• Scotland Forever 1881 by Lady Butler

  • Kilkenny Castle Early 19th c. by Henry O'Neill

Butler Society Rally Update

As the world continues to find pathways of recovery through the pandemic, it is clear that it will be a while yet before we settle on a 'new normal', international restrictions are lifted and people resume travelling freely.

Consequently, plans for a Canadian Rally in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada, first scheduled for 2020, have yet again needed to be postponed. The Committee is liaising with Ruaraidh Butler and his Canadian team regarding an event in August 2023.

The Committee is now also planning for the resumption of the traditional Triennial Rally at Kilkenny Castle, Ireland in August 2024.

We'll keep you updated. In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well.

Butler Aboo!

Richard, the Lord Dunboyne.

The Butler Society


To preserve the records of our family, its manuscripts, its history and still living traditions.


To bring together the scattered branches of the Butlers and their kindred to renew old ties that are in danger of breaking.


Establish in Kilkenny a focal point of friendliness and family lore and to arrange reunions, during which, for a few days, the ties of blood and family tradition will count more than the national and political differences, which inevitably divide us.