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Kilkenny Animated

A festival of visual storytelling, incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration

Kilkenny Animated: The Sound of Animation roars onto the scene every September in the heart of Kilkenny!

Hosted by Kilkenny’s multi-award winning animation studios, Cartoon Saloon and Lighthouse Studios, Kilkenny Animated:The Sound of Animation is thoughtfully curated to appeal to animation lovers of all ages, from the kids who love cartoons to the professionals who make the magic happen – and everyone in between!

Live music that’ll make you dance in your seat, interactive workshops and sketching tours to spark creativity, entertaining screenings of incredible animated movies and shorts, inspiring panel discussions and talks, rare behind-the-scenes looks at the inner workings of Cartoon Saloon and Lighthouse Studios and a special Pathways to Animation programme of events for students and graduates – Kilkenny Animated has it all.

Brought to you by Cartoon Saloon, Lighthouse Studios and Schweppe Curtis Nunn Events.

Looking for a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City so you can check out the Kilkenny Animated Festival. Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Our 118 contemporary guestrooms offer comfortable space for you to relax in after spending time exploring the great city of Kilkenny. Our rooms are generous in size and have a bright and airy feel with all the comforts you’d expect in a contemporary, urban hotel. Guests also enjoy free access to our hotel’s Leisure Centre which includes a 21m pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room.

Attend the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny and stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Book your stay with us direct on our site today by clicking here.