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 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
11:00 am
Author Michael O’ Dwyer will discuss the “forgotten game” of cricket in Kilkenny, once upon a time the most popular sport in the county and its connection to the game of hurling. Free Heritage Week[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
2:00 pm
The life of Sydney Owenson, and how the early nineteenth century Act of Union saw innovative reworkings of the novel in Ireland. This is an adult orientated event. No booking required / Free Event /[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
4:00 pm
Discover the fate of this Irish merchant family who emigrated during the troubled mid-17th century to La Rochelle, on the French Atlantic coast. This talk will focus on their integration to the French society and[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Discover the ancestral home of the Butler Family with a free self-guided visit of the magnificent Victorian Period Rooms of Kilkenny Castle. Parts of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
2:00 pm
This talk by Peter Kenny, OPW, will introduce three medieval personalities: Thomas Beckett, Elias of Dereham & Hubert Butler and will discuss their connections. This is an adult orientated event. Parade Tower / Free Event[...]
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 @ 3:00 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 @ 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