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Aug 6 2021 @ 9.30am – Sep 1 2023 @ 5.30pm
9.30am
The Ros Tapestry exhibition has drawn in thread the story of the Normans and their arrival in the Southeast of Ireland and the consequent development of the dynamic port of Ros is depicted in a[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 16 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm
3.00pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection Booking required, limited availability This is an adult only event. Start time[...]
Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
Aug 17 @ 9.15am – 10.15am
9.15am
This will be an unique opportunity for visitors with sensory needs and their family to view the beautiful Victorian period rooms of the Castle in a quiet environment. This event is free of charge but[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 17 @ 2.00pm – 5.00pm
2.00pm
Join Laoise O’Brien in the Parade Tower of Kilkenny Castle for an afternoon of renaissance music making. Explore ensemble music from the sixteenth century, and learn about the social context of the music in a[...]
Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Aug 17 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm
3.00pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection Booking required, limited availability This is an adult only event. Start time[...]
Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
Aug 18 @ 9.15am – 10.00am
9.15am
This Free Guided tour is aim at school going aged children and their families Parts of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility but ground floor rooms fully accessible. Booking required, limited availability. To reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
9.30am
From Medieval Castle to one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland. Kilkenny Castle and grounds have experienced many transformation over the centuries. This free talk will focus on the changes made since the[...]
Kilkenny Castle Rosegarden
Aug 18 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm
3.00pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection Booking required, limited availability This is an adult only event. Start time[...]
Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
Aug 19 @ 9.15am – 10.00am
9.15am
This Free Guided tour is aim at school going aged children and their families Parts of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility but ground floor rooms fully accessible. Booking required, limited availability. To reserve[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Aug 19 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm
3.00pm
Kilkenny Castle is opening the magnificent Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings from the Ormonde Picture Collection Booking required, limited availability This is an adult only event. Start time[...]
Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
12.00am
Get hands-on with history! This National Heritage Week join Explore Archaeology to discover Kilkenny Castle’s medieval past and hold history in your hands. Did you know that Elizabeth 1st’s great grandmother was born in Kilkenny[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
Aug 21 @ 11.30am – 12.15pm
11.30am
Turas Treoraithe as Gaeilge Tá áthas orainn turas a chur ar siúl as Gaeilge i gCaisleán Chill Chainnigh, saor in aisce, le linn Seachtain Náisiúnta na hOidhreachta. Bígí linn!  Is fiú go mór ticéid a chur in[...]
Kilkenny Castle
2.30pm
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome Sir Henry Inglesby’s Fife and Drum Corps to the Castle Park to perform on the afternoon of Sunday 21 August. All are welcome!  
Kilkenny Castle Park
Aug 21 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm
3.00pm
To mark this year’s National Heritage Week’s theme “ Sustainable Heritage”, OPW-Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host a talk by Padraig Comerford on “Protecting Threatened Bird Species” The talk will focus on the work of[...]
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Sep 2 @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm
3.30pm
Irish Sign Language tours As part of the OPW programme of Irish Sign Language tours at  Heritage sites around the country, Kilkenny Castle is offering free ISL tours on selected dates at 3.30pm. One of[...]
Kilkenny Castle
3.00pm
Cóilín Ó Drisceoil , National Monuments Service , will discuss the 2019 excavations at Kilkenny Castle and the uncovering of the missing wing. The original gatehouse of Kilkenny Castle was situated on the park side[...]
Kilkenny Castle
Oct 6 @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm
3.30pm
Irish Sign Language tours As part of the OPW programme of Irish Sign Language tours at  Heritage sites around the country, Kilkenny Castle is offering free ISL tours on selected dates at 3.30pm. One of[...]
Kilkenny Castle