Christmas at the Castle

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to present a wonderful programme of FREE festive events to celebrate ‘Christmas at the Castle’ 2018.

Visit the beautifully decorated period rooms and enjoy festive musical and choral events during the three weekends of the programme:

  • Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December
  • Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December
  • Saturday 22  & Sunday 23 December

The Castle will open FREE of charge on these weekends.

The popular Classical Christmas lunchtime concert at the Picture Gallery’ returns again on Thursday 20 December (advance booking required)  –  (FULLY BOOKED)

There will be lots of fun for children too at the Parade Tower:

  • Mondo’s Magic Show:  Sunday 16 & Sunday 23 December – No booking required – suited to children aged 4 to 10 years
  • Music for Tots:  Sunday 16 & Sunday 23 December – Advance booking required to 056 77 04134 – suited to younger children up to 4 years  (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Mini Musos – A music workshop for children with additional needs:  Saturday 8 December – Advance booking required to 056 77 04134

And this year, we are delighted to present film screenings of two wonderful Christmas movies:

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory‘ (1971) on Saturday 15 December – Book here.   (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Elf‘ on Saturday 22 December – Book here(FULLY BOOKED)

Booking details (where applicable):   Advance bookings (Music for Tots; Mini Musos; Lunchtime Concert) to 056 770 4134

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