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.

Kilkenny Animated Festival 2019

October 04, 2019

Kilkenny Animated Festival  04th -10th Oct 2019

A festival of visual story telling! 

Events, films, gest speakers all over Kilkenny City and County. 

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Wedding Afternoon Sunday 13th October at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

October 13, 2019

Sunday 13th October 2 - 5pm 

We would be honoured to travel this journey with you both and are welcome to join us for the afternoon of Sunday 13th October 2pm - 5pm.
If you simply cannot wait until October, we can happily arrange for a personal viewing at a time suitable to you.

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 Sunday 13th of October from 2pm to 5pm. 

Savour Kilkenny Sunday 27th October 2019

October 26, 2019


A Taste of Kilkenny at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel 

Sample the best of Kilkenny’s local food produce which has been carefully created by our team of experienced chefs. Live Music throughout the weekend and a great selection of local craft beers and Gins.

Located right in the heart of Kilkenny City on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the stunning views of Kilkenny Castle and great atmosphere in the Riverview Bar and outdoor Terrace.

Tickets: €12.95 pp for a taster plate

To Book: No booking necessary

Saturday 26th | Sunday 27th |5pm - 9pm | Riverview Bar & Terrace at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel 

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Savour Kilkenny Sunday 27th October 2019

October 27, 2019


Organised by Rotary Kilkenny and SOS Kilkenny.

Kindly sponsored by Kilkenny River Court Hotel.


Date: Sunday 27th October

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: River Court Hotel, Kilkenny

Tickets: €60.00 to include a 6 course dinner with wine 

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All proceeds to the Culinary Ability Olympic Team and SOS Kilkenny.

This  gala dinner is a fantastic opportunity to learn about and support the Culinary Ability Awards – an international not for profit organisation that raises awareness and provides training for individuals with disabilities and, by doing so, opens up career opportunities in professional kitchens.

With participants from Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Germany, the Culinary Ability Awards will be held at the Culinary Olympics in Germany 2020 and for the first time since its foundation in 1900,  there is a team now representing people with disabilities.

The gala dinner will enable people from SOS to experience the Culinary Ability Awards here in Kilkenny with the aim of promoting and showcasing their culinary talents.

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner with Chef, founder & proud Scotsman Chris Sandford (Humanitarian Award from the World Association of Chefs in 2014) who will talk about the inspiration and development of the Culinary Ability Awards programme. 

Organised by Rotary Kilkenny and SOS Kilkenny.

Kindly sponsored by Kilkenny River Court Hotel.

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