Christmas at the Castle

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to present a wonderful programme of FREE festive events to celebrate ‘Christmas at the Castle’ 2018. Visit the beautifully decorated period rooms and enjoy festive musical and choral events during the three weekends of the... read more »


Permanent Orienteering Course at Kilkenny Castle Park

Following the December 2012 launch of the permanent Orienteering Course at Kilkenny Castle Park in association with Waterford Orienteers, please note that three maps, Short (1.8km), Medium (2.4km) and Long (3.5km) distances, are FREE to download. The orienteering course is open to all – families, individuals, clubs and schools.  What an amazing way... read more »


Parkrun Ireland Kilkenny. Weekly FREE 5km at Kilkenny Castle Park. NEW map available.

‎ OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome Parkrun Ireland Kilkenny a FREE timed weekly 5k run at Kilkenny Castle Park every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Kilkenny Castle Park 5kms Run Map (PDF) Please visit http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/ for full details including registration, barcode and course... read more »