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- Directions: Satellite Navigation: N 52° 650.26. W007° 248.96
- Opening Hours: October – February: 9.30 – 16.30 March: 9.30 – 17.00 April – May: 9.30 – 17.30 June – August: 9.00 – 17.30 September: 9.30 – 17.30. Closed on Good Friday. Check with site for opening arrangements over Christmas and New Year
- Admission: Adult. €6 Senior / €4. Group (20+)€4. Student €2.50 Child (over 6) €2.50 Family €14.00 Admission to OPW sites are free on the first Wednesday of every month until the end of 2012
- Facilities: Wheelchair access ground floor, gardens only. Exhibitions, Toilets, Toilet for visitors with disabilities Tea room in the old Victorian kitchen Playground in the Park, Gardens, Public car park near site. Audio guide: English Guiding leaflet in Braille available on request.
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny City Kilkenny - Ireland South
The magnificent Kilkenny Castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. Two wings of the castle have been restored to their 19th Century splendour and include a library, drawing room and the noted Long Gallery. A suite of former servants rooms now houses the Butler Art Gallery, which mounts frequently changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The Parade Tower is the Castle’s conference venue. Visitors can explore the castle at their leisure. In addition to an information sheet, our dedicated information officers will meet them along the route to tell more of the castle's rich history and magnificent rooms and to answer any questions. This site is very busy and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months. Last admissions are one half-hour before closing time.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)56 770 4100
Fax:+353 (0)56 770 4116
Address: Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Co Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland