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.

Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to continue our long association with Kilkenny Arts Festival and we are looking forward to a wonderful array of events at both The Parade Tower and Castle Park. An exciting and varied[...]
12:00 am
An exhibition of Botanical Art by Mary Dillon, Muniments Room, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Mary H. Hickey, Rose Garden Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
A photographic exhibition by Ed Murphy, The Mezzanine Corridor, Kilkenny Castle, Fri-09 to Sun-18-Aug-19.  
The Mezzanine Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Bettina Norton, Front Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 15 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 16 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 20 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]