Celebrate the festive season at Kilkenny Castle

Sean Keane


Sean Keane



The Long Gallery at Kilkenny Castle

A quartet playing in the Long Gallery at Kilkenny Castle

This Christmas holiday season there is something to entertain everyone at Kilkenny Castle –from lunchtime recitals, to magical Christmas magic shows to music workshops for Children with special needs, there really is something for the whole family.

The OPW run castle will be celebrating the festive season with a wonderful programme of events to suit all tastes. The festivities will kick off on Friday 1st December with a yuletide musical performance from the Italian Flag Wavers Group in the Florentine tradition.

On Sunday 3rd December visitors can start the day in a healthy way by joining the festive Santa run. There is a range on great family activities running every weekend until Sunday 17th December.  There are Christmas themes music workshops for tots, choral singing and seasonal carols with a range of performers.

Chairman of the OPW Maurice Buckley said the OPW had a treasure trove of beautiful historic sites of which Kilkenny Castle was one.

"There is a wonderful programme of events running there for the month of December which will make the perfect background for family days out this Christmas. I know that the OPW staff and guides are looking forward to spreading the Christmas cheer," he said.