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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
Thursday 13th April 2017
Athletics: Streets of Kilkenny 5k

Thursday 13th April at 7pm

James Stephens Swimming Pool, Michael Street

Kilkenny City Harriers Streets of Kilkenny 5K is fast flat course centred around Kilkenny Medieval centre and the banks of the Nore

Post-Race Refreshments in the conservatory of Langton’s House Hotel at 8.15pm

Sunday 30th April 2017
Horse Racing: Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes

Sunday 30th April

Gowran Park, Gowran

Horse Racing at Gowran Park with the first race starting at 1pm.

Gowran Park is a right handed oval of 1 1/2m (Chase) and 1m 3 furlongs (Flat) with run in of 3 furlongs and uphill finish. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.

Wednesday 31st May 2017
U21 Hurling: Kilkenny v Dublin

Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm

Nowlan Park

Kilkenny kick off their Leinster U21 Hurling Championship Campaign with a game against Dublin at Nowlan Park with kick off at 7.30pm.

Saturday 1st July 2017
Super Milk Wild Air Run

Saturday 1st July from 10am

Kilkenny Castle

The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first inflatable obstacle course. We are bringing you BIGGER & BETTER in 2017! New obstacles, new elements and a whole lot more fun! Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016.

Sunday 17th September 2017
JJ Reddy Danesfort Run in Danesfort Kilkenny on Sunday 17th September 2017 Athletics: Annual JJ Reddy Danesfort Run

Saturday 17th September 2017

Danesfort, Co.Kilkenny

This is the 6th annual JJ Reddy 10k Run and 5k Fun Run held in the beautiful countryside around Danesfort and Burnchurch about 6 kms south of Kilkenny City or immediately off junction 9 M9 Motorway