The perfect gift!
The Marble City has become renowned country wide for its diverse range of festivals most of which take place on an annual basis. Kilkenny’s intimate size and atmospheric setting make it an ideal location for the many festivals and events it has become so famous for. With music spilling onto the streets and venues within walking distance of each other, the whole city celebrates. For festivals and events, Kilkenny has it all.
As well as world-renowned festivals such as Kilkenny Arts Festival and The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, there are many smaller events happening throughout the year in both city and county. From horse-racing to conker festivals, it’s a great way to experience some local colour and very unusual traditions.
June 01, 2018
1st June - 4th June
23rd Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2018
Friday 1st June - Monday 4th June 2018
The June Bank Holiday brings the hilarious Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, a world class comedy festival featuring the very best in Irish and international talent.
The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival held its inaugural edition in 1995 in response to the burgeoning wealth of Irish comic talent with no clear national outlet for expression.
The festival has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish and international comedy acts, attracting visitors to Kilkenny city and its surrounding regions by combining world class entertainment with the atmospheric setting of our charming and intimate medieval city.
The world-class programme blends the top Irish and international talent in shows featuring globally renowned comic stars as well as newcomers and break-through acts. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors to Kilkenny, resulting in more than €8 million being invested into the local economy.
June 02, 2018
2nd June 2018
This show is perfectly summed up by living legend Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac stating that “Rebecca is way beyond a tribute act... she is an amazing singer and performer in her own right, I was mesmerized... a night you’ll never forget.”
Ireland's own International success story, Rebecca O'Connor, is back by popular demand! After sold out shows throughout Europe and the UK over the past 2 years, Rebecca is set to return to Ireland and The UK with her powerhouse show throughout May and June 2018. Rebecca cannot wait to bring her new and exciting show, amazing dancers, band and all, to theatres across Ireland and the UK.