Featured Events

Castlecomer Discovery Park | How to build a giant catapult

14th November, 10.30am & 1.30pm


You might remember the little version of these you created as a child; our catapults are larger versions worked by a lever and ropes for hurling large stones or other missiles. Once more you are given the basic materials and its your teams combined know how that will get you firing on all cylinders 

Edward Hayden Cook-Along

Online | 9th November, 7pm


Join TV Chef from Ireland AM, KCLR96fm 'Saturday Show Presenter' and Culinary Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology for a cook along as he cooks some of his favourite traditional Kilkenny dishes


National Reptile Zoo | Zoom Zoo

14 November, 1.30pm


As part of the National Reptile Zoo's commitment to conservation through outreach, their team actively works towards curating unique opportunities for rare animal encounters, exotic experiences and experiential learning. During the virtual experience at the national reptile zoo you can interact with a Zoo-keeper; get a close up introduction to creatures and learn all about their habits, habitats and superpowers; get  a  ‘Point  Of  View’  live  walk  through to feed some of our residents; participate in open quiz rounds and ask questions. 

The Kilkenny Science Festival returned for its second year, running from 7-14 November 2021.  People in Kilkenny were able to participate in a wide range of events for all ages: school children, families, and the public. The public’s awareness of the importance of science has never been higher as we look to create a more positive future for all.

In response to Covid, in 2021 the majority of events were online. The festival incorporated a Family Funday on Sunday November 14th and took science directly to your home with a series of creative, fun and experimental science workshops and shows.

Throughout the week, there was be a wide choice of activities covering a range of areas in science. On offer were family fun scavenger hunts, zoom zoo shows, discovering the science of catapults, fun-filled science shows for school groups and discussions on current topical issues in science for adults. There was something for everyone!