Festivals Kilkenny

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

The Arts Festival in Kilkenny is one of the highlights of the many events that take place in Kilkenny each Summer and has been running for over 40 years. The Festival is a celebration of the Arts in its varied forms, Theatre, Music, Art and Dance. It runs from the 7th to the 10th of August 2015. Kilkenny comes alive during this festival and it is a memorable event well worth the visit!

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Cat Laughs Festival 2018

Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June 2018

The 23rd Edition of the Sky Cat Laughs Festival returns to Kilkenny. For the June Bank Holiday Kilkenny City plays host to a number of International and Irish comedy Acts in a number of venues across Kilkenny City.

Cat Laughs Festival site

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2018

Friday 4th to Monday 7th May 2018

The Kilkenny Roots Festival has been attracting some of the best known names in country, folk, bluegrass, cajun and rockabilly since 1998. Over the four days of the Festival all forms of what is commonly known as Americana music can be heard in a number of venues across the city.

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Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2017

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October 2017

One of Ireland’s favourite food festivals is back and very proud to be celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2017. Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, each year develops a programme of activities, which embraces all sectors of the food community from artisan producers to restaurateurs, food agencies to food farmers.

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Kilkenomics Festival 2017

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November 2017

2017 will mark the 8th edition of Kilkenomics – Europe’s first economics festival – which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians.

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SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November 2017

SUBTITLE is Ireland’s newest film festival and a unique opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films that can’t be found at the multiplex. And a chance to meet their makers and stars. If you’re looking for provocative, funny, accessible and smart European films, then SUBTITLE is for you.

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