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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!



Kilkenny Tradfest 2019, 14th – 18th March 2019 

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019, 3 - 6 May 2019

Cat Laughs Festival 2019, 30 May - 3 June 2019

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