Now known as The Castle Park, the grounds of the castle are much used and loved by those living in Kilkenny, from the formal rose gardens at the front to the rolling open green area at the back which appears to lead into the far distance.

Butler ownership began when James, 3rd Earl of Ormond purchased the Castle in about 1391, and lasted until 1967 when Arthur, 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormonde, presented it to the people of Kilkenny. Castlecomer Discovery Park is a Social Community Enterprise operating on a Not for Profit basis. Contact: Colm Mangan (Monday to Friday) Kilkenny Castle grounds. As one of the leading 4-Star Kilkenny hotels, the Newpark Hotel offers luxury accommodation, restaurants and an award-winning spa. Town/District: Kilkenny City. Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Café Nostalgia in Kilkenny Castle Kitchen on wet cold winter days and outside in good weather - please come and join us! Kilkenny parkrun needs you! We're friendly! Kilkenny Castle Park - Playground. Please note that the park will open at 8.30am and will close at 8.30pm daily with lock up starting from 8pm. It is entirely organised by volunteers - email to help. Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Book your tickets online for Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny: See 6,322 reviews, articles, and 4,193 photos of Kilkenny Castle, ranked No.6 on Tripadvisor among 61 attractions in Kilkenny. Kilkenny; Bennettsbridge Bennettsbridge; Plan your trip.

Kilkenny Castle Park is open for visitors living within Co. Kilkenny or within 20km of the park. Kilkenny Castle later became the principal Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years.

Book your Kilkenny hotel break today on +353 56 7760500 or These 21 hectares of public parkland extend to the southeast of Kilkenny Castle, framing a fine view of Mt Leinster, while a Celtic-cross-shaped rose garden lies northwest of the castle.A gate on the north side of the park leads steeply down to the riverside, where you can walk back into town at St John's Bridge. 087 6349153. Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Kilkenny Castle - The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland 4130 - Rated 4.6 based on 785 Reviews "Had an absolutely fabulous experience at Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny County has an array of parks, not only in the city. edit Hotels in Bennettsbridge Flights to Bennettsbridge Bennettsbridge Car Rentals Bennettsbridge Vacation Packages. The Woodstock Gardens in the South and Mount Juliet Estate are wonderful, yet the city centre Kilkenny Castle Park is the most enjoyable. Supported By