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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 27th October 2017
Rockfall Festival 2017

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

Venues across Kilkenny City

The Music festival began in 1989 with six music venues around Kilkenny City and was run over three nights. In the intervening years the festival has grown both in terms of venues and now the festival was run over four nights and in 22 venues around the City and attracted approximately 10,000 people to the Festival’s gigs

Savour Kilkenny - Festival of Food

From Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

at various venues in Kilkenny

Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars

Saturday 28th October 2017
Rockfall Festival 2017

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

Venues across Kilkenny City

The Music festival began in 1989 with six music venues around Kilkenny City and was run over three nights. In the intervening years the festival has grown both in terms of venues and now the festival was run over four nights and in 22 venues around the City and attracted approximately 10,000 people to the Festival’s gigs

Savour Kilkenny - Festival of Food

From Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

at various venues in Kilkenny

Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars

Sunday 29th October 2017
Rockfall Festival 2017

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

Venues across Kilkenny City

The Music festival began in 1989 with six music venues around Kilkenny City and was run over three nights. In the intervening years the festival has grown both in terms of venues and now the festival was run over four nights and in 22 venues around the City and attracted approximately 10,000 people to the Festival’s gigs

Savour Kilkenny - Festival of Food

From Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

at various venues in Kilkenny

Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars

Monday 30th October 2017
Rockfall Festival 2017

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

Venues across Kilkenny City

The Music festival began in 1989 with six music venues around Kilkenny City and was run over three nights. In the intervening years the festival has grown both in terms of venues and now the festival was run over four nights and in 22 venues around the City and attracted approximately 10,000 people to the Festival’s gigs

Savour Kilkenny - Festival of Food

From Friday 27th to Monday 30th October

at various venues in Kilkenny

Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars

Thursday 9th November 2017
Kilkenomics Festival 2017

From Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November

at various venues in Kilkenny

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.

Friday 10th November 2017
Kilkenomics Festival 2017

From Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November

at various venues in Kilkenny

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.

Saturday 11th November 2017
Kilkenomics Festival 2017

From Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November

at various venues in Kilkenny

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.

Sunday 12th November 2017
Kilkenomics Festival 2017

From Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November

at various venues in Kilkenny

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.

Monday 20th November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Tuesday 21st November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Thursday 23rd November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Friday 24th November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Saturday 25th November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Sunday 26th November 2017
SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2017

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

Various Venues in Kilkenny City

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.

Friday 1st December 2017
Yulefest Kilkenny

1st tp 31st December

Kilkenny

Step into the magic of Yulefest and create memories that will last you a lifetime. Stroll down medieval streets and slipways, buzzing with atmosphere, find that perfect handmade craft gift for someone special, savour the yummiest artisan food in our renowned restaurants and stop by the medieval food market.

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