World Kidney Day

On 14th March, Kilkenny Castle will go orange in support of World Kidney Day whose aim is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health. #worldkidneyday To find out more visit: https://www.worldkidneyday.org/


5k in aid of Irish Pilgrim Trust (Kilkenny) on Sunday 24 February

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to support this Family 5k Walk/ Run in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust at 11am on Sunday 24 February. Registration is at Kilkenny Tennis Club from 10am.


OPW’s collaboration with Music in Kilkenny to celebrate Kilkenny Castle’s 50 years in the care of the Office of Public Works

OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to collaborate with Music in Kilkenny in presenting a series of concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kilkenny Castle in the care of the Office of Public Works (January to June 2019) The upcoming March... read more »


Seminar & Exhibition – ‘Monumentality / Fragility’ – European Prize for Applied Arts (9 February – 23 June 2019)

OPW is delighted to collaborate with Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in presenting an amazing exhibition across these two major Kilkenny venues: KILKENNY CASTLE and NATIONAL DESIGN & CRAFT GALLERY, Monumentality – Fragility: EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ART exhibition, which will launch on... 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 »