Kilkenny is well and truly known for the number of Festivals we feature each year. To name just few calendar staples! Our famous Cat Laughs, Kilkenny Trad Fest, Savour Kilkenny – Festival of Foods, Kilkenomics, Roots Festival We have a wide range of different festivals and something to suit all. Langtons Hotel Kilkenny are proud to say that we are avid participants and sponsors of community festivals.  


Cat Laughs  


The Cat Laughs is probably one of the most anticipated festivals on the calander in Kilkenny. Every year a host of comedians from all over the country and the world to a visit to the medival city. 

Starting as a small few comedy shows back in 1995, it has since exploded and is internationally acclaimed festival. Comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell and so so many more has given fantastic Proformance's in the past. Sunday afternoon’s football match between Irish comedians and “the Rest of the World” becomes a bigger attraction every year. All the shows feature throughout lots of different venues across Kilkenny, and some even in our Langtons Ballroom and our Set Theatre.  

For more information visit Cat Laughs 


Savour Kilkenny - Food Festival  


Savour Kilkenny come to the medieval city of Kilkenny for the long weekend, for foodie heaven over the Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend. 

Enjoy food big food markets and stalls, sample all the local produce, interactive demos and masterclasses with award-winning chefs, quirky dining events, beer and wine tasting, from around the country. Embraces all sectors of the food community from artisan producers to restaurateurs.  

Visit for more information and to see previous festivals. 



Kilkenny Tradfest


St. Patrick's Day is such a fun day for family friends, and why not enjoy it in Kilkenny? As well as the traditional St. Patrick's Day Parade, enjoy all the Trad fest has to offer, with program of events with workshops, masterclasses. Theres something for everyone to enjoy! 


Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival


There’s a mixture of old and new actsall styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to Cajun, folk, blues and beyondSmithwicks Roots festival has been thriving since 1998. If you would like any more information, please visit 


Kilkenomics Festival


Europe's first economics festival. This festival runs in November and brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts, and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest stand-up comedians. 

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Kilkenny Arts Festival  


For almost 50 years, Kilkenny Arts Festival has been one of the leading festivals in Ireland, celebrated for its effortless blend of tradition and innovation, and for its electrifying range of events, staged in some of the country’s loveliest venues.