hospitality for every person who passed through our doors, he proudly maintained this historic hotel for over 40 years. Recently, he has passed the running of it over to his son Ian, who is now our General Manager and entrusted with carrying on the Brennan family tradition of the highest-quality customer service into the next generation. However, while most people would relax into their retirement, Jim can still be seen around the place from time to time, ensuring his guests are having a great time.


The People Make The Place

Both Jim and Ian are firm believers that our employees play an integral part in the success of Kilkenny’s oldest hotel. We are blessed to have a fantastic team of people filled with passion and dedication working for us across every single department. Expertly trained and hugely experienced, each of them is on hand to provide you with all the inspiration, care and personal attention you deserve during your time with us.


Kilkenny’s Oldest Hotel

First built in 1797, The Club House Hotel Kilkenny still boasts the most beautiful Georgian architecture throughout the original building. From the masterfully-detailed plasterwork and genteel atmosphere, to the modern facilities and high-tech amenities, guests get to enjoy a unique balance of 18th-century style, with 21st-century sophistication.


Our stand-out feature is in the Georgian dining room. The famous Francini ceiling was sculpted by two famous Italian craftsmen who, having fallen on hard times, were glad to do the work in exchange for board and lodgings in the hotel. Visitors to Victors Bar & Restaurant can view another example of their incredible craftsmanship on its ceiling too. One of the most popular attractions in our historic hotel, our famous Spy Cartoons - caricatures of well-known people, which featured in the London society magazine Vanity Fair between 1868 and 1914 – still adorn our spectacular staircase and long, winding corridors.


 See It All For Yourself

After a recent upgrade, we’re delighted to now be able to offer you 37 beautifully refurbished bedrooms, one of which you can enjoy for less with our very special online offers.