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

Kilkenny Tradfest 2017

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th March 2017

This year Kilkenny Tradfest celebrates it's 5th anniversary. We're looking forward to the fantastic range of hugely talented artists arriving to the Marble City for this celebration of Irish traditional and folk music. Highlights include Paul Brady, Ushers Island, Beoga (who recently recorded with Ed Sheeran for his latest album), Eleanor McEvoy and Heidi Talbot and Fourth Moon.Enjoy this lively and special festival in the heart of Kilkenny.

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Kilkenny Roots Festival

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017

The much loved Kilkenny Roots Festival celebrates its twentieth year from 28th April to May 1st, 2017 with a stellar line-up including country-noir favourites The Handsome Family, alt.country rockers Marah and the celebrated singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.Scattered around a number of venues in the beautiful historical city of Kilkenny, an hour south of Dublin, the Kilkenny Roots Festival has attracted a loyal, hardcore following that makes the festival one of the ‘must-attend’ events and most enjoyable on the calendar.

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