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Kilkenny Festivals & Events Guide

Kilkenny hosts a number of renowned festivals and events each year.

These include the celebrated Kilkenny Arts Festival 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, Kilkenny Cat Laughs - Comedy Festival, International Gospel Choir FestivalGreystock FestivalSavour Food Festival  and Kilkenomics Festival.

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!



Kilkenny Trad Fest: 13th-17th March 2020

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2020: 1st-4th May 2020

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival: 18th May-1st June 2020

Kilkenny Arts Festival: 6th-16th August 2020


To see our Festival Offers CLICK HERE


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