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Christmas in Kilkenny

Christmas in the heart of magical, medieval Kilkenny

Soak up the Christmas Atmosphere in the heart of Kilkenny City


Discover the magic of Christmas in Kilkenny at the Kilkenny Omonde Hotel during the festive season. Feel the buzz of the City during Yulefest; Kilkennny's own Christmas Festival which runs for the month of December with a packed programme of events with everything from Christmas on Ice, a Christmas Tree Festival in medieval St Canice's Cathedral and music galore... from Sinead O' Connor or The Riptide Movement, Christmas Crooners or the High Hopes Choir to Vladimir's Viennesse Christmas. 

And with its chic boutiques and cute cafés; all on your doorstep, the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is an ideal base from wich you can enjoy all the City's festive cheer. A visit to Kilkenny Castle too is especially enchanting at this time of year - check out all of our Festive Breakaways and explore all that Kilkenny has to offer.

Soak up the atmosphere in the hotel as the Castle Lounge becomes the Meeting Place with guests and locals gathering over freshly brewed teas and coffees with mince pies or taking a break from shopping to enjoy a treat from Bakery Corner or something light from the Lunchtime Menu.  What nicer way to catch up with friends than over a leisurely Festive Afternoon Tea? With its seasonal treats, it provides the perfect choice for friends coming together at Christmas time – we recommend that you pre book your table for our very popular Festive Afernoon Tea to avoid disappointment.

Take a peek at our Christmas Brochure and see all we have planned for you to enjoy this festive season.