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Media Release – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Festival & Tradfest in Kilkenny!

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Media Release Issued March 3rd 2022

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Festival & Tradfest in Kilkenny!

There’s nothing quite like St. Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny, when the streets and towns fill with locals and visitors, cultural celebrations pop up in every corner of the county, and the very best of festivals, food and atmosphere is on tap for all to enjoy!!

During our St. Patrick’s Festival this coming 15th – 20th March 2022, the city and county come alive with pageantry, craic agus ceol. Enjoy free events and scale the heights on the ‘big wheel’, glory in the sight of Kilkenny Castle as it lights up in green, enjoy American bands and performances,  indulge in Festival Street Food, ignite your senses with fireworks display and  the main event – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade where families and visitors gather to watch the bands, dance troupes, artistic and colourful floats and so much more..

For music lovers, 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! 

For the full line-up of events visit: St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny (stpatricksfestivalkilkenny.com)

Tradfest Kilkenny – A Celebration of Irish Music, Culture & Creativity

Live music is at the heart of Kilkenny’s social scene and now that it’s back, it’s time to embrace all the sounds and rhythms of the very best of traditional music as Kilkenny TradFest returns!

Kilkenny has always been one of the country’s top destinations for live music, offering everything from live music sessions, sing-alongs, from trad to folk and ballads. From 16th March – 20th March, Kilkenny TradFest 2022 will bring live, in person performances and a brand new series of concerts to take place at the Medieval Mile Museum.


The Medieval Streets of Kilkenny Come to Life with Live Music

As well as the performances in the Museum, the Bulmers Music Trail will showcase an extensive Music Trail in Kilkenny’s finest pubs throughout the city – a great way to enjoy FREE live music sessions and sing-alongs. The Trail brings the medieval streets of Kilkenny to life as locals and visitors nip in and out to hear great music.

Special concerts and headline acts of the TradFest programme represent the very best of Irish traditional music and the 2022 line-up includes: Paul Brady, The Kilfenora Ceili Band, Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney, Máirtín O’Connor Cathal Hayden & Séamie O’Dowd, Inni-K, Seo Linn, The Bonny men, Kevin Burke & The Goodman Trio, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, Pip & John Murphy, Aoife Scott & Band, George Murphy & The Rising Sons and more! For the full line-up and to book tickets visit: Concerts – Kilkenny Tradfest


Escape to the Medieval City of Kilkenny this Spring

Home to Kilkenny Tradfest and St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny, luxurious hotels & spas, castles & cathedrals, a thriving food scene, vibrant nightlife, an unrivalled shopping scene, rich culture & heritage, and fun filled family adventure. There’s literally something for everyone!

For Events, things to Do, See & Eat and where to Stay in Kilkenny visit:



Media Release issued by: TL Marketing