Welcome to Kilkenny Castle and Parklands

Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.

Today, Kilkenny Castle is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to see this grand country house and walk through its fifty acres of rolling parkland with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. Other features include a formal terraced rose garden, woodlands and a man-made lake, which were added in the nineteenth century. There is also a tearoom, playground and several orienteering trails for visitors to enjoy.

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome Parkrun Ireland Kilkenny – a FREE timed weekly 5k run at Kilkenny Castle Park every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Kilkenny Castle Park 5k Map (PDF) Please visit http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/ for full details[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
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The Parade Tower
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
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Kilkenny Castle
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
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Kilkenny Castle
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
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Kilkenny Castle
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
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Kilkenny Castle
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
OPW Kilkenny Castle is delighted to welcome Parkrun Ireland Kilkenny – a FREE timed weekly 5k run at Kilkenny Castle Park every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Kilkenny Castle Park 5k Map (PDF) Please visit http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/ for full details[...]
Kilkenny Castle Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
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The Parade Tower

Kilkenny Castle