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 OPW Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme please visit:
Resources for the Classroom
The following resources are available to download from our website free of charge:
Downloadable Educational Pack for Third & Fourth Classes Primary Schools
The following pack is designed to assist with third and fourth classed primary schools, in-class learning and can be used in conjunction with an onsite visit.
Strand Unit: Life, society, work and culture in the past
- Life in Norman Ireland
- Life in medieval towns, countryside, and Europe
A presentation that can assist teachers with the aspect of learning covering Life in Norman Ireland and Life in Medieval town.
Students can become familiar with Norman homes, clothes and cooking with this PowerPoint with a key focus on Kilkenny Castle and William Marshal.
CASTLES student’s pamphlet
2-side printable pamphlet is to assist with the PowerPoint presentation.
PP WorkSheet English (PDF)
CASTLES Student’s worksheet
A worksheet that has a range of activities:
- matching words & meaning
- tell the story
- multi choice Q & A
- draw your own castle
Additional activates for students are Kilkenny Castle Crossword and Kilkenny Castle Word Search:
Word Search (PDF)
Activités Vocabulaire (PDF) Vocabulary Worksheet for Senior Cycle French
Actividades de Vocabulario (PDF) Vocabulary Worksheet for Senior Cycle Spanish
Aktivitäten wortschatz (PDF) Vocabulary Worksheet for Senior Cycle German
William Morris Schools Worksheet (PDF) Worksheet for Leaving Cert Art History students in relation to the question on Art Movements during 19th/20th century.