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Kilkenny Arts Festival
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
10 August - 20 August 2023
Family friendly
Celebrating 50 years of bringing exceptional artists from all over the world to Ireland's medieval city, Kilkenny Arts Festival returns from 10-20 August, presenting the best in theatre, music, dance, spoken word, visual art, design and much more.

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 each August. For eleven days from 10 - 20 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.

Now, as they mark 50 years of Kilkenny Arts Festival, they will be celebrating both old and new, exploring fresh

perspectives on the classics and breaking new ground with the contemporary, blending the much-loved with the

lesser-known. This year’s Festival will present theatre, music, dance, spoken word, visual art, design and much more.

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10 August - 20 August 2023


Start 10:00End 23:30



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Kilkenny, Ireland
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