Kilkenomics set to run again

THERE is very little that can be described as a silver lining in the current economic crisis but the return of phenomenally successful Kilkenomics festival to the marble city has to be welcomed.

THERE is very little that can be described as a silver lining in the current economic crisis but the return of phenomenally successful Kilkenomics festival to the marble city has to be welcomed.

The festival was described as ‘like Davos but with comedy.’ Last year the festival brought a huge boost for the local economy and even saw the launch of Kilkenny’s own currency, the marble.

Author and economic commentator David McWilliams, told the Kilkenny People that the festival would return but that the line up has yet to be announced. The festival will run from November 2-6 with some of the top names in economics and comedy coming to Kilkenny to try and fathom the economic crisis.

Kilkenny has once again hit world economic headlines after Morgan Kelly took to the pulpit in St Canice’s Cathedral to pour scorn on the government’s projected debt levels.