Start Date 19 Jun 2013
End Date 07 Aug 2013
Times 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Ceoltoiri Kilkenny, a group of over 20 talented musicians, singers and dancers will present a weekly colourful and exciting Irish Entertainment Show at the Parade Tower during the months of June, July and early August. A truly memorable and enjoyable evening for all the family. Details as follows for Wednesday evening Shows which begin on June 19th.
- Time: 8:30pm to 10:30pm approx
- Doors open 8pm
- Admission: Adults €10 / Concession €8 / Children €5 / Group rate (10 or more) €7 per person
- For further information or advance bookings please contact Noreen at 086 824 9618 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dates : Wednesdays, June 19th - August 7th
Anne Teehan, Events Officer, Office of Public Works, The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny.
Start Date 22 Jun 2013
End Date 22 Jun 2013
- Time: 12noon
- Registration: From 11am outside Gates of Kilkenny Castle Park
- Cost: Adult rate, Student rate, Family deals available
Start Date 09 Jun 2013
End Date 09 Jun 2013
Times 10am - 12noon
Kilkenny Motor Club will hold a display of Classic Cars on Sunday 9th June 2013 at Kilkenny Castle Park from 10am to 12noon.
These beautifully restored cars from the 1940s to the 1970s will leave at 12noon to embark on their Annual Classic Car Charity Drive in aid of the Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare Team. Do come along and enjoy the spectacle....
Please note that only Classic Cars owned by members of Kilkenny Motor Club will be allowed enter Kilkenny Castle Park
Further information from Club Secretary David Dreeling on 087-6769798 or Sean Doheny on 086-2642214 / or visit www.kilkennymotorclub.com
Start Date 22 Jun 2013
End Date 28 Jul 2013
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Exhibition' - 22nd June to 28 July 2013
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland’ - Tarquin Blake’s fascinating photographic project- spanning three years of research and documentation goes on display at Kilkenny Castle from Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 28th July. The exhibition will contain images of the lost estate houses of Ireland from Blake's recent best selling and critically acclaimed books 'Abandoned Mansions of Ireland' - Volume 1 and 2 published by The Collins Press.
In the exhibition, Blake documents the end of the landed aristocracy in Ireland and the demise of their country mansion houses. His beautiful, haunting images of crumbling ruins convey an indefinable beauty. The images are accompanied by history and folklore, telling of troubled times and private hardship. Blake’s compelling images also provide convincing evidence of the wilful neglect that numerous examples of our architectural heritage are being allowed to disintegrate.
For further information please refer to www.AbandonedIreland.com
Start Date 24 May 2013
End Date 24 May 2013
Times 9am - 5pm
As part of Traveller Culture Day on Friday 24th May, an audio visual exhibition of local Traveller lives and histories will be open to the public for the day at The Parade Tower.
- The exhibition will consist of a slide show of photographs of local Travellers and an audio track of a recorded oral history project of Travellers relating their life stories.
- All are welcome to visit between 9am and 5pm.
- For further information, please contact Claire Kenealy - email@example.com / Martin Rafter - firstname.lastname@example.org
- This event is supported by Kilkenny Leader Partnership, Kilkenny County Council and Health Service Executive.
Start Date 07 May 2013
End Date 31 May 2013
Times 9.30am - 5pm
The Book of Pottlerath - Exhibition of Framed Exerts until 31st May 2013.
Kilkenny Castle is exhibiting framed exerts from 'The Book of Pottlerath' until 31st May 2013 at the Castle Kitchen Corridor.
The Book of Pottlerath is a rare and fascinating book, which forms a major part of Kilkenny's past. Today, it lies in a vault at Oxford University in England.
This 'Leabhar na Rátha' begun by James, the 4th Earl of Ormond, was completed by scribes commissioned by his nephew Edmund Butler in 1454 in Co. Kilkenny. It came into the hands of Sir George Carew, President of Munster, who subsequently bequeathed it to Sir Thomas Stafford. Stafford either sold or gave it to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, who in turn gave it to the Bodleian Library, Oxford University on 16th June 1636.
The condition of the bequest was that it would not leave Oxford University and it is still in their care to the present day.
The exhibition is open free of charge to the public from 9.30am to 5pm daily until 31st May 2103.