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Kilkenny Festivals

Things To Do Kilkenny

Kilkenny Tradfest 2019

Thursday 14th – Monday 18th March 2019

The 5th Kilkenny TradFest brings the best of traditional music, song and dance to Kilkenny for another memorable St Patrick’s Weekend, a weekend which promises to be full of craic!

Kilkenny Country Music Festival

Sunday, July 14th 2019

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 Sunday 14th July 2019.

Early Bird Tickets now on sale @€20 & are currently available to purchase online. General tickets will go one sale soon and will be available  in: Hennessys Shop, Gowran, Gowran Pharmacy or Porters Newsagent, High St, Kilkenny or Rollercoaster Records, Kieran St, Kilkenny

Cat Laughs Festival 2019

Thursday May 30th – Monday June 3rd 2019

The 25th 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.

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019

Friday August 9th to Sunday August 18th 2019

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!

Kilkenny Animated 2019

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September 2019

Kilkenny Animated is a brand new festival of visual storytelling, incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration in a series of exhibitions, talks, performances, workshops and experiences that celebrate the creativity and craft of the visual image. The festival is hosted by twice-Academy Award® nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon and is set against and inspired by the backdrop of Kilkenny’s medieval streets and slipways at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Kilkenny Animated is the first festival of its kind in the world to bring together so many different aspects of visual storytelling for the enjoyment and appreciation of wider public audience.

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.

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2019

Thursday 24th – Monday 28th October 2019

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.

Subtitle European Film Festival 2019

Monday November 25th – Wednesday December 1st 2019

 

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.

Kilkenomics Festival 2019

Dates TBC – November 2019

 

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.

Yulefest 2018

7th – 23rd December 2018

Yulefest Kilkenny, a curated Christmas festival invites all the family to enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities in Kilkenny throughout December.

Explore all that Kilkenny’s seasonal programme has to offer, from family friendly festive events to fine dining, customise your Christmas at Yulefest Kilkenny.

Combine shopping with skating or browsing with brunch, experience festive events taking place within our fun sized city. See light installations, hear castle choirs and snap Christmas carousels against the backdrop of our atmospheric and walkable city.

Sip hot chocolates or crafted cocktails; whether you want to take elfies or selfies, take time out so you can take it all in at Yulefest Kilkenny.

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