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

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

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.

Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Kilkenny Castle Park will once again be one of the venues for Breast Cancer Ireland’s The Great Pink Run The Kilkenny Race takes place on Sunday 20 October 2019 10km (Start 11.00) & 5km (Start[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is once again delighted to collaborate with Savour Kilkenny. Savour Kilkenny is now one of Ireland’s leading food festivals. Heading into this year’s 13th annual festival, the event celebrates the produce and[...]
Kilkenny Castle
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