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

Savour Food Festival

October 2019

The city’s medieval Parade area transforms with thousands of guests sampling food & drinks from artisan food stalls and watch demonstrations from popular Irish and international chefs, including Darina and Rory Allen, JP McMahon, Kevin Dundon & Neven Maguire

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Kilkenny Roots

7 - 10 November 2019

The world’s first economics and comedy festival, which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest stand up comedians.

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Subtitle Film Festival

25 November - 1 December 2019

Ireland’s only film festival of popular subtitled European films — and a fantastic lineup of film-makers and stars celebrated on Sunday night at the Angela Awards, hosted by Pauline McLynn and the Camembert Quartet.

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