Set in various locations around Kilkenny city, the Kilkenny Arts Festival is set to take place from the 8th until the 17th August.
Promising a host of cultural delights, powerful world premieres, specially- commissioned shows and world- class music to visitors and locals alike to enjoy, the festival has been running for over 40 years. The festival is set to bring some of the world’s largest and greatest artists to the beautiful surroundings of the medieval Kilkenny city including Victoria de Los Angeles, Peter Brook, Robert Lowell, Jordi Savall, Steven Isserlis, Nigel Kennedy amongst many many others.
For locals and visitors alike who are looking for something to do this August, look no further than the Kilkenny Arts Festival. With a choice of extraordinary artists and unique collaborations taking place in ancient buildings and gardens, there is no shortage of attractions to enjoy whilst on a vacation in Ireland. A popular destination for group vacations, in 2013 Kilkenny city was also voted by Condé Nast Traveller as Europe’s friendliest city.
An ideal stop off for a trip to Ireland, Kilkenny City is located in the South-East of Ireland. In 2009 the City of Kilkenny celebrated its 400th year since the granting of city status in 1609. Popular with those planning a stag do Kilkenny boasts numerous eateries and cáfes to enjoy. Kilkenny city’s famous heritage is evident throughout the city and its surrounding areas where a range of historic buildings are used to host a range of events during the festival including Rothe House, Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, St. Canice’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Cathedral and St John’s Priory.