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Entertainment in Kilkenny - Weekly Gig and Event Guide

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  • Gig Guide (scroll down to see)

(September 2014) Kilkenny City has been named as Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2014, beating competition from 849 towns and villages, rte.ie/news

(Autumn 2014) Artisan Kilkenny - Renowned as the 'Craft Capital of Ireland' and with a thriving food scene, Kilkenny is bursting with exceptional artisan experiences. Our Artisan Kilkenny page features great artisan craft and food experiences to help you get the most out of your visit to Kilkenny, visitkilkenny.ie/artisan_kilkenny

 


Recent Articles

  • Campagne (The Arches, Gas House Lane) and Lady Helen (at the Mount Juliet Hotel) have been awarded a Michelin star. Off the 9 Michelin Star restaurants in Ireland, 2 are in County Kilkenny!  (thejournal.ie)
  • Kilkenny’s reputation as a culinary destination is growing.... (irishtimes.com, February 2014)
  • Kilkenny voted Irelands Top Tourism Town for 2013 by Failte Ireland who are Ireland's main tourism body, (failteireland.ie)
  • Kilkenny voted Cleanest Town in Ireland at end of 2013 by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) (visitkilkenny.ie)
  • Culture, Adventue and Great Food, (her.ie)

2014 Festivals

 

This Week's Musical / Theatre / Events

  • For up to date information on what is happening in Kilkenny City and County, see the twitter accounts @Kilkenny and @loveKilkenny.
  • Artisan Kilkenny - Renowned as the 'Craft Capital of Ireland' and with a thriving food scene, Kilkenny is bursting with exceptional artisan experiences. Our Artisan Kilkenny page features great artisan craft and food experiences to help you get the most out of your visit to Kilkenny, visitkilkenny.ie/artisan_kilkenny
  • First Week of Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny - open from Thursday 31st July - access from Parliment Street - 10am to 6pm daily, €12/9.50/7 - This multi-sensory and interactive experience will take visitors on a journey through the medieval origins of brewing on the site of the St. Francis Abbey Brewery to the arrival of John Smithwick in the 1700’s, and right up to the present day.  The tour includes a life-size holographic monk and living portraits of the Smithwick’s family members.  During the tour, the Smithwick’s brewing process will be brought to life with visitors having the opportunity to experience the smells, tastes and textures of the raw materials involved in creating the perfect pint of ale. French, German, Spanish and Italian speaking visitors will be offered an audio guide to take them through the tour, which lasts approximately 70 minutes
  • Theatre: The Matchmaker (starring Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy) - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th October - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 8pm, €20/18 - see the Watergate Theatre section below for more information
  • Family Lantern Making for Parents and Kids aged 6yrs+ - Thursday 9th October - Ferrybank Library, Ferrybank - 3.15pm, €2 - Design and make your own colourful lantern. All materials provided, kclr96fm.com/events/
  • Songwriters In The Round ft. Ultan Conlon, Clive Barnes, Mike Ryan (New Blue Sue) & Jimmy Trigger (We Are The Riot/Switchpin) - Thursday 9th October - Hole In The Wall, High St - 8.30pm, €5 - In the beautiful, intimate and historical setting of Hole in the Wall, four songwriters will give an insight into the writing of the songs they perform. Music fans and fellow songwriters, please join us for a very special evening hosted by Martin Bridgeman, facebook.com/events
  • Concert: Gavin James - Thursday 9th October - Set Theatre, John St - 8.30pm, €11 - Twenty two year old Dubliner singer songwriter, Gavin kicked off 2013 with two No.1 EP in Ireland followed by winning The Irish Choice Music Prize Award for ‘Song Of The Year’. His rise and development in his home market, has gained him sell out headline dates across Ireland and support tours with acts such as Marina & the Diamonds, Ingrid Michaelson, Kodaline, Nouvelle Vague, Beth Orton, Lianne La Havas. Earlier this summer he supported James Blunt on his sold out stadium tour across Europe and has recently return from his first US headline tour dates, set.ie
