Ireland is one of the most charitable countries in the world, so it seems only right that on our national holiday we continue to lend our support to those in need. A number of events at this year’s festival in Kilkenny are in support of great local and national causes.

There are lots of free events across the festival, but if you have the money to spare why not attend an event that’s entertaining while also supporting a great cause!

Medieval Mile Museum Series supporting Amber Women’s Refuge

Featuring the best of Irish Traditional music talent  in the magnificent Medieval Mile Museum. This is a unique series of concerts you will not soon forget. With concerts each evening from Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th you’ve lots of choice. Book your tickets here. Ticket price: €20 (+booking fee)

Shenanigans Walks Tour of Kilkenny in support of ‘Climb with Charlie’

TripAdvisors “Traveller Choice Award winner 2021” Shenanigans Walks is a tour with a difference. Shenanigans Walks is the best and most entertaining way to explore Kilkenny. Proceeds from all ticket sales for this tour on Saturday 19th March at 2pm will support Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Pieta House as part ‘Climb with Charlie’ – Charlie Bird’s National fundraiser. Ticket price: €25

5K for Cois Nore

Maybe running is more your thing! Then join Cois Nore in Kilkenny Castle Park on Friday the 18th of March and help raise vital funds for the Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre here in Kilkenny. This off-road fundraising run is a family friendly event open to all ages and level of abilities. Entry: €25 adults €15 Children (u16).

Firestorm by Rogu with all proceeds going to the St. Vincent De Paul.

A fire & dance show on St. Patrick’s night (17th March) outside Butler Gallery. The show promises to be an explosion of fire, light, skill and the ridiculous. €3 for an individual and €10 for a family of 4 (+booking fee). There are limited tickets left so book quick to avoid disappointment.

Fireworks Display over Kilkenny Castle with all proceed going to the St. Vincent De Paul.

This event is now sold out. Thanks to all of you who have bought tickets and raised much needed funds for the local St. Vincent De Paul, to help people and families much in need. If you’re in the city on Friday the 18th at 7.30pm, look to the skies and you might catch a glimpse of the Fireworks show over the Castle.