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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., 2017-03-23
Saturday 8th April 2017
Convention: Table Top Gaming & Pop Culture Convention

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April from 9am - 9pm

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St

Black Kat Games (Based on Friry Street, Kilkenny) will be running a Table top gaming and Pop Culture convention in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny on the 8th and 9th of April 2017.

Sunday 9th April 2017
Convention: Table Top Gaming & Pop Culture Convention

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April from 9am - 9pm

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St

Black Kat Games (Based on Friry Street, Kilkenny) will be running a Table top gaming and Pop Culture convention in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny on the 8th and 9th of April 2017.

Friday 28th April 2017
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.

Saturday 29th April 2017
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.

Sunday 30th April 2017
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.

Monday 1st May 2017
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.

Saturday 27th May 2017
Waterford Truck & Motor Show

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May

The Hub at Cillin Hill, Dublin Road

You will see custom and vintage lorries, HGV and LGV, every day working lorries & fleets, trade stands, new trucks and much more. Fun for all the family.

Sunday 28th May 2017
Waterford Truck & Motor Show

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May

The Hub at Cillin Hill, Dublin Road

You will see custom and vintage lorries, HGV and LGV, every day working lorries & fleets, trade stands, new trucks and much more. Fun for all the family.

Thursday 1st June 2017
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June

Venues in Kilkenny City and Thomastown

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors.

Friday 2nd June 2017
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June

Venues in Kilkenny City and Thomastown

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors.

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June

Venues in Kilkenny City and Thomastown

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors.

Sunday 4th June 2017
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June

Venues in Kilkenny City and Thomastown

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors.

Monday 5th June 2017
Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June

Venues in Kilkenny City and Thomastown

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors.

Wednesday 5th July 2017
Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2016 Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

5 Beautiful Days filled with all that's good about Kilkenny & Irish Craft Beer

Thursday 6th July 2017
Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2016 Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

5 Beautiful Days filled with all that's good about Kilkenny & Irish Craft Beer

Friday 7th July 2017
Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2016 Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

5 Beautiful Days filled with all that's good about Kilkenny & Irish Craft Beer

Saturday 8th July 2017
Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2016 Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

5 Beautiful Days filled with all that's good about Kilkenny & Irish Craft Beer

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.

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