The Perfect Setting for Business or Pleasure

The Parade Tower Wing


The Parade Tower where old and new have been cleverly integrated creates the most spectacular backdrop for a wide range of events from conferences, receptions, gala dinners as well as cultural and artistic events.  It is truly unique in offering 21st century state-of- the-art facilities in a medieval tower, with its full blackout facilities, atmospheric lighting and accommodation for the most up-to-date audio visual equipment and open Wi-Fi throughout.

Its impressive open pine trussed ceiling, tiered balconies, feature antique marble fireplace, Kilkenny limestone and Irish oak flooring provide an incredible and iconic location for your event.

The Parade Tower is available for:



The Victorian Duchess Boardroom with its elegant gilded plasterwork is located on the second floor of the Parade Tower wing and provides an opulent yet relaxed ambience in the most intimate surroundings.  It affords beautiful views over Kilkenny City and the splendid formal Rose Garden of the Castle.

The Duchess Boardroom is available for:



This smaller Victorian Boardroom is located on the first floor of The Parade Tower Wing and provides a perfect exclusive setting.

The Ormonde Boardroom is available for:


  • Private dining
  • Smaller meetings in boardroom or cabaret style
  • Break out space used in conjunction with conferences at The Parade Tower
  • Smaller Receptions


The Medieval Room situated at the base of the Parade Tower and opening into the Courtyard reflects 800 years of history at Kilkenny Castle.  With its arrow loops and central oak column supporting a 15th century post and beam ceiling, it is undeniably a very atmospheric space. 

The Medieval Room is available for:


  • Evening receptions
  • Catering area for conferences at The Parade Tower 


The magnificent Picture Gallery is situated in the east wing of Kilkenny Castle.  This stunning space dates from the 19th century and was built primarily to house the Butler Family’s fine collection of paintings and is certainly evocative of that bygone era.   Today, the Gallery provides a very elegant setting for pre-dinner drinks before retiring to dinner at The Parade Tower.   The Gallery is also available for evening cultural events.

The Picture Gallery is available for:


  • Evening pre-dinner drinks receptions
  • Evening cultural and artistic events

Capacity & Technology

The Parade Tower comes fully equipped with a projection booth, sound system, screen and laser projector with wireless barco clickshare system, cabled HDMI,  as well as complimentary Wi-Fi (KKC_Guest).  There are also full black-out facilities and atmospheric lighting.

Venue L x W x H (m) Theatre Boardroom U-shape Cabaret Style Banquet Reception
The Parade Tower 10 x 12 x 10 120 35 26 72 120 150
The Duchess Boardroom 6 x 6 x 3.5 20 12 10 18 18 20
The Ormonde Boardroom 5 x 5 x 3.5 15 8 6 12 12 15
The Medieval Room 8.5 x 8.5 x 4 60
The Picture Gallery 45 x 9 x 10 120 120