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.

Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle welcomes two of Ireland’s leading operatic talents – Mairead Buicke (soprano) and Patrick Hyland (tenor) with the acclaimed pianist, Dearbhla Collins – for a very special seasonal concert on Friday 13 December at[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Sunday 15 December: Kilkenny Castle will be open free of charge to the public from 2pm for all to enjoy the magic of the beautiful decorated period rooms See below for other events on the[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Dec 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
9:15 am
As part of  Yulefest Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle will offer Sensory Friendly visits from 9.15am to 10am on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd December. This will be an unique opportunity for children[...]
Kilkenny Castle