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10:00 am
OPW is delighted to collaborate with Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in presenting an amazing exhibition across these two major Kilkenny venues – KILKENNY CASTLE and NATIONAL DESIGN & CRAFT GALLERY – Monumentality –[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
BEALTAINE – OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF KILKENNY CASTLE Every Thursday during the month of May at 11am. To celebrate Bealtaine, join our experienced guiding staff for an outdoor architectural guided tour of Kilkenny Castle. Discover the[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to invite all to the 2019 Dusk Chorus at the Castle Park with a guided walk by the wonderful and knowledgeable, Pat Durkin from Birdwatch Ireland.  This will be a[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
BEALTAINE – OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF KILKENNY CASTLE Every Thursday during the month of May at 11am. To celebrate Bealtaine, join our experienced guiding staff for an outdoor architectural guided tour of Kilkenny Castle. Discover the[...]
Kilkenny Castle
11:00 am
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2019 11am to 4pm – (3 different storytelling sessions at 12, 1:30pm & 3pm, with medieval music, mayhem and fun in between!) Kilkenny Castle Park FREE Admission OPW is[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
11:00 am
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2019 11am to 4pm – (3 different storytelling sessions at 12, 1:30pm & 3pm, with medieval music, mayhem and fun in between!) Kilkenny Castle Park FREE Admission OPW is[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
2:00 pm
OPW is very pleased to present as part of 50th celebrations, two story- telling sessions at The Parade Tower. 2pm – 3 to 6 years 3:30pm – 7 to 11 years FREE Admission on a first[...]
The Parade Tower
Jun 21 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
William Marshall & the Walter Family Friday 21st June from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will explore the connections between “The Greatest Knight that ever lived” and the ancestors of the Butler[...]
The Parade Tower
8:00 pm
The Ladies of Llangollen: Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby To coincide with Pride Month Lori Moriarty, Laois County Library, will explore the story of the Ladies of Llangollen, two aristocratic women who left the homes[...]
The Parade tower, Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
William Marshall’s New Castle at Kilkenny Friday 18th June from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up outdoor tour will focus on the Castle built by William Marshall. This event is weather dependent. Free event[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
St. Patricks Junior Brass  Band Kilkenny St. Patricks Junior Brass  Band are the future of Brass Banding in Kilkenny being  the fruit of many years of tuition under  Christine Somers Musical Director. The Band recently[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
HFC Brass Band  The HFC Brass Band New Ross, Co. Wexford was founded as a Temperance band back in 1936 and has been an important feature in the social, sporting and entertainment life of New [...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 8 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
From my lips to God’s ear Monday 8th July from 13:15 to 13:45 This  Free Pop Up Talk will explore the influence of William Marshall on monastic settlements in Ireland. William Marshall, like other Norman[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Jul 14 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
10:45 am
Title: National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at Kilkenny Castle on Sunday 14 July 2019 When: Sunday 14 July 2019 at 11am (10:45am to 12noon) Where: Courtyard of Kilkenny Castle One of the regional National Day[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band  The CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band was founded in 1882 and is an integral part of the culture and history of the former British Army Garrison town of[...]
kilkenny Castle
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome The Band of The 1st Brigade Cork to the grounds of the castle for a performance on Thursday 18 July at 1pm. This is a FREE event. The[...]
Kilkenny Castle
11:00 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is pleased to welcome Kilkenny Triathlon Club’s 2019 TRIATHLON which takes place at Kilkenny Castle Park on Sunday 21 July.   Title:  Kilkenny Triathlon Club’s TRIATHLON When:  Sunday 21 July 2019  (11am[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Castlebar Concert and Marching Band Castlebar Concert and Marching Band hail from the former British Army Garrison town of Castlebar, Co. Mayo deep in the West of Ireland  and are regular visitors to Kilkenny City[...]
Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
William Marshall & the foundation of Kilkenny & New Ross Monday 22nd July from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will focus on the contribution William Marshal made to the foundation of New[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
7:15 pm
Kilkenny Castle Celebrates European Film Heritage with Screening of French Classic Film Amélie Office of Public Workers hosting free event in conjunction with Creative Europe On Saturday 27th of July the Office of Public Works[...]
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
ST Patricks Brass and Reed  Band Kilkenny St. Patricks  Brass and Reed Band Kilkenny need no introduction as they have been the back bone of the “Music in the Garden Series” since it’s inception and[...]
Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
The five daughters of William Marshall & Isabel de Clare Tuesday 6th August from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will focus on the daughters of one of William Marshall & Isabel de Clare[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to continue our long association with Kilkenny Arts Festival and we are looking forward to a wonderful array of events at both The Parade Tower and Castle Park. An exciting and varied[...]
