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 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
A short history and art workshop on how to make and keep a Victorian sketching / watercolour journal. All materials provided. Please dress for the outdoors. Free Event / Bookings required Contact 056 7704105 /[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
A short history and art workshop on how to make and keep a Victorian sketching / watercolour journal. All materials provided. Please dress for the outdoors. Free Event / Bookings required Contact 056 7704105 /[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
3:15 pm
Join our experienced staff for free guided tours of Kilkenny Castle and discover the magnificent Victorian stately home of the Butler Family. Free Event / Booking required Please contact 056 7704105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
4:00 pm
Female participation in conflict is often overlooked, this talk will focus on the story of Kilkenny war nurses who sacrificed their lives. The speaker, James Doherty (O.P.W) is also involved with the W.I.T centre for[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
4:15 pm
Join our experienced staff for free guided tours of Kilkenny Castle and discover the magnificent Victorian stately home of the Butler Family. Free Event / Booking required Please contact 056 7704105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
Dynastic marriages & medieval Power Couples  Tuesday 27th August from 13:15 to 13:45 The marriages of both Strongbow and Aoife & William Marshall and Isabel de Clare are the most important marriages in medieval Irish history.[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is pleased to support Music in Kilkenny‘s Autumn Series 2019. The concerts will take place in different venues in Kilkenny City in the coming weeks. The Parade Tower is delighted to host[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle is delighted to take part in Culture night once more. To celebrate Culture Night the Period Rooms of Kilkenny Castle will be open to the public free of charge from 6pm to 9pm.[...]
Kilkenny Castle