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Festivals in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a hive of activity, with a range of festivals on offer throughout the year. These range from musical celebrations, to comedy events that will cause you to laugh until your sides are aching. As a cuisine capital of Ireland, food and drink are also regularly celebrated, with a range of events taking place throughout the year.

At the Newpark Hotel, we’re located just a five minute journey from the Kilkenny city centre. This allows us to enjoy the buzz of the city; without compromising our guests’ rest. As regular festival attendees, the welcoming staff at our hotel have listed their favourite upcoming events in Kilkenny for you to enjoy:


Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Described as Ireland’s annual ‘craic pilgrimage’ the Sky Cats Laugh Comedy Festival is the perfect way to celebrate the start of the summer. Running from Friday, 1st June until Monday 4th June 2018, it's a weekend you don't want to miss. This festival will be taking place in venues throughout Kilkenny, adding to the exciting experience.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Ireland has always had a strong background in music, performance, writing and art. Kilkenny’s Arts Festival aims to celebrate these areas, with a 10 day long festival. The city’s historic buildings offer a unique setting for the meeting of artists and public. This year, the festival will take place between the 11th and 19th of August, and feature amazing international artists and events.

Festivals no longer need to be spent in muddy tents with a leak in the roof. Instead, book a stay in the 4 star Newpark Hotel, and enjoy all the luxuries you deserve. Browse our range of special offers, and book your stay today.