A Variety of Ways to Engage with Our Collection


Kilkenny Castle offers a range of fun activities designed for all members of the family. All our activity sheets are free and can be downloaded from this page

Our family worksheets provide a fun experience for parents and children. The worksheets will allow you to explore the Victorian period rooms, discover the Castle and learn more about the Butler family who lived here.

Fáilte Go Dtí Caisleán Chill Chainnigh

Welcome to Kilkenny Castle

Build Your Own Castle

Shield Design

Word Search

We also have workshops and one off events throughout the year.

Check out our What’s on section to stay up to date,


Under the OPW Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme we offer free visits of Kilkenny Castle to primary and secondary schools. (advance booking essential).

To book a visit or to find out further information, please contact Group Bookings

Tel. 056 770 4106


For more information on the Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme please visit:

Kilkenny Castle Visitor Guide (PDF)

Caisleán Chill Chainnigh Treoir do Chuairteoirí (PDF)

Adult and Community

Kilkenny Castle has an exciting ongoing programme of events for children and adults with diverse interests, needs and learning styles. Our programme includes talks, lectures and workshops. All education activities are free, so come and explore!

For details on upcoming talks and workshops see our Calendar or check our Facebook page

All our events are free, but booking maybe required. Please contact us to reserve a place