Kilkenny Events & Activities

Discover the best of Kilkenny's thriving arts culture from Pembroke Kilkenny

There is always something going on here in Kilkenny, and as we're right in the heart of the arts culture of this great city, so it only seems fitting to share with you some of our favourite events in and around the local area. We're one of the closest hotels to Kilkenny Castle and just off High Street, so no matter what you're planning to do with your time here in Ireland's Ancient East, start it at Pembroke Kilkenny. 

Events in Kilkenny


Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November 2017

Kilkenomics is Europe’s first economics festival, entering it's 8th year in 2018. It brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of Ireland's our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. Jump into Kilkenomics and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight that can help us all make smart choices for our futures - inform and entertain yourselves.

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December 2017

Rediscover the wonder of Christmas with Kilkenny’s enchanting festival of music, food, craft and entertainment for friends and family.

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Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November 2017

Subtitle brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. There will be an array of Europe's leading actors and casting directors in Kilkenny for the festival, including over 30 brilliant European actors and some of the finest casting directors on the planet. Keep an eye out for a series of free workshops to discuss showreels, CVs, photographs and casting in the international marketplace.


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Tradfest | St. Patrick's Festival

16th - 19th March 2018

The IRMO award winning 'Best Small Festival in Ireland' is back in March 2018 for a feast of traditional music, song & dance.

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Midweek Rejuvenation

Recharge your mind and body at Mint Kilkenny

Escape to Kilkenny for a midweek pick-me-up with Afternoon Tea, a Signature treatment in Mint, early check-in and full breakfast.

Stay & Save

Stay and Save with the best B&B rates at Pembroke Kilkenny

Stay 2 nights and save 15% Stay 3 nights and save 20% All rates include breakfast, complimentary car parking, complimentary wifi and free cancellation up to 48 hours before arrival.

Activity Breaks

Enjoy Ireland's Ancient East

Make the most of your stay in Kilkenny with an activity break.