12:00 am
An exhibition of Botanical Art by Mary Dillon, Muniments Room, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Mary H. Hickey, Rose Garden Corridor, 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
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Bettina Norton, Front Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 14 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 17 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 15 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 16 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
10:00 am
OPW is delighted to collaborate with Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in presenting an amazing exhibition across these two major Kilkenny venues – KILKENNY CASTLE and NATIONAL DESIGN & CRAFT GALLERY – Monumentality –[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
BEALTAINE – OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF KILKENNY CASTLE Every Thursday during the month of May at 11am. To celebrate Bealtaine, join our experienced guiding staff for an outdoor architectural guided tour of Kilkenny Castle. Discover the[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to invite all to the 2019 Dusk Chorus at the Castle Park with a guided walk by the wonderful and knowledgeable, Pat Durkin from Birdwatch Ireland.  This will be a[...]
Kilkenny Castle
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
BEALTAINE – OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF KILKENNY CASTLE Every Thursday during the month of May at 11am. To celebrate Bealtaine, join our experienced guiding staff for an outdoor architectural guided tour of Kilkenny Castle. Discover the[...]
Kilkenny Castle
11:00 am
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2019 11am to 4pm – (3 different storytelling sessions at 12, 1:30pm & 3pm, with medieval music, mayhem and fun in between!) Kilkenny Castle Park FREE Admission OPW is[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
11:00 am
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2019 11am to 4pm – (3 different storytelling sessions at 12, 1:30pm & 3pm, with medieval music, mayhem and fun in between!) Kilkenny Castle Park FREE Admission OPW is[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
2:00 pm
OPW is very pleased to present as part of 50th celebrations, two story- telling sessions at The Parade Tower. 2pm – 3 to 6 years 3:30pm – 7 to 11 years FREE Admission on a first[...]
The Parade Tower
Jun 21 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
William Marshall & the Walter Family Friday 21st June from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will explore the connections between “The Greatest Knight that ever lived” and the ancestors of the Butler[...]
The Parade Tower
8:00 pm
The Ladies of Llangollen: Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby To coincide with Pride Month Lori Moriarty, Laois County Library, will explore the story of the Ladies of Llangollen, two aristocratic women who left the homes[...]
The Parade tower, Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
William Marshall’s New Castle at Kilkenny Friday 18th June from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up outdoor tour will focus on the Castle built by William Marshall. This event is weather dependent. Free event[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
St. Patricks Junior Brass  Band Kilkenny St. Patricks Junior Brass  Band are the future of Brass Banding in Kilkenny being  the fruit of many years of tuition under  Christine Somers Musical Director. The Band recently[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
HFC Brass Band  The HFC Brass Band New Ross, Co. Wexford was founded as a Temperance band back in 1936 and has been an important feature in the social, sporting and entertainment life of New [...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 8 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
From my lips to God’s ear Monday 8th July from 13:15 to 13:45 This  Free Pop Up Talk will explore the influence of William Marshall on monastic settlements in Ireland. William Marshall, like other Norman[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Jul 14 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
10:45 am
Title: National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at Kilkenny Castle on Sunday 14 July 2019 When: Sunday 14 July 2019 at 11am (10:45am to 12noon) Where: Courtyard of Kilkenny Castle One of the regional National Day[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band  The CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band was founded in 1882 and is an integral part of the culture and history of the former British Army Garrison town of[...]
kilkenny Castle
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome The Band of The 1st Brigade Cork to the grounds of the castle for a performance on Thursday 18 July at 1pm. This is a FREE event. The[...]
Kilkenny Castle
11:00 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is pleased to welcome Kilkenny Triathlon Club’s 2019 TRIATHLON which takes place at Kilkenny Castle Park on Sunday 21 July.   Title:  Kilkenny Triathlon Club’s TRIATHLON When:  Sunday 21 July 2019  (11am[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Castlebar Concert and Marching Band Castlebar Concert and Marching Band hail from the former British Army Garrison town of Castlebar, Co. Mayo deep in the West of Ireland  and are regular visitors to Kilkenny City[...]
Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
William Marshall & the foundation of Kilkenny & New Ross Monday 22nd July from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will focus on the contribution William Marshal made to the foundation of New[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
7:15 pm
Kilkenny Castle Celebrates European Film Heritage with Screening of French Classic Film Amélie Office of Public Workers hosting free event in conjunction with Creative Europe On Saturday 27th of July the Office of Public Works[...]
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
ST Patricks Brass and Reed  Band Kilkenny St. Patricks  Brass and Reed Band Kilkenny need no introduction as they have been the back bone of the “Music in the Garden Series” since it’s inception and[...]
Kilkenny Castle
1:15 pm
The five daughters of William Marshall & Isabel de Clare Tuesday 6th August from 13:15 to 13:45 This Free Pop Up Talk will focus on the daughters of one of William Marshall & Isabel de Clare[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to continue our long association with Kilkenny Arts Festival and we are looking forward to a wonderful array of events at both The Parade Tower and Castle Park. An exciting and varied[...]
12:00 am
An exhibition of Botanical Art by Mary Dillon, Muniments Room, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Mary H. Hickey, Rose Garden Corridor, 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
12:00 am
Art exhibition by Bettina Norton, Front Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 14 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 17 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 15 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]
Aug 16 @ 10:40 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:40 pm
10:40 pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Kilkenny Arts Festival for this FREE spectacular light show! With its distinctive circular towers and magnificent limestone walls, Kilkenny Castle is one of the most celebrated landmarks in the[...]