Welcome to Kilkenny
Welcome to Kilkenny City. Help us to celebrate our 400th year as a city. We have a varied calendar of events througout the year with something to interest everyone.
Check out our calendar or browse through our categories for more information.
April 11th was the date in 1609 when Kilkenny was granted its Charter from James I which made Kilkenny a city.
Now 400 years later, April 11th is “Kilkenny fever” day, with all entrance fees to the below free to all for the day:
Kilkenny Design Castleyard
Butler House and Gardens
Kilkenny City Hall
Rothe House and Gardens
St. Canices Cathedral and Tower
Heritage Council Headquarters
Please check back at the site often as it will be updated regularly throughout the year as new events are added to our programme..