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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.

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Friday 11th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Saturday 12th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Sunday 13th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Monday 14th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Tuesday 15th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Wednesday 16th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Thursday 17th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Friday 18th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

Saturday 19th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Sunday 20th August 2017
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August

Venues across Kilkenny

Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.

National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Kilkenny Country Music Festival Kilkenny Country Music Festival

Sunday 20th August

Gowran Park, Gowran

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..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland including Mike Denver and many more.

Monday 21st August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Thursday 24th August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Friday 25th August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

Graiguenamanagh "Town of Books" Festival 2017

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August

Graiguenamanagh, Co.Kilkenny

25th to 27th August 2017 - A fully fledged festival that features art, music, food and crafts, and a whole host of fringe activities. Graiguenamanagh, for one weekend only, turns into a book lovers' paradise where booksellers are matched up with a number of empty spaces in the town.

Saturday 26th August 2017
National Heritage Week in Kilkenny Heritage Week 2017

Satuday 19th to Sunday 27th August

Venues across Kilkenny City and County

From Exhibitions, Guided Tours of Kilkenny Castle, Shankill Castle, Dunmore Caves... to a Hawkeye Bird of Prey Experience ... there is something for everyone to enjoy in Heritage Week. 90+ Events (most are free!) throughout city & county.

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