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Six Great Things To Do Kilkenny This Autumn

Savour Kilkenny

Autumn is the best time of year as the air gets chillier, the cosy sweaters come out, the festivities of Halloween are approaching and comfort food is key on these colder days. But don't hang up your boots just yet as we have put together a huge array of events and activities happening in Kilkenny to keep you busy throughout these Autumn months.

Savour Kilkenny

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival

One of Ireland’s largest and most popular food festivals, Savour Kilkenny celebrates the very best of Kilkenny’s vibrant food culture with a core commitment to supporting local growers, producers and local cafes and restaurants. Now in its 13th year Savour Kilkenny welcomes a host of the most innovative celebrities and opinion makers in the world of food, to the medieval city in Ireland’s Ancient East. This year’s festival will include international and Irish celebrity chef demonstrations and talks, a food and fitness bootcamp with Kathryn Thomas in Kilkenny Castle, a Wellness Stage, a bustling food market with over 100 delicious stalls, an Australian Beach BBQ,  a Vegan Night, a Medieval Banquet in the Medieval Mile Musuem, the Culinary Ability Awards Gala Dinner, Organic Wines Talk and Tasting and a programme of activities for families and young foodies. See savourkilkenny.com


Castlecomer Discovery Park – Harry Potter Accio Adventure

Grab your wand and broom for a day of fun and magic. On 19th October Castlecomer Discovery Park will host a Harry Potter day. This is a special Harry Potter themed walking trail for young wizards and witches to explore. Solve the clues along the trail and discover the magic of the Discovery Park. On the day you can meet Snowy the Owl, try Quidditch and meet some Harry Potter characters. Come dressed as your favourite Harry Potter characters, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. All activities will be open to everyone-even muggles! Please note that this is a largely outdoor event so dress for all weathers. Visit: www.discoverypark.ie


Kilkenny Ghost Tour

Kilkenny Ghost Tour

Why not try a ghost tour through the ‘Medieval Capital of Ireland’ and uncover terrifying tales and horrid histories. With its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies. Scares await at every turn. Full details can be found here.


Nore Vally Park Halloween

Nore Valley Park

Nore Valley Park Kilkenny is holding their annual torchlight treasure hunt from Monday 28th to Thursday 31st of October 2019, starting each evening at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now online.
This is a fun, family-oriented evening for all ages. Search the farm in the dark with your torches to find the reflective markers and pick up clues, then solve the puzzle to win your prize! Afterwards, enjoy toasting marshmallows on our bonfire and test your nerve in the infamous and truly terrifying scare maze. Also, this Halloween season you can pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch as part of normal farm entry; one free pumpkin per family.

Kilkenomics Festival

Kilkenomics 2019 - The World’s First Economics Festival

This November brings the tenth edition of Kilkenomics – the world’s first economics festival – which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of the funniest, sharpest standup comedians. Jump into Kilkenomics and engage with as many shows as possible, get equipped with the information and insight that hopefully can help everyone make smart choices for the future – inform and be entertained. The festival is informal and entertaining making it easy for the audience to engage.

Kilkenomics runs from November 7th to 10th. For tickets and show listings click here


Subtitle Film Festival

SUBTITLE Film Festival

SUBTITLE is in its 8th year, running from the 25th of November to 1st December 2019 in Kilkenny. This festival is a great opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films that can’t be found at multiplex cinemas. There will also be a chance to meet filmmakers and stars. SUBTITLE are bringing some of the best films together from across the last decade to Kilkenny in November.

Full details will be announced here closer to the event. In the meantime you can keep updated by following SUBTITLE on Twitter and Facebook.