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Admission to Kilkenny Castle is free of charge from 14th May to 31st December 2021

Castle Opening Arrangements

Open daily except for December 24th (from 13:00), 25th and 26th inclusive & 31st (from 13:00)

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions our visiting arrangements have been altered, we invite you to check our COVID-19 VISITOR GUIDELINES for the latest update.

Guided Tours

We are delighted to welcome back our guided tours of Kilkenny Castle.
In line with government guidelines guided tours are permitted indoors in pods of no more than 6 people.
Please email or call 056 7704106 to reserve your place on one of our guided tours.
Please note that places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance.

Guided tours of the Period Rooms take approximately 45 minutes.

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your tour time to allow sufficient time to check in.


Self-Guided Tour


Explore the Castle at your leisure with our information leaflet which is also available in other languages on arrival.

Last admissions 30 minutes before closing.

Arrangements may be subject to change, please check with site.

October to March 09:30 – 17:00
April to September 09:30 – 17:30

Kilkenny Castle Park and Garden

Please note that the locking of the Park begins 30 minutes before the scheduled closing time with the last gate located in the Courtyard area.

Open daily except for December 24th from 13:00 & December 25th. 


09:00 – 16:30


09:00 – 17:30


08:30 – 18:00


08:30 – 19:30

May, June, July and August

08:30 – 20:30


08:30 – 19:30


08:30 – 18:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 16:30