08 Aug 2022

Covid-19 chaos? Kilkenny events cancelled and restricted for health reasons

Comprehensive list - regularly updated

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Social events, businesses and services are all being affected by the coronavirus - arrangements are being made in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.

The biggest victim of cancellations so far has been Kilkenny's St Patrick's Day Parade.

Below you'll find a comprehensive list of services and events that are cancelled/ closed/ restricted.

Please get in touch to let us know if you have to cancel an event and we will share that information with our readers:

Events Cancelled

Mint Medispa Daffodil Day Fundraiser - Fundraiser is cancelled but you can still buy a balloon to donate to Daffodil Day. Click here to read how.

Bingo - St Patrick's GAA Club in Ballyragget has cancelled bingo with immediate effect until further notice.

Style night in Harper's - A Sip of Summer in Harpers Kilkenny on April 3rd is postponed. The event will be rescheduled for September and October (Dates TBC as soon as possible).

All tickets purchased either through EventBrite or directly at the venues above will be valid for the new dates. 

All-Ireland Junior Hurling Champions Conahy Shamrocks have postponed their dinner dance, which was scheduled for next Monday, March 16.

Tradfest - Kilkenny Tradfest 2020 has been cancelled. Click here to read the official statement.

The Newpark Hotel Wedding fair, scheduled for this Sunday, has been cancelled.

The teenage rugby club disco, planned for this Friday night has been cancelled.

An exhibition at the Nation Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny has had its launch cancelled. The launch of Generation exhibition at the National Design & Craft Gallery, was due to take place on Thursday, March 12. Click here for more.

St Mary's Cathedral - The planned screening of two films (March 31 and April 7) as part of the Lenten programme has been postponed. This decision was taken on health grounds and is due to the Covid-19 virus

Kilkenny city St Patrick's Day Parade has been called off. Click here to read more.

The John Street Carnival that was to follow the parade is also cancelled.

The Evans Home Open Day, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has also been cancelled.

Kells History Society have cancelled all history lectures until further notice.

The regular Bridge session on Monday nights at Kilkenny Golf Club has been cancelled until further notice.

Irish Cancer Society has taken the decision  to cancel all Daffodil Day street collections and events that were scheduled for 27 March.


Parkrun - All Parkrun events in Ireland, including Kilkenny,  have been suspended with immediate effect, up to the end of March.

Kilkenny City Harriers Athletic Club - All training is suspended until Tuesday, March 31.

Kilkenny & District League are following SFA Ireland guidelines and have cancelled schoolboys and schoolgirls games. No word yet on whether junior fixtures will go ahead.

Kilkenny Duathlon - Was to be on April 5, now cancelled and refunds will be made to anyone who signed up.

Triathlon Ireland - All upcoming sanctioned events have been postponed and all clubs are asked to cancel training until March 29.

FAI - the organisation has instructed there be no handshakes between teams/ players and officials.

Basketball - all events and fixtures have been postponed until further notice as Basketball Ireland became the first national sports body to cancel all events. Click here for more.

GAA - O'Loughlin Gaels GAA club has cancelled it's dinner dance. Click here for details of refunds.

Kilkenny Supporters Club - the meeting arranged for this week has been postponed. Details here.

The GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, county and educational levels from today, March 12, until March 2.

Carlow Kilkenny FC - All friendly games and training sessions have been cancelled immediately.

Motorsport Ireland - Motorsport Ireland  has suspended all events until March 29. They will endeavour to work with the clubs affected to try and reschedule new dates. Click here to read the full statement.

Services and Venues Affected

Alize Comerford Singing School - The school has closed in accordance with government advice, until further notice. Group classes and choirs will be rescheduled to a later date. One to one lessons can be made up during a full day workshop at another stage.

Kilkenny Academy of Dance - The school has closed until it is safe to reopen.

Smithwicks Experience - The popular Kilkenny tourist attraction has closed until March 29. Click here to find out about tickets already booked and refunds.

Kilkenny Libraries - All libraries have closed until March 29. Online services are available 24/7 click here to read more.

Medieval Mile Museum - Will remain closed until March 29. If you have any queries on pre-booked tickets, or group bookings, please get in touch with Grace at 

St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny has introduced visiting restrictions. Click here for details and exceptions.

All nursing homes now have visiting restrictions. Click here for a statement from Nursing Homes Ireland.

Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre has closed until further notice. All therapies, and counselling groups are suspended. A helpline is available Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm: 0858882583.

HSE Advice to print out and keep - click here.

So far there is NO advice to close Kilkenny schools. Click here for more on this.

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