Festivals Kilkenny

Kilkenny Country Music Festival July 1st 2018

This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all. There’s something for everyone with activities for the kids, state of the art facilities ,dancing, onsite bars and restaurants and entertained by some of the best country musicians in Ireland this is the place to be on July 1st 2018.


Tickets now on sale @€25 & are currently available to purchase in: Hennessys Shop, Gowran, Gowran Pharmacy or Porters Newsagent, High St, Kilkenny or Rollercoaster Records, Kieran St, Kilkenny

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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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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.

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Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018

Friday August 10th to Monday August 20th 2018

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. Kilkenny comes alive during this festival and it is a memorable event well worth the visit!

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Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2018


Dates TBC October 2018

One of Ireland’s favourite food festivals is back and very proud to be celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2018. 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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SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2018

Dates TBC November 2018

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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Kilkenomics Festival 2018

Dates TBC November 2018

2018 will mark the 9th 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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