  • Lunchtime Bite Lecture - Friday 10th October - St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road - 1pm, €5 - Cóilín O’Drisceoil discussing "Funerary Monuments at St Mary’s Church Kilkenny". Admission fee applies includes light refreshments, facebook.com
  • Concert: Back to Broadway - Friday 10th October - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 8pm, €20/18 - see the Watergate Theatre section below for more information.
  • Concert: GlowInTheDark (Superstar EDM DJ & Producer Duo) - Friday 10th October - The Hub at Cillin Hill, Dublin Road - 8pm, €20 - Privilege Teen Events brings you supestar EDM DJ & Producer Duo GlowInTheDark. The event is for 2nd Years and up only. Non-Alcoholic Event. Support from Ireland's No.1 club DJ Frank Jez, top mashup DJ Darren Purz and Ireland's No.1 MC Muzzy G. Special Guests include Facebook and YouTube sensations James Donnelly & Cian Twomey. You can get selfies with the guys at the selfie stage. Free UV facepaint and flashing LED tubes!! €1 of every ticket goes towards teenline.ie, thehubkilkenny.ie
  • Concert: The Riptide Movement - Friday 10th October - Set Theatre, John St - 9.30pm, €16 - The Riptide Movement's 3rd studio album 'Getting Through' went straight in at number 1 in the Irish albums chart on the 1st week of its release in April 2014. You may have heard the Dublin rockers smash hit single 'All Works Out' all over Irish radio or on the new Discover Ireland advert, the official video starring Amy Huberman has gone viral on YouTube, set.ie
  • Kilkenny FREE Day - Saturday 11th October - at various venues across Kilkenny City and County - Kilkenny Tourism are delighted to invite you to Kilkenny FREE Day where buildings all over Kilkenny City and County will open for FREE throughout the day giving people the chance to enjoy visiting some of Kilkenny’s finest tourism attractions and to take tours of Kilkenny buildings not always open to the public. There will be something for people of all ages including access to Kilkenny Activity Centre, Reptile Village, an activity filled Open Day at Rothe House, guided tours of Smithwick’s Experience, Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Watergate Theatre and St. Canice’s Cathedral and a rare look inside Kilkenny’s Fire Stations, visitkilkenny.ie/kilkenny_day
  • Craft: Family Day - Fusion Sculptures - Saturday 11th October - National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard - 10.30am & 12pm - Join for a fun Family Day inspired by glass artist Karen Donnellan where we will be trying our hand at creating fun fusion sculptures from a wide range of crafty materials. To book email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie or call 056 779651, nationalcraftgallery.ie
  • Blow A Glass Bubble Workshop - Saturday 11th October - Jerpoint Glass, Stoneyford, Co.Kilkenny - 1pm to 3pm, Free - Can you beat the record and blow a glass bubble bigger than 34cm at our glassblowing workshop for Kilkenny FREE Day? The ‘Blow a Glass Bubble’ workshop will be facilitated by Master Glassblower Rory Leadbetter and is suitable for both adults and children. Rory will lead the participants through the techniques involved in taking a gather from the furnace, controlling the blowing iron and blowing a glass bubble. Each ‘Blow a Glass Bubble’ session will last between 10 and 15 minutes. The event is free but booking is essential!, jerpointglass.com
  • Theatre: Barnstorm Theatre present "Monday's Child" - Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th October - The Barn, Church Lane - 2.30pm & 4pm, €6 - Award-winning children's theatre company Barnstorm presents Monday’s Child, a simple poetic story of the unique bond between an old woman and a little girl. This sensitive, imaginative yet funny story explores how we make and store memories as we grow up and discover the world; how these shape who we are, and how they help us meet the challenges of growing old. Written by award-winning writer Brendan Murray, Monday’s Child has been made especially for children aged 4+ years and their families, visitkilkenny.ie/culture
  • Concert - Kerbdog (In Store Show to celebrate new live album) - Saturday 11th October - Rollercoaster Records, Kieran St - 4.30pm - Legendary Kilkenny band Kerbdog plan to celebrate the release of their new album with a in-store show in Kilkenny. Will be only one of 2 shows in Ireland this year, facebook.com/events

