June to August 2017 - The Amphitheatre boasts a state-of-the-art canopy which perfectly compliments the astounding natural acoustics of the deep quarry walls, providing an unrivalled experience for those attending the array of musical and theatrical performances hosted here.
31st May - 4th June - Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018
10th to 19th August 2018 - Now entering its 43rd year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme.
1st July 2018 - This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland including Mike Denver and many more.
- Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. Embraces all sectors of the food community from artisan producers to restaurateurs.
9th to 12th November 2017 (TBC) - Europe's first economics festival - which brings together some of the world's leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We've been called "Davos with jokes"
20th to 26th November 2017 tbc - Unique opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films that can’t be found at the multiplex. If you’re looking for provocative, funny, accessible and smart European films, then SUBTITLE is for you
December 2018 - Rediscover the wonder of Christmas with Kilkenny’s enchanting festival of music, food, craft and entertainment for friends and family. Let the Festival Trail guide you through the charismatic cobbled streets and slipways, explore the magical winter garden, meander through the markets, revive your spirit with a hot chocolate or savour the artisan food while enjoying a rich programme of entertainment and music.