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Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Arts Festival takes place each August and includes a programme featuring a variety of art forms, from classical music, to theatre & dance and street theatre, Music and Literature. The Festival is an important fixture in Kilkenny and has been running for over 40 years.  The festival will run from Friday 9th August to Sunday 18th August 2019.

For more information on the great events taking place this August, click on the link for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

A highlight from recent Festivals has been the Shakespeare’s performances and this year the Rough Magic prodcution of the ever popular Midusmmer Nights' Dream in the Castle Yard should be exceptional. Monteverdi 's opera The Return of Ulysses will be performed by one of the world's leading baroque orchestras and the series Brahms in the Afternoon in St John's Priory promise to be highlights of a programme with something to appeal to everyone. The Kilkenny Arts Festival is a popular event and it makes an already special location even more fun to visit this August.

The 4 star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny City and a great base for exploring Kilkenny. Check out our great Kilkenny Hotel Deals if you are planning to visit Kilkenny for the Arts Festival.