Kerbdog celebrate live album launch with In-Store show at Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny on Saturday 11th October

  • Theatre: Pemberley Productions and The Lime Tree Theatre present "In Acting Shakespeare" - Saturday 11th October - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 8pm, €20/16 - see the Watergate Theatre section below for more information
  • Concert: Camerata Kilkenny - Saturday 11th October - Castalia Hall in Ballytobin, Callan, Co.Kilkenny - 8pm - Founded by the Irish international harpsichordist and organist Malcolm Proud and the Swiss violinist Maya Homburger, Camerata Kilkenny is a period instrument group specialising in the performance of Baroque music. Many of its programmes combine 17th and 18th century music with the works of contemporary composers. It consists of artists from Ireland with guest renowned artists from further afield - Lenneke Ruiten, Wilbert Hazelzet (the Netherlands), Thomas Demenga (Switzerland), Calmus Ensemble (Leipzig), cameratakilkenny.
  • Concert: We Cut Corners [support: Neon Wolf / Jennifer Evans] - Saturday 11th October - Set Theatre, John St - 8.30pm, €5 - We Cut Corners write short songs on drums and guitar, eschewing the blues-rock stylings beloved of other two-pieces in favour of lyrically dextrous, start-stop/rock-pop. They recently released an album this year titled "Think Nothing", ixed by renowned producer Ben Hillier, who has worked with Blur, Depeche Mode, The Horrors and Elbow amongst others, set.
  • Wedding Afternoon at Kilkenny River Court Hotel - Sunday 12th October - River Court Hotel, John St - 1pm to 5pm - We are hosting our Autumn Wedding Afternoon for all you newly engaged couples to come and view the Hotel for yourselves. View the Ballroom fully set for a wedding day, meet with the wedding team to discuss your dream wedding day, sample our wedding cuisine, plus lots more on the day! On the day, enter our draw to win a weekend for two in our sister hotel the 4* Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin plus lots more, rivercourthotel.com
  • Wedding Afternoon at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel - Sunday 12th October - Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St - 2pm to 5pm - Come and see the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, perfectly set for your Wedding Day. Meet their wedding planner Louise Hilliard for the perfect chance to view the newly refurbished Kings Ballroom, Lobby & Castle Lounge & to discuss ideas for your Big Day, kilkennyormonde.com
  • Talk: "Celebratiing Traditional Field Gates" - Sunday 12th October - Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny - 2pm to 6pm - The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council invites you to an afternoon of events celebrating the traditional farm gates, at Castlecomer Discovery Park. These gates are a disappearing part of our farming and landscape heritage. The event will be of interest to landowners, farmers and anyone with an interest in our rural heritage. It will include an exhibition of farm gates; advice on the care and conservation of traditional gates; blacksmithing demonstrations; launch of the booklet "The Vernacular Forged Wrought Iron Gate"; talks; screening of films. This event is kindly supported by Teagasc and the Heritage Council, kilkennycoco.ie

Talk on Traditional Field Gates at Castlecomer Discovery Park on Sunday 12th October

