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Kilkenny Trad Fest

Kilkenny Tradfest is an innovative festival, full to the brim with concerts, céilís, sessions, Irish dance, pub gigs and much more! Kilkenny comes alive with traditional music featuring some of the country’s top traditional music performers and offering concert goers...

Kilkenny Roots Festival

The Roots festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon. There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond. Kilkenny Roots...

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Known as the comedians comedy festival, Cat Laughs is renowned for its international line up of stars each year. Described in The Guardian as: “The best little comedy festival in the world” Cat Laugh’s Website

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city. For ten days each August, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer...

National Heritage Week

The annual nationwide celebration of Irish heritage, culture and architecture with free access to gardens, landmarks and historical sites. National Heritage Week

Savour Kilkenny

This festival celebrates the produce and food culture of the surrounding rich pastureland, home to some of Ireland and Europe’s best food. While the produce of its dairy and meat sector are internationally renowned, the festival celebrates local artisan products and a...