Kilkenny hosts manyevents and festivals around the year. Some of the popularfestivals include:
- Rhythm and Roots Festival: Held in the first week of May every year, the Rhythm and Roots festivals is a platform for artists of various genres of music including blues, alternative, rock and folk. It is a popular festival attracting international crowd.
- Kilkenny Arts Festival: Held in August every year, the Kilkenny Arts Festival is a platform for showcasing some of the best arts and music in Ireland. Tourists love the festival for the wide variety of art exposure shown here.
- Cat Laughs Comedy Festival: Held in June every year, the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival stars some of the best stand-up comedians from Ireland. The festival also has a film feature called Kitty Flicks. Inviting a wide audience nationally, the festival is sure to make you laugh till it hurts while the soccer match held in between the weekends of the festival is a must-watch for every sports lover.