  • Live Music: St Canice's Cathedral Choir with Malcolm Proud - Sunday 12th October - St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road - 4pm - Come and see the St Canice's Cathedral Choir singing for the annual patronal evensong directed by David Forde with Cathedral Organist Malcolm Proud, facebook.com
  • Concert: Marty Walsh Entertainments presents "Dolly Parton: The Songs, The Story" ft.Heidi McCaffrey - Sunday 12th October - Set Theatre, John St - 7.30pm, €20 - This is a fascinating story, which captures the achievements of this incredible woman, who created and performed some of the greatest and most instantly recognisable songs ever produced. In singing the songs and telling the story of Dolly Parton, Heidi highlights Dolly’s life with sincerity and conviction, and performs a truly magnificent interpretation of all the classic songs of the living legend that is Dolly Parton, set.ie
  • Theatre: Jonathan Hacker and Dracula - Sunday 12th October - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 8pm, €20/16 - see the Watergate Theatre section below for more information
  • Live Music: Pat Byrne - Sunday 12th October - Kyteler Inn, Kieran St - 9.30pm - Winning a TV talent show can be a poisoned chalice for some people, but since being crowned The Voice Of Ireland in April 2012, it's been one magical moment after another for Pat Byrne whose debut "All Or Nothing" was released at the end of 2012.

Upcoming Events at Set Theatre in Kilkenny

 

Set Theatre Kilkenny

Set Theatre in Kilkenny

 

Kilkenny Castle Events

  • The 'Decius Mus' Tapestries have returned to the Castle. The Tapestries are among the great glories of the wonderful historic Ormonde Collection at Kilkenny Castle. The 'Decius' suite had been in the ownership of the Ormonde family for over 300 years and was displayed in several of their residences before being acquired by OPW for display in Kilkenny Castle. It forms a highlight of the Ormonde Collection in the Tapestry Room and fabulous Picture Gallery - one of the finest historic and architectural spaces in Ireland, kilkennycastle.ie
  • Concert: Karin Leitner (Flute) & Eoin O'Callaghan (Piano) - Friday 31st October - Picture Gallery at Kilkenny Castle - 1.15pm, free - OPW Kilkenny Castle is very pleased to present a Lunchtime Concert in the Picture Gallery, Cinema Paradiso, with Karin Leitner (Flute) and Eoin O'Callaghan (Piano). Booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited, kilkennycastle.ie
  • Orienteering Course - Following the December launch of the new permanent Orienteering Course at Kilkenny Castle Park, OPW is delighted to announce that three maps, Short (1.8km), Medium (2.4km) and Long (3.5km) distances, are now available to download for free on the Kilkenny Castle Website. The orienteering course is open to all, families, individuals, clubs, schools and what an amazing way to explore the flora and fauna of Kilkenny Castle Park whilst enjoying the exercise in beautiful surroundings.  There is also a small area of the Canal Walk involved in the courses, kilkennycastle.ie
  • PDF's of the Orienteering Course at Kilkenny Castle - PDF of Long Course. / PDF of Medium Course. / PDF of Short Course.

 

Watergate Theatre (on Parliment Street) - Upcoming Shows

  • Theatre: The Matchmaker (starring Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy) - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th October - 8pm, €20/18 - One of Ireland’s greatest comedic talents Jon Kenny comes together with legendary Irish actor Mary McEvoy in a revival of Michael Scott’s iconic production of The Matchmaker. John B. Keane’s hilarious play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses The Matchmaker as an exploration of rural loneliness, watergatetheatre.com
  • Concert: Back to Broadway - Friday 10th October - 8pm, €20/18 - Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals! Now in its 3rd successful year, Back To Broadway returns with a stunning new show for 2014. All the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest musicals are showcased in a spellbinding and captivating stage spectacular! Be enthralled by the unforgettable ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables, the glitz and glamour of Copacabana, the uplifting ‘Time Of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing and the fantastic ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked: just some of the timeless showstoppers performed live on stage by some of the country’s finest performers currently touring the UK, watergatetheatre.com
  • Theatre: Pemberley Productions and The Lime Tree Theatre present "In Acting Shakespeare" - Saturday 11th October - 8pm, €20/16 - Written by and Starring James DeVita, freely adapted from Sir Ian McKellen’s Acting Shakespeare. On tour from the USA and direct from Off-Broadway comes the funny, touching and uplifting story of one man’s discovery of Shakespeare, acting and language. James DeVita’s fun, fervent tribute to his journey with the world’s greatest poet deftly weaves Shakespeare’s life with reminiscences of James’ own days on a Long Island