ART GALLERIES Butler Gallery
Located in the basement of Kilkenny Castle this contemporary art gallery has its own permanent collection and frequent visiting exhibitions. Admission is free.
Open 7 days a week, all year.
October to March: 10.30am to 12.45pm and 2pm to 5pm.
April:10.30am to 5pm (open during lunch).
May to September: 10am to 5.30pm.
Active Retirement Association
Active Retirement Associations aim to help retired men and women, usually over the age of 55, to lead full, happy and healthy retirements by offering organised opportunities for a wide range of activities including holidays, outings and socials, creative and learning programmes; indoor and outdoor sports and community work. There is an annual insurance and affiliation fee and a nominal charge for meetings. Telephone: 01 8733836
The Kilkenny Association of An Taisce (National Trust for Ireland) are concerned with heritage and the environment. They have regular meetings which consist of talks by invited speakers on topics such as architecture, the Tree Council and the Eco Village in Cloghjordan, Co Tipperary. These are public meetings and everyone is welcome. Occasional outings are organised.
The following is a list of some of the many annual events and festivals that take place across Kilkenny City and County. Don't be stuck for something to do!
Castlecomer Wellington Race (January 1st)
Join in the largest rubber boot race in the world over a 6.4km circuit, with hundreds of wellie-booted runners, in all sorts of attire, taking part. A great way to start the year!
Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
Entertainment on the Streets of Kilkenny. Parades at various locations.