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!
Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival June 1st - 4th - a world class comedy festival, not to be missed
Kilkenny Country Music Festival July 1st - Gowran Park
Kilkenny Arts Festival August 9th - 19th
Savour Kilkenny October
For more information on upcoming events and festivals in Kilkenny during your stay please contact reception.