Opening Hours & Rates

Kilkenny Castle and Parklands are open seven days a week*.

Castle Opening Arrangements

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

⛈ The opening of OPW sites can be weather dependent and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, access may be subject to change at short notice. Every attempt will be made to announce these closures ahead of time but if you are in any doubt, please check with site for its Open/Close Status.

 

October to March 09:30 – 17:00
April to September 09:15 – 17:30

Last admissions 30 minutes before closing.

Park and Garden Opening Arrangements

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.

January 09:00 – 16:30
February 09:00 – 17:30
March 08:30 – 18:00
April 08:30 – 19:30
May, June, July and August 08:30 – 20:30
September 08:30 – 19:30
October 08:30 – 18:00
November 09:00 – 17:00
December 09:00 – 16:30

 

 

Admission Rates

2022 Admissions Self-Guided Visits

CATEGORY PRICE
Adult €8
Senior (60+) €6
Child (12-17)/Student (with valid ID card) €4
Family (2 adults + 3 children) €20
Children Under 12 Free

We offer free entry for those with disabilities and their accompanying carers.

Please contact us 056 774106 / bookingskilkennycastle@opw.ie to book a complimentary ticket.

Self-guided Visits

2022 Admissions Guided Tours

CATEGORY PRICE
Adult €12
Senior (60+) €10
Child (12-17)/Student (with valid ID card) €6
Family (2 adults + 3 children) €30
Children Under 12 Free

We offer free entry for those with disabilities and their accompanying carers.

Please contact us 056 774106 / bookingskilkennycastle@opw.ie to book a complimentary ticket.

Guided Tours