Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018 – (9-19 August)

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome and host a wonderful array of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018 events at both The Parade Tower and Castle Park.   The Festival is one of the annual highlights in the events calendar of the... read more »

‘Music in the Gardens’ Series on Sunday afternoons in July

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to announce the return of ‘Music in the Gardens’ series on the five Sunday afternoons of July at 3pm.  This is part of the ‘Summer Season of Events’ here at The Castle.  Do come along... read more »

New catering panel application details on

OPW Kilkenny Castle invites applications for our new catering panel Application details are available as follows: At Final closing date for receipt of tenders is Friday 20th July 2018

‘The Breadwinner’ – 4 Lunchtime Talks at The Parade Tower

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host Butler Gallery / Cartoon Saloon lunchtime talks in conjunction with ‘The Breadwinner’ exhibition: Wednesday 20th June (1pm to 2pm) Wednesday 4th July (1pm to 2pm) Wednesday 11th July (1pm to 2pm) Wednesday 18th... read more »

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

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 »