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Science Week 2023: Trails and Tales at Kilkenny Castle Park


Free of charge

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18/11/2023 - 18/11/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Kilkenny Castle

The popular Trails and Tales event returns, this time at the splendid Kilkenny Castle Park. Join Teagasc’s Michael Somers and Catherine Keena, who will bring us on an interesting looped walk of the park, where we will find out all about everything from forestry and history to biodiversity.

Kilkenny Castle Park, comprising of 21 hectares, provides a fitting setting for the castle and a splendid amenity area. Originating from the ancient deer park, the park walls define the footprint of the Kilkenny Castle demesne. In the 19th century, the parkland had a bowling green, summerhouses and an artificial lake at the far end of the grounds.

Today, new paths lead to a children’s playground, the family burial ground, and picnic areas. The rose garden is the formal garden of the castle, located on the north front of the Castle, and is a 1970s style. There has been much work carried out to support biodiversity in the park in recent years. Join us to find out more about it!

Difficulty level: The difficulty level is easy.

Parking: There is parking available on Castle Road and on other roads close to the park and Kilkenny city centre. There is no parking within the castle grounds.

Please note: This is an outdoor event so please check the weather forecast and dress suitably. Trekking shoes, rain gear and drinks of water are generally advised. Kilkenny Castle Park will be closed if an orange weather warning is in place so please check forecasts on the morning of the event as the event will be postponed.

This event is aimed at an adult audience, however, children are welcome under the supervision of adults attending.

The event is organised by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and supported by the Office of Public Works


The Parade
Kilkenny City
R95 YRK1

046 942 3249

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