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Kilkenny Trad Fest

12th – 17th March 2020

Kilkenny Tradfest has been going from strength to strength over the last 8 years and 2020’s festival promises to be an exciting and innovative festival, full to the brim with concerts, céilís , sessions, Irish dance, pub gigs and much more!

Check out Kilkenny Tradfest for this year’s lineup and tickets!

Kilkenny Roots Festival

1st – 4th May 2020

The Kilkenny Roots Festival has been running since 1998 and features some of the finest examples of its genre – from Blues, to Cajun and Bluegrass. The festival features a great mix and brings Kilkenny alive over the long weekend. A great event for any fans of Americana music.

Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.
There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.

For further information please click HERE

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

29th May – 1st June 2020

Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival is Ireland’s best loved comedy festival. This annual invasion is a comedic pilgrimage and heralds the start of the summer season since 1995.The festival celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year!

Over the years Kilkenny Cat Laughs has played host to international and domestic world class comedy. And they keep coming back! This festival is renowned for treating both talent and the audience to a warm welcome. Set against the convivial atmosphere and stunning venues throughout Kilkenny, at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, the Cat Laughs delivers year after year.

Running over the June bank holiday weekend. For further information please click HERE

Subtitle European Film Festival Kilkenny

 November 2020

SUBTITLE Festival  is celebrating its seventh year running. Jump at the opportunity to catch some of the most captivating, thought-provoking, and original European films that rarely make an appearance at the multiplex. Get the chance to meet the stars and filmmakers responsible. If you’re looking for provocative, comedic, accessible, and clever content, you’ve come to the right place.


5th – 8th November 2020

It is Europe’s first economics and comedy festival, bringing together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts, and media commentators, complimented by some seriously sharp stand-up. The festival has earned the title, “Davos with jokes”. We couldn’t agree more. For further information, click HERE.