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About Us

Kilkenny parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Castle Park, Kilkenny. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

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! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership Ltd: KRSP is committed to promoting healthy living and personal development through recreational and sporting activity within all age groups and throughout the whole community of Kilkenny City and County.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the community of Kilkenny.

  • Office of Public Works: The Office of Public Works is delighted to host 'Kilkenny parkrun' at Kilkenny Castle Park - a FREE weekly 5k event for all standards - which will launch on Saturday 13th September and continue every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Do come along and enjoy a 5k in this beautiful picturesque setting.

  • Kilkenny County Council:

    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2021-08-13Grainne KellyKilkenny€30.00€30.00€0.00
    2019-11-19Mary Manning HoldenKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-11-01john molloyKilkenny€50.00€50.00€0.00
    2019-10-13Pat CarrollKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-10-04Joy CoxKilkenny€25.00€25.00€0.005th birthday contribution (for the cake!!)
    2019-10-03grace hamiltonKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00Anniversary costs or where needed as decided by Gr
    2019-10-03margaret kirwanKilkenny€100.00€100.00€0.00
    2019-10-03Michael PowerKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-10-03Ian ComerfordKilkenny€30.00€30.00€0.00
    2019-08-11Fergus KeaneKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-08-09Grainne KellyKilkenny€50.00€50.00€0.00
    2019-05-27Louise O'ReillyKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00Defib training course
    2019-05-27Angela LalorKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-26Mary DelehantyKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-05-26Ian ComerfordKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00Defib Ian & Ellinor
    2019-05-26Andrew SmithKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-25katie dillonKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-25Brian GannonKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00Defib
    2019-05-25Padraic FlahertyKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00Defib training
    2019-05-25Edwin HarperKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-05-18Statia O CarrollKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00CPR Training Andrew & Statia O'Carroll
    2019-05-17Joy CoxKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-17J BUTLERKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-17Louise O'ReillyKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-05-16Grainne KellyKilkenny€10.00€10.00€0.00Defib Training 28th May
    2019-02-01JD FlynnKilkenny€270.00€270.00€0.00
    2019-01-04Paula LawlerKilkenny€200.00€200.00€0.00
    2018-02-15Paula LawlerKilkenny€200.00€200.00€0.00From KRSP-Yulefest with much thanks for stewarding support at the festival's hugely successful Medieval Mile Run. Seamus & Paula
    2018-02-01JD FlynnKilkenny€255.00€255.00€0.00Social night hosted by Kytelers Inn
    2017-10-14Grainne KellyKilkenny€45.00€45.00€0.00
    2017-09-30Graham BourneKilkenny€20.00€20.00€0.00Kilkenny Parkrun
    2017-03-26Grainne KellyKilkenny€380.00€380.00€0.00
    2017-02-10John MolloyKilkenny€50.00€50.00€0.00for defibilator
    2017-02-10Grainne KellyKilkenny€1180.00€1180.00€0.00Funds for Kilkenny parkrun Defibrillator raised from social night 27/02/16 Thanks all
    2017-01-26Marie SlatteryKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00For Kilkenny Parkrun defibrillator fund
    2017-01-13david wilsonKilkenny€50.00€42.50€7.50
    2016-09-27Grainne KellyKilkenny€60.00€51.00€9.00
    2016-09-13Graham BourneKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00Kilkenny Parkrun
    2016-09-13LILLIAN KAVANAGHKilkenny€40.00€34.00€6.00parkrun kilkenny
    2015-12-21Ian ComerfordKilkenny€50.00€42.50€7.50Kilkenny parkrun
    2015-10-17Declan WalsheKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00
    2015-10-17John MolloyKilkenny€50.00€42.50€7.50Parkrun Kilkenny
    2015-10-16Michael HanlonKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00For Kilkenny parkrun
    2015-10-16Howard TriggsKilkenny€58.82€50.00€8.82
    2015-10-16Graham BourneKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00Kilkenny Parkrun
    2015-04-15Grainne KellyKilkenny€50.00€42.50€7.50
    2015-03-21Colm KenneallyKilkenny€20.00€17.00€3.00Kilkenny Parkrun
    2015-03-21Howard TriggsKilkenny€117.65€100.00€17.65Towards the purchase of scanner for Kilkenny Park Run


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-04-21Kilkenny€144.00purchase additional scanner
    2015-10-23Kilkenny€110.00Anniversary expenses
    2016-10-24Kilkenny€74.00Anniversary costs, cake etc
    2017-02-13Kilkenny€1009.99purchase AED
    2017-02-14Kilkenny€51.70New megaphone
    2017-03-28Kilkenny€400.00CPR & AED training
    2017-10-14Kilkenny€110.00Birthday cakes
    2017-12-08Kilkenny€3.50postage stopwatch
    2018-06-04Kilkenny€37.00Batteries walky talky and watch
    2018-06-18Kilkenny€234.98New camera
    2018-06-28Kilkenny€39.98Camera case and camera card
    2018-09-09Kilkenny€81.60Anniversary expenses
    2018-11-12Kilkenny€189.30Selfie frame and Anniversary costs
    2019-02-25Kilkenny€20.50Top up event phone
    2019-03-07Kilkenny€9.99New sim card
    2019-05-20Kilkenny€540.00AED training
    2019-07-19Kilkenny€11.87Milestone balloons
    2019-07-27Kilkenny€18.00Milestone cake
    2019-09-09Kilkenny€50.00phone batteries and top up
    2019-10-13Kilkenny€125.00Anniversary cakes
    2020-01-13Kilkenny€58.45Balloons, Laptop repairs, OPW
    2020-02-10Kilkenny€55.35Selfie frame
    2020-03-11Kilkenny€47.51Mobile top up & Stationary
    2021-09-16Kilkenny€183.10AED pads