Two Kilkenny Festivals make Fáilte Ireland top 10 festival list

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney

Savour Kilkenny soon!

(centre) Edward Hyden and Rosanna Davison with (L&R) The Happy Pear Stephen and David Flynn at the launch of Savour Kilkenny 2018 Programme – Five Fun Filled Days of Foodie Heaven in the Heart of the

Fáilte Ireland has created a Top Ten Festivals Must See list from now to end of 2018 and Kilkenny is there twice!

The Top Ten includes Savour Kilkenny and Kilkenomics.

Summer may be over but your plans to visit the many festivals taking place across the country don’t have to be. Whether you want to discover Ireland’s mouth-watering food festivals or get your arts and culture fix, Fáilte Ireland have compiled their list of the top festivals taking place this Autumn.

Savour Kilkenny
From 25th – 29th October, Savour Kilkenny returns for four days over the Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend. The festival will host unique events for all the family including Yoga, Storytelling for Kids, Introduction to Bee-Keeping, and wellness talk, ‘Unlock Your Full Potential’ with rugby analyst Brent Pope and former Irish international track & field athlete David Gillick. There will also be masterclasses and interactive demos hosted by award-winning chefs including Kevin Thornton and JP McMahon, as well as Rosanna Davidson and The Happy Pear.

Kilkenny Kilkenomics
It promises to all add up to be a truly intellectual fun-filled weekend in Kilkenny with Kilkenny Kilkenomics from 8th to 11th November. This unique festival combines economic discussion panel shows liberally sprinkled with comedy. A weekend where the world is put to right, turned upside down and righted again.  

The other festivals are...

Genealogy & Irish Music Weekend - Donegal

Food on the Edge - Galway

Vodafone Comedy Carnival - Galway

Richard Harris International Film Festival - Limerick

Bram Stoker Festival - Dublin

Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival - Kerry

Cork Film Festival - Cork

The Jonathan Swift Festival - Dublin