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 Roots Festival

May 2018

By now a national institution and an international buzz-phrase among Americana/Roots music fans, the 2018 festival features over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.

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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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Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

June 2018

"The best little comedy festival in the world" - The Guardian

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Savour Food Festival

August 2018

Savour  is truly a festival for all food lovers out there, bringing together local and national top quality food produce, well-known talented Chefs, a mix of exciting, tasty food markets, and plenty more.

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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 dinner in Statham’s Restaurant

Mini Moon

Celebrate your first days as a married couple with a Mini Moon in Ireland's Ancient East

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