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Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny is lucky to have one of the leading Arts Festivals in Ireland on its doorstep. For 2 weeks in August, the county of Kilkenny explodes with art, creativity, dance, and performances.

Since its birth in 1974, the Kilkenny Arts Festival has been astounding people from all over the country. With art displays, music, performances and so much more the festival is the perfect blend of innovation and tradition. 

Kilkenny is enriched with some of Ireland’s most breathtaking historic spaces, such as St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey, these spaces are transformed every year into venues to host some groundbreaking acts, musicians and theatre performances.

Kilkenny Inn is proud to support the Arts Festival.


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