Savour Kilkenny (25 – 29 October 2018)

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host some of the exciting Family and Kids events during Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2018.  Yoga Storytelling for Kids in the Parade Tower: Three different interactive food and Halloween-themed yoga sessions for kids on Saturday... read more »

Bookville Kilkenny events at The Parade Tower on Sunday 14 October 2018

The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle will again host one of the many fabulous events of the Bookville Kilkenny Festival.  ‘Adventures of Brush Boy’ is a magical puppetry show about a little boy who learns to see his differences from another point of view.... read more »

The Navarra Quartet (‘Music in Kilkenny’) at The Parade Tower on Saturday 6th October 2018

OPW is very pleased to support ‘Music in Kilkenny’s Autumn Series’ with a performance by The Navarra Quartet at The Parade Tower on the evening of Saturday 6th October at 8pm.  There will be eight performances in this Autumn Series... read more »

KSP’s Family Fun Run on Sunday 7th October 2018

OPW Kilkenny Castle is pleased to host the annual Kilkenny School Project (KSP) Family Fun Run at Kilkenny Castle Park on Sunday 7th October at 12pm Registration at the KSP on Friday 5 October 9am – 10am and 2pm –... read more »

Butler Gallery Adult Art Classes – Autumn 2018

OPW is pleased to facilitate Butler Gallery’s Autumn Adult Art Classes at the Muniments Room of Kilkenny Castle as follows: Saturday 15th September Saturday 29th September Saturday 13th October Saturday  10th November For further information and bookings, please visit 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 »