Children’s playground closed for essential maintenance

The children’s playground at Kilkenny Castle Park is currently closed for essential maintenance. OPW would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

‘Dawn Chorus’ at Kilkenny Castle Park with Birdwatch Ireland’s Pat Durkin on Sunday morning next 27 May at 4:30am

OPW Kilkenny Castle’s ‘Dawn Chorus’ will take place on Sunday 27 May at 4:30am at The Castle Park. Meeting point will be at the Arch (Wooden Gate) at 4:30am with Pat Durkin from BirdWatch Ireland, leading the way! Rain gear... read more »

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ exhibition at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle – (12 May to 29 July 2018)

OPW Kilkenny Castle would like to wish Butler Gallery and Cartoon Saloon every success with their second collaboration.   Cartoon Saloon are of course the immensely talented, Kilkenny-based and thrice Oscar© nominated Irish animation studio. In celebration of the Irish cinema release... read more »

‘Music Fun in the Sun’ on Saturday 26 May – 2pm to 3:30pm – FREE

OPW Kilkenny Castle is thrilled to welcome the now annual ‘Music Fun in the Sun‘ which will be presented by Kilkenny School of Music for all to enjoy at Kilkenny Castle Park on Saturday 26 May 2018 – 2pm to... 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 for full details including registration, barcode and course... read more »