A Variety of Ways to Engage with Our Collection

Heritage Week 2020

Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage.

Each year Kilkenny Castle looks forward to taking part in National Heritage Week.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 our scheduled programme of tours, talks & workshops will not take place this year. Instead we are inviting children & their families to participate in Heritage Week by downloading and completing our new worksheets.

Fáilte Go Dtí Caisleán Chill Chainnigh

Welcome to Kilkenny Castle

Build Your Own Castle

Make a Shield

Kilkenny Castle Word Search

Find out more about Heritage Week at


Under the OPW Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme we offer free visits of Kilkenny Castle to primary and secondary schools. (advance booking essential).

To book a visit or to find out further information, please contact Group Bookings

Tel. 056 770 4106


For more information on the Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme please visit:

Kilkenny Castle Visitor Guide (PDF)

Caisleán Chill Chainnigh Treoir do Chuairteoirí (PDF)

Adult and Community

Kilkenny Castle has an exciting ongoing programme of events for children and adults with diverse interests, needs and learning styles. Our programme includes talks, lectures and workshops. All education activities are free, so come and explore!

For details on upcoming talks and workshops see our Calendar or check our Facebook page

All our events are free, but booking maybe required. Please contact us to reserve a place