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

May - June 2020

Kilkenny Cat Laughs is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage, and has been heralding the start of the summer season since 1995. Now in it’s 25th edition, the festival has played host over the years to international and domestic world class comedy and is renowned for treating both talent and audience to a warm, welcoming and convivial atmosphere in Kilkenny, at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East

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Kilkenny Arts Festival

6 - 16 August 2020

Kilkenny is king of the castle when it comes to cultural feasts and it reaches its lavish best in mid-August with an arts festival that is stuffed with wonderful events of various kinds - Sunday Times newspaper

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Savour Food Festival

23 - 26 Oct 2020

One of Ireland’s leading food festivals, Savour celebrates the produce and food culture of the rich Irish pastures. While the produce of its dairy and meat sector are internationally renowned, the festival celebrates local artisan products and a vibrant local restaurant and café culture which has seen the area become a top food destination.

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