Due to a very exciting event, RTE filming Carols from Kilkenny Castle, some changes will occur to our operational hours:

  • Monday 11th November and Tuesday 12th November, Kilkenny Castle will be closed,
  • Sunday 10th November changes to tour schedule

Please contact kilkennycastleinfo@opw.ie for further information or telephone 056 770 4100

Tabhair do d’aire nach bhfuil saorchead isteach i bhfeidhm i gCaisleán Chill Chainnigh ar an chéad Céadaoin gach mí.

Tá liosta suíomhanna a bhfuil páirteach ar fáil ag www.heritageireland.ie

Please note that free admission on the first Wednesday of each month is not applicable at Kilkenny Castle.

The full list of participating sites can be found on www.heritageireland.ie


Welcome to Kilkenny Castle and Parklands

Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.

Today, Kilkenny Castle is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to see this grand country house and walk through its fifty acres of rolling parkland with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. Other features include a formal terraced rose garden, woodlands and a man-made lake, which were added in the nineteenth century. There is also a tearoom, playground and several orienteering trails for visitors to enjoy.

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is pleased to continue its support of Music in Kilkenny‘s Autumn Series 2019. The Parade Tower is delighted to host three of these concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kilkenny Castle[...]
Kilkenny Castle
6:45 pm
Join us for the live recording of RTÉ Radio 1’s Christmas Poetry Programme at Kilkenny Castle Join Poetry Ireland at the breath-taking Picture Gallery at Kilkenny Castle on the evening of Wednesday 27 November 2019[...]
Kilkenny Castle
6:30 pm
Join the Butler Gallery for a magical evening of music, art, cocktails and luxurious gifts in the sumptuous surrounds of Kilkenny Castle on November 29th. About this Event Works by Barrie Cooke, Bernadette Kiely, Paul[...]
Kilkenny Castle