Nest is Kilkenny’s newest festival

Susie Lamb and Niamh Moroney pictured at 41 Parliament Street during the launch of the NEST festival which takes place from the 17-19 October at the venue. Photo: Pat Moore.
Taking place in the heart of the city, NEST is a three-day event that will traverse through performing arts disciplines in pursuit of what exactly is the essence of being a female performance artist working in the industry today.

Taking place in the heart of the city, NEST is a three-day event that will traverse through performing arts disciplines in pursuit of what exactly is the essence of being a female performance artist working in the industry today.

The festival programme includes theatrical shows, music, workshops, work in progress showings, and panel discussion, all provided by the array of amazing women around the country working in the performing arts world.

“We feel our visibility is not enough, and we want to know why!. We need to know more about how we make our work, and why,” said festival organiser, Niamh Moroney.

Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be jam packed with performances, workshops and installations by a host of talented artists and performers including Susie Lamb, Niamh Shaw, Zoe Uí Fhaolain, Aine Phillips, Niamh Moroney, Joanne Boyle, Eszter Nemethi, Ita Morrissey and Gillian Grattan.

For full details of the time-tables please check out our blogger at

nestkilkenny.blogspot.com. There is also a Facebook page - Nest Kilkenny.

A weekend ticket is €100 and day tickets are available for €50 .

If you would like to pick and mix out of the schedule then please get in touch at nestkilkenny@gmail.com or by calling 0831510156. Nest was instigated by two independent Kilkenny based performers and writers; Susie Lamb and Niamh Moroney.