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Nowlan Park - Kilkenny GAA


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Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny's famed black and amber stripes since the 1930’s. Kilkenny GAA (Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Cill Chainnigh) is the largest sporting organisation in the county. Community based, it organises Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball and Ladies Football activities for all age groups while providing a comfortable and modern setting for spectators. Recent renovations have made room for global stars to embark upon Kilkenny to perform under the roof of Nowlan Park and have provided the opportunity for corporate guests to host meetings and events. Click Here for more information.

Upcoming Hurling & Gaelic Football Fixtures in Kilkenny

Wednesday 31st May - Leinster U-21 Quarter-Final - Kilkenny v Dublin - Nowlan Park (7.30pm)

Daily fixtures of hurling and gaelic football games in Kilkenny City & County can be found by clicking here.



Nowlan Park is a modern sports stadium located within fifteen minutes walking distance of Kilkenny city and five minutes from the Railway station. It is also close to the ring road, adjacent to the motorway and just an hour from Dublin.

Recent Renovations

Recent renovations have seen Nowlan Park rise to being one of the top stadiums standing in Ireland today. The incredible renovations include clean, modern facilities with the highest level of new technology now available. Nowlan Park is now home to a modern press centre, TV studio, referees room, corporate facilities, reception area while also housing a beautiful hall of fame displaying pictures of past and present teams and many iconic moments.


The stadium has a capacity of 28,000 with 18,000 seats located in Ardán Breathnach (Ollie Walsh Stand), O'Loughlin Road, Ardán De Grás (Paddy Grace Stand), Hebron Road and Ardán O’Cearbhaill (Ted Carroll Stand). In addition, it has a partially covered city end terrace catering for almost 10,000 spectators.


Press and TV Studio, meeting rooms, changing rooms, gym, wheelchair facilities, TV Gantries, shop, toilets and reception area.

Concerts at Nowlan Park.

Nowlan Park is a renowned international concert venue and has played host to top stars including Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Bruce Springsteen.


  • Nowlan Park is amongst the twelve stadiums in the country shortlisted in Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
  • Nowlan Park hosted the first live transmission of Gaelic Games on Sky Sports when Kilkenny played Offaly in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship in 2014

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Contact Details

Tel: (056) 7765122
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