Events in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a mecca for festivals & events. There is something for everyone and we are proud to be associated with all of them. 

Our beautiful Medieval City has become renowned country wide for its diverse range of festivals most of which take place on an annual basis and are going in pouparlity every year! Kilkenny’s intimate size and atmospheric setting make it an ideal location for the many festivals and events in which it has become so famous for. With music spilling onto the streets and venues all 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, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and of course the award winning Savour Kilkenny. There are many smaller events happening throughout the year in both city and county, it is a great way to experience some local colour and very unusual traditions.


November 07, 2019

Kilkenomics November 2019

Here we are, heading into 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 our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment.

What started as a way to make sense of the 2008 economic crash has turned into the Kilkenomics festival as we know it today. The aim of Kilkenomics has always been to take economics out of the conference room and academia and make it accessible to ordinary people’s lives.

Our informal, entertaining formats invite our audiences to engage and enjoy. As we like to say: it’s serious, but it’s fun too! Jump into Kilkenomics and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight we hope can help us all make smart choices for our futures – inform and entertain yourselves. To quote Kilkenomics regular – Gerry Stembridge “Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s about economics, it’s actually about life”

Wedding Evening Thursday 14th November at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

November 14, 2019

Thursday 14th November 5pm - 8pm 

Planning your dream wedding day? you are welcome to join us on Thursday 14th November from 5pm - 8pm for our Wedding Evening

We will have some great value offers, exceptional package choices and much more on the day, so do come along and meet with our wedding team.

View our newly refurbished Marshall Suite Ballroom, Outdoor Civil Marriage & Ceremony area, exquisite Wedding Suite, all nestled under the shadow of Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore. The most picture perfect setting in Kilkenny City.

We look forward to meeting you both on Thursday 14th November from 5pm to 8pm. 


November 25, 2019


The next SUBTITLE festival will take place in Kilkenny from Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.

Full details will be announced here closer to the event

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