Throughout the year there are a number of festivals to enjoy in Kilkenny from the Subtitle Film festival,  Kilkenomics, Kilkenny Animated, and Yulefest! There is almost a festival for every month! For a complete list of all festivals taking place in Kilkenny throughout the year take a look at the Kilkenny Tourism page and remember to book your accommodation early!



The Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival has been running since 1998, bringing a mix of folk, country, swing, rockabilly and bluegrass to the town every May bank holiday weekend. For more information about this years line up click here


In August Kilkenny hosts a 10 day Arts festival featuring theatre, music, literature, craft and street performances. It has something for everyone. More details here.


Kilkenny is world renowned for the The Cat Laughs comedy Festival taking place every June Bank Holiday weekend. It always has an excellent line up and early booking is advised! For more information click here

Parliament Street


Kilkenny is the home of the wonderful Cartoon Saloon so it is no surprise that an amazing Animation Festival has begun in recent years! Further details can be found on their website; kilkennyanimated.com


For the food lovers out there Kilkenny is the place to be in October.  With a variety of cookery demonstrations, food markets and a food lovers trail there are tasty delights for everyone! Take a peek their website to whet your appetite!

Tri Kilkenny July 2013