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KILKENNY CATWALK ART TRAIL 2021
11th October - 17th April
The Kilkenny Catwalk 2021 art trail featuring 21 magnificent cat sculptures will follow a route similar to the one indicated above. Visitors will be invited to follow the trail on the official Kilkenny Catwalk Trail App and find sculptures that will be located in Kilkenny's beautiful public spaces many of which are attached to the heritage buildings around the city. The trail is designed to immerse people in Kilkenny’s rich heritage while at the same time supporting our local Tourism and Hospitality businesses in their re-opening efforts.
Made in Ireland Exhibition – National Design & Craft Gallery
National Design & Craft Gallery
1st - 30th November
Ireland has a rich heritage of craft with wealth of studio craftspeople working across all regions of our island making exceptional functional and artistic pieces. Makers invest in honing their skills over many years and work with carefully sourced, often local materials, to create high-quality pieces designed to last lifetimes. At a time when customers are showing a considerable preference and appreciation for goods that are Irish made, there is no better time to produce a vibrant, inclusive exhibition that celebrates the very best of craft MADE IN IRELAND.
Kilkenomics – The world’s first Economics & Comedy Festival
4th - 7th November
Save the date in your diary, November 4th – 7th 2021. Kilkenomics – the world’s first economics festival – brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment.
1st - 31st December
Yulefest is a curated Christmas festival that brings together the best events of the festive season taking place in our fun sized city throughout December along with magical lightshows and an ice skating ring.
Watch the beauty of Kilkenny's Christmas lights shine across the city, see some extremely talented acts and stroll through crafty and tasty markets this December!
St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny
12th - 17th March
During our St. Patrick’s Festival this coming March 2022, the city and county come alive with pageantry, craic agus ceol. Enjoy free events, workshops, and performances, and the main event – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny takes place alongside Kilkenny Tradfest, a traditional music festival with gigs from some of the best Irish Musicians. There is no better place to be and no better way to experience a real St. Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny!