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Hotels Near Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festivals runs in early August every year.

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.  Since its foundation 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.

Encounter extraordinary artists and unique collaborations in the magical ancient buildings and gardens of Kilkenny.

Discover This Years's Programme
Artistic adventures in Ireland's medieval city. Bringing artists and audiences together, in spaces old and new to share the very best of unique and original arts experiences...

The festival will run in early August 2024.

For more information on the great events taking place this August, visit www.KilkennyArts.ie or view a past programme by clicking on the link for the Kilkenny Arts Festival Programme.


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.

Looking for a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City so you can attend the Kilkenny Arts 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 Kilkenny Arts Festival and stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City. Book your stay with us direct on our site by clicking here.