Events in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is very proud of its calendar of annual events and festivals.

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.

Kilkenny Arts Festival 11th - 20th August 2017

August 11, 2017

Kilkenny Arts Festival 11th - 20th August 2017 

Kilkenny Arts Festival started in 1974 and since then it has successfully hosted the world’s finest musicians, performers and artists each year as part of the Festival

Kilkenny comes to life during the Festival with many of its beautiful historic buildings playing host to events.

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is located right in the heart of the city with the most central access to all events taking place over the 10 days of the Festival. Choose the Kilkenny River Court Hotel as

your central base for the Festival and enjoy complimentary carparking

Dine in the beautiful surroundings of the newly refurbished Riverside Restaurant with stunning views of Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore.

Theatre Pre & Post Show Dining Specials
2 Course €20 & 3 Course €25
View our Sample Dinner Menu here. Open from 5pm each evening for pre-show dining
Pre-booking for dinner recommended please T 056 7723388 or email is

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