Christmas at Kilkenny Castle

KKC Xmas Prog 2017 (Eng)

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

Visit the beautifully decorated period rooms and enjoy festive musical and choral events during the weekends of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December as well as Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, with well known local Kilkenny performers - 'Dolce Duo' - Helen Hughes & Martina Burke, Laoise O'Brien and Michael O'Toole, Unity Singers, Harpist Mary Kelly, Cairdeas - Kilkenny Parkinson's Choir, Cantoirí an Rútaigh and Soprano Muireann Mulrooney. 

The very popular 'Classical Christmas' lunchtime concert at The Picture Gallery returns on Thursday 14th December with Ryan Morgan, Siobhan Oliver and Eoin O'Callaghan performing works by Adam, Faure, Handel, Jenkins & Mendelssohn.

There will be lots of fun for children with 'Mondo's Magical Christmas Magic Show', 'Music for Tots' and 'Mini Musos'.
Please note that advance bookings to 056 77 04134 are required for 'Music for Tots', 'Mini Musos' and 'Lunchtime Concert at The Picture Gallery'.

The Castle will open free of charge on these two Christmas weekends and we extend a warm welcome to all the family.  

Kilkenny's annual 'Santa Run' will return to the Castle Park on Sunday 3rd December and this year in association with 'Yulefest', an Italian Flag Waving event will be held in the Castle's courtyard on Friday 1st December. 

We wish you all the very best of wishes for this Festive Season. 

For updates on all events at Kilkenny Castle, please visit 

Find us on the App Store or Google Play

KKC Xmas Prog 2017(Irish)