What a weekend! Over 80,000 attend St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024

St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024 saw over 80,000 people attend the nearly 80 events across 4 days from March 15th – 18th.  Animating the whole of the city, with the festival’s biggest ever programme, visitors were entertained from day to night! From sold out children’s shows to performances from 4 American Bands, to fireshows and […]

St. Patrick’s Day Kilkenny 2024

Everything you need to know about the Kilkenny City St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024! The centre of our St. Patrick’s Festival, the Kilkenny city St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday March 17th at 1.30pm. Promising pageantry, craic and a celebration of community and culture! Communities and groups from around the county, as […]

Top Picks for St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024

Our favourite weekend of the year is nearly here! St. Patrick’s weekend has become a time to celebrate our community, culture and creativity with family and friends. St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024, has four days worth of events to bring you together! The 50+ event programme means there is something to look forward to from […]

Carey Clan in Search of their Irish Roots at St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024

The Carey Clan straight from the United States are on a quest for their Kilkenny and Irish heritage! Consisting of 15 extended family members and spanning 3 generations, The Carey Clan are travelling to Kilkenny this month from the US in the hope of uncovering insights into their Irish heritage which so far have proved elusive.  Individual members of […]

New Venue – Festival Tent at St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 24′

A new addition to this year’s festivities is the Festival Tent! Spreading the footprint of the festival even further across the city. The Festival Tent will be located in the Market Yard (beside Kytelers Inn) and will play host to a range of family shows and drumming workshops. The Festival Tent is a ticketed venue, […]

Kilkenny After Dark – Festival Activities to fill your evenings!

St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny plans not only to fill your days but for 2024 has a host of evening activities to keep the fun going ! Along with Kilkenny Tradfest’s full music line up and free music trail in pubs and venues across the city, St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny will have host of family friendly […]

Launch of Kilkenny Tradfest & St. Patrick’s Festival in Paris Texas

The joint launch of both Kilkenny Tradfest and St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny took place in Paris Texas, Kilkenny on Thursday February 22nd. A great night was had by all with music from Reel to Reel and food by Paris Texas. Both festivals take place from March 15th – 18th in Kilkenny city, stretching St. Patrick’s […]

Kilkenny Welcomes 5 American Bands for St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2024

Enthusiastic cheerleaders raising their pom poms in front of the Tholsel on High Street in Kilkenny, as part of St. Patrick's Festival Kilkenny

The medieval streets of Kilkenny will be filled with the entertainment top American Marching Bands during St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny this March (14th – 18th). For the 32 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, visiting Ireland during the period around St. Patrick’s Day evokes a profound sense of pride and connection to their Irish heritage. […]

2024 Grand Marshal – Richie Power

Richie Power has been announced as the 2024 Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Kilkenny City. Carrickshock and Kilkenny hurling legend and one of the County’s best loved sons, Richie Power is a modern hurling icon with almost unparalleled success at both club and county level. His achievements include 8 All-Ireland Senior Medals, […]

Kilkenny Cats: Ancient Tales to Present Day Legends

The 2024 St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny theme has been announced! Kilkenny Cats: Tales and Legends. From ancient tales to present day legends! With history and stories from witches and cats to Tudors and castles and present day legends in sports stars, musicians, artists and community leaders. Kilkenny has it all! The centre of every St. […]