Kilkenny welcomes Savour, the Festival of Food
Kilkenny, in Ireland’s Ancient East, is one of the top heritage and cultural destinations in Ireland with its famous Medieval Mile and historic Kilkenny Castle. With a wide variety of activities and events throughout the year, Kilkenny has always held a broad appeal and for foodies never more than next weekend, when Savour Kilkenny, taking place from 28th to 31st October, will offer an expanded programme to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Savour is expected to see over 30,000 visitors visit Kilkenny for the four day culinary celebration, and plays a key role in Fáilte Ireland’s vision for Ireland to become a leader in food tourism. The itinerary for the four days at Savour Kilkenny is jam packed with something for everyone. Festival highlights will see Jason Byrne present ‘Comedy and Cocktails’ in The Set Theatre, Tuesday, October 25th; Global Kitchen – the best of world cuisine cooked in Kilkenny; and the very popular Craft Beer and Distillers Pavilion, likened to a mini ‘Oktoberfest’, with DJ and artisan street food.
Kilkenny City and County offers a wealth of entertainment - whether it's the buzzing nightlife, exceptional food, medieval heritage, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, shopping, festivals or just some good old fashioned family fun. For those looking to experience the best Kilkenny culture, take advantage of one of the many tours and trails such as scenic walking or cycling tours
There is a wide range of excellent accommodation sure to suit all budgets and styles. From top quality family friendly 4 star hotels, guesthouses ranging from ultra-modern to Georgian splendor, self-catering accommodation for those looking for home comforts and plenty of budget friendly hostels. Accommodation options available in Kilkenny suit every visitor.
Its biggest festival yet - Savour Kilkenny 2016 will take place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, October 28th – 31st on the city’s Parade Plaza by Kilkenny Castle. For the full festival programme visit www.savourkilkenny.com
For information on Kilkenny Tourism see: www.visitkilkenny.ie