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Festivals & Events Guide Kilkenny

Kilkenny hosts a number of renowned 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!



International Gospel Choir Festival, August

Kilkenny Arts Festival, August 08th - August 18th

Town of Books, August 23rd - August 25th

Greystock Festival, September

Kilkenny Animated, October 4th - October 6th 

Savour Food FestivalOctober 24rd - October 28th

Subtitle Film Festival, November 25th - December 1st

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For more information on upcoming events and festivals in Kilkenny during your stay please contact reception.