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 Country Music Festival

July 2018

Dance the night away to Mike Denver, Philomena Begley and more of Ireland's Country Music stars! Drinks, dining, kids activities - this festival has it all!

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Kilkenny International Literary Festival

August 2018

Kilkenny International Literary Festival presents two Irish authors writing about families, love, loss and life.

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Kilkenomics

November 2018

The world's first economics and comedy festival! Celebrating it's 10th year, Kilkenomics brings together leading international economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians.

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National Heritage Week

August 2018

Hundreds of monstly free events which highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

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Kilkenny Arts Festival

August 2018

Encounter extraordinary artists and unique collaborations in the magical ancient buildings and gardens of Kilkenny

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Subtitle Film Festival

November 2018

Subtitle is Ireland’s only film festival of popular subtitled European films – plus a fantastic line up of filmmakers, stars and some of the finest casting directors on the planet.

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Loved Up

Reconnect with your loved one on a romantic getaway

Chill out with your loved one for a night away in one of our modern, spacious rooms with prosecco and chocolate-dipped strawberries, breakfast in bed and dining in Statham’s Restaurant

Mini Moon

Celebrate your first days of wedded bliss

Spend two nights in a Castle View room with prosecco, strawberries and more…