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By night Kilkenny comes alive as visitors and locals alike enjoy the city's vibrant cultural and entertainment life. The city offers an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan designer bars, and traditional old style hostelries. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a meal in one of the many restaurants throughout Kilkenny? Live music and theatre takes place throughout the week, so whether your taste is for dance music, poetry, theatre or rock! - Kilkenny has something to offer you.

Kilkenny’s intimate size and wonderfully atmospheric venue make it a magical location for the many festivals that fill the calendar each year. With music spilling onto the streets and venues within walking distance of each other, the whole city celebrates. For festivals and events, Kilkenny has it all.

Whatever your heart desires, open it to Kilkenny.

E.g., 2017-04-26
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Movie Night at Billy Byrnes in Kilkenny Movie Night at Billy Byrnes

Every Wednesday from 8.30pm

Billy Byrne's Pub, John St

Wednesday night is Movie Night at Billy Byrnes.  Starting at 8.30pm + free.  Please contact bar for details

Live Trad Music at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad Band at Matt The Millers

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

Live band at Matt the Millers from Tuesday to Friday at 9.30pm with bands including The Navvies, Abbeyfolk, Bowtie, The Electrix and more.

Thursday and Friday's bands are followed by DJ's

Live Trad with Wallop The Cat at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad with Wallop The Cat

Daily at 6.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

John and Matt have been gigging on the ballad and trad scene for many years. John spent most of his time on the London and UK music circuit. Matt has played mostly on the Irish circuit.

Concert: A night for Chernobyl: 31st Anniversary

Wednesday 26th April at 7.30pm

Set Theatre, John St

Tickets - €25. Bell X 1’s frontman Paul Noonan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Gavin Glass, Ollie Cole, and Ian Doyle (The Man Whom) will perform at Set Theatre, Kilkenny on April 26 to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. 

Theatre: Equinox Theatre Company present "The M House"

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th April at 2pm/8pm

Watergate Theatre, Parliment St

Tickets - €12/10. Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art Centre where artists with disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre artists to create beautiful, challenging and magical theatre. They invite you on a journey of discovery exploring the ridiculous nature of our one-size-fits-all culture, in a relaxed performance where everyone is welcome regardless of what letter your name begins with.

Sport: Hurling live

Each day throughout Kilkenny City & County

Venues throughout Kilkenny City & County

If you have yet to see a hurling game live and visiting Kilkenny, there are always games on throughout the city and county of Kilkenny.

Thursday 27th April 2017
Nightclub in Kilkenny every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Langtons Nightclub Langton's Nightclub

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10pm

Langton's, John St

One of Kilkenny’s most popular night clubs, the Langton Club is open every Tuesday night, Thursday night and Saturday night from 10.00pm till late!.

Live Trad Music at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad Band at Matt The Millers

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

Live band at Matt the Millers from Tuesday to Friday at 9.30pm with bands including The Navvies, Abbeyfolk, Bowtie, The Electrix and more.

Thursday and Friday's bands are followed by DJ's

Live Trad with Wallop The Cat at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad with Wallop The Cat

Daily at 6.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

John and Matt have been gigging on the ballad and trad scene for many years. John spent most of his time on the London and UK music circuit. Matt has played mostly on the Irish circuit.

Farmer's Market

Every Thursday from 9am

Kilkenny Castle

The Farmer's Market takes place on the Parade in Kilkenny on Thursday's.

You'll fnd a great selection of local crafts, food and much more.

Theatre: Equinox Theatre Company present "The M House"

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th April at 2pm/8pm

Watergate Theatre, Parliment St

Tickets - €12/10. Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art Centre where artists with disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre artists to create beautiful, challenging and magical theatre. They invite you on a journey of discovery exploring the ridiculous nature of our one-size-fits-all culture, in a relaxed performance where everyone is welcome regardless of what letter your name begins with.

Sport: Hurling live

Each day throughout Kilkenny City & County

Venues throughout Kilkenny City & County

If you have yet to see a hurling game live and visiting Kilkenny, there are always games on throughout the city and county of Kilkenny.

Friday 28th April 2017
Live Music in Kilkenny on Friday with Divil the Bit at Lanigans Live Music: Divil The Bit

Every Friday from 9.30pm

Lanigan's Bar, Rose Inn St

If your looking for a lively traditional band who's interaction with their audience has earned them a huge following in kilkenny pubs, don't miss out on their Friday residency gig at Lanigan's

Live Trad Music every Friday at Kytelers Inn Kilkenny 3 Live Bands on Fridays at Kytelers

Every Friday from 6pm

Kyteler's Inn, Kieran St

See three live acts every Friday at Kytelers Inn. It starts at 6pm with a trad session featuring local musicians. Then in the garden area of Kytelers, Drops of Green perform from 8pm.

Morrissons Late Bar in Kilkenny every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Morrisson's Late Bar

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10pm

Morrisson's, Ormonde St

Morrissons Late Bar Kilkenny is the best late night venue in Kilkenny. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night providing revelers with the best in live DJs.

Live Trad Music at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad Band at Matt The Millers

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

Live band at Matt the Millers from Tuesday to Friday at 9.30pm with bands including The Navvies, Abbeyfolk, Bowtie, The Electrix and more.

Thursday and Friday's bands are followed by DJ's

Live Trad with Wallop The Cat at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad with Wallop The Cat

Daily at 6.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

John and Matt have been gigging on the ballad and trad scene for many years. John spent most of his time on the London and UK music circuit. Matt has played mostly on the Irish circuit.

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

Venues across Kilkenny City

Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.

Dine with live Jazz at Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel every Friday and Saturday Live Jazz Band and Dinner

Every Friday from 8.30pm + Saturday from 11pm

Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Enjoy dinner while a live Jazz band plays at the newly refurbished Harper's Restaurant at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

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Trad Session at Hole In The Wall

Every Friday from 10pm

Hole In The Wall, High St

Trad Session on Friday's in one of Kilkenny's finest pubs, the Hole in The Wall.

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