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

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival | June 3 - 5

Annual craic pilgrimage in Kilkenny!

The completely unique Cat Laughs Comedy Festival makes it's long-awaited return in 2022! This is your chance to see international and domestic comedians in the worlds of standup, improv, sketch, podcasts and more!


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Savour Food Festival | October 28 - 31

One of Ireland’s leading food festivals!

Savour takes place over the October bank holiday weekend, at the end of the traditional harvest season, and draws tens of thousands of visitors to Kilkenny; increasingly it is now also a homecoming festival for local people living away from the Marble City. Sample the dozens of artisan food stalls, watch demonstrations from Irish and international chefs, and attend delicious dining & drinks events in the city's restaurants, hotels and bars.


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Kilkenny Arts Festival | August 4 - 14

Annual arts festival jam-packed with energetic, eclectic events

Encounter extraordinary artists and unique collaborations in the magical ancient buildings and gardens of Kilkenny. From outdoor theatre to contemporary dance, the Festival is dedicated to staging events of the highest calibre, thrilling audiences of all kinds.

Kilkenomics Festival | November 3 - 6

Kilkenomics – the world’s first economics and comedy festival

Kilkenomics brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest stand up comedians, in cozy environments in Kilkenny City to listen to and exchange ideas while having the craic

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