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Festivals & Events Guide Kilkenny

Kilkenny hosts a number of festivals and events each year.

These include the celebrated Kilkenny Arts Festival (August) which features a variety of
classical music events, art exhibitions, literary readings, workshops, jazz & folk sessions.
Other festivals include Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival - Music Festival (May); Kilkenny Cat Laughs - Comedy Festival (June); International Gospel Choir Festival (Aug/Sept); Greystock Festival - (Sept); Savour Food Festival (Oct) and Kilkenomics Festival (Nov).

Kilkenny is also known as a design and craft centre, which has its origins in the Design workshops of the late 1960s’,
which can be explored in the Castle Yard site.

One of the best things about Kilkenny is its size. Because it is a compact city you can explore it all on foot or by bike!



Kilkenomics Economics and Comedy Festival November 9th - 12th

Subtitle European Film Festival November 20th - 26th

YuleFest December 2017

Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival December 8th - 13th