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 Arts Festival

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August 2017

Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August. For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

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Savour Kilkenny Food Festival

Friday 27th to Monday 30th October 2017

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival is a foodie haven with heaps of delicious tempting food stalls, more celebrity Chef cooking demo’s, talks, workshops, competitions and unique dining events, which embraces all sectors of the food community from artisan producers to restaurateurs, food agencies to food farmers.

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Heritage Week 2017

Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August 2017

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council to build awareness and education about our heritage and to encourage its conservation and preservation. National and local community groups organise hundreds of events throughout the country promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. Join us for our ever popular, free Rooftop Tour of Kilkenny city.

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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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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.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Join the revolution with overnight accommodation and tickets to 'Counting Sheep' at this years Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Join the revolution with overnight accommodation and tickets to ‘Counting Sheep’ at this years Kilkenny Arts Festival.