Kilkenny Arts Festival Kicks Off Today

The Kilkenny Arts Festival is taking place from the 5th to the 15th of August. 

There is a mixture of live performances, installations, screenings, and exhibitions. There are free and paid events.

Since it started in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city. For ten days each August, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

From outdoor theatre to contemporary dance, the Festival is dedicated to staging events of the highest calibre, thrilling audiences of all kinds.

In recent years the festival has enriched its programme with major new initiatives like The Marble City Sessions, a cross-genre series of unique musical collaborations, hosted and co-curated by the great Irish fiddle-player and artist-in-residence Martin Hayes.

To view the programme click here.