'The Killing$ Of Tony Blair'

'The Killing$ Of Tony Blair'

Radical Politician, Peace Activist and Broadcaster George Galloway comes to Kilkenny City for Irish Premiere of his film 'The Killing$ Of Tony Blair'.

As part of Rhyme N Reason - Spoken Word Festival George Galloway will attend the Irish premier of 'The Killing$ Of Tony Blair' and be part of a Q&A after the screening in The Watergate Theatre Kilkenny on Sunday at 8pm.

This is the first year of Rhyme N Reason -Spoken Word Festival and the organisers are hopeful it will get people talking in a powerful passionate and peaceful manner.

With the focus on the mental health of the nation by other seminars the facilitors of Rhyme N Reason believe that listening to peoples concerns ideas and solutions is a great form of therapy for a sick society.

On describing the festival, organiser and artist facilitator Johnny Keenan said 'essentially its all about making the word fresh and giving a voice to the unheard' This is why most of our events are free. We want people to articulate there ideas, passion and anger in controlled environments as opposed to the anonymous online keyboard warriors'.

Rhyme N Reason Spoken Word Festival takes place in Kilkenny City 15-18 September 2016.

The festival encompasses all forms of spoken word including discussion, debate, poetry, storytelling, soap-box, theatre and film.

The programme caters for people of all ages and social status, with a voice and a want for change.

If you want to get some RNR check out full schedule of events @


Some Rhyme N Reason events of note taking place in Kilkenny City 15-18th September 2016

A Conversation on Cannabis for medicinal purposes will take place in The Hole In The Wall on Thursday 15th at 8pm (Free).

A documentary by award winning journalist Gemma O'Doherty, on Irelands longest missing person Mary Boyle: The Untold Story will have a free screening in The Watergate on Sunday 18th September at 2pm followed by Q&A with Gemma O'Doherty.

A Global Community event 'CounterCulture Night. Reciting The Lyrics Of Bob Marley' will take place on Friday 16th September outside Kilkenny City Court

House from 8-9pm (Free).

Anyone who wants to speak Bob's words can show their intent by emailing

As London has its 'Speakers Corner' so should Kilkenny have its Rhyme N Reason Soap-Box.

On Sunday 18th September at 12pm Kilkenny Castle and 5pm Peace Park citizens are welcome to discuss for maximum 5 minutes under the theme #IrelandMovingForward.

Please sign up at and briefly tell us what you want to discuss so the organisers can coordinate accordingly.

Lets (Listen, Evaluate, Talk) Stand Workshop for children will take place In The Hole In The Wall from 11.30am-2pm (Adm:-€10) more info

Kilkenny is a majestic and medieval city that lends itself beautifully to creative minds. Artists are influenced by many land marks and walks. 'A Breath Of Fresh Eire' around Poets Paradise' will set off from Canal Square on Saturday 17th at 3pm.

With theatre getting a word in through the guise of 'Portrait Of An Artist As A Young Man' by James Joyce. This 40 minute soliloquy will be performed by thespian Patrick McEneaney at The Hole In The Wall on Saturday 17th at 7pm.

More events to be added. For updates check

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