Christmas in Carlow and Kilkenny

Here’s some handy local information for you over the Christmas holidays.

Emergency Services

Find a local pharmacy here

Carlow County Council

Kilkenny County Council


Free Parking In Carlow for Christmas 2022

Free Parking In Kilkenny for Christmas 2022

Christmas Post Office Arrangements

An Post offices across the country are set to keep to the following:

The last posting date to Irish addresses for Christmas is 22 December. Please see here for international dates. There is no mail collection on Christmas eve and no mail delivery or collection on 27 December.

Christmas Banking Arrangements

  • Bank of Ireland can be found here
  • AIB Christmas here
  • Permanent TSB here

Credit Union Opening Times

St. Canice’s Credit Union, Kilkenny

Carlow District Credit Union


  • Irish Rail has no trains travelling on Christmas Day or Stephen’s Day and there may be changes to their schedule on all other dates until normal service resumes on Tuesday, 3 January. Updates can be found here
  • Kilkenny Buses operated by City Direct
  • TFI Local Link for Carlow, Kilkenny and Wicklow

Waste Disposal and Christmas Tree Recycling