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 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:00 am
This tour will focus on the outdoor hobbies and pastimes of the Victorians. This is an outdoor event & weather dependent. This is an adult orientated event, but children are welcome. Free event but booking[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 22 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
4:00 pm
This tour will focus on the hobbies and pastimes of the Victorians, including fashion, travel, leisure and literature. Booking required, limited availability. Contact 056 7704105 / kilkennyguides@opw.ie to reserve a place. This is an adult[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:00 am
This tour will focus on the outdoor hobbies and pastimes of the Victorians. This is an outdoor event & weather dependent. This is an adult orientated event, but children are welcome. Free event but booking[...]
Kilkenny Castle
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