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.

May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
FREE family event for all ages. Butler Gallery, in partnership with OPW, will celebrate National Drawing Day with the largest outdoor event in Ireland, now in its 11th year at Kilkenny Castle Park. Ten simultaneous drop-in[...]
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
Aug 19 @ 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 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection. Free Event / Booking required. Contact 05677 04105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection. Free Event / Booking required. Contact 05677 04105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection. Free Event / Booking required. Contact 05677 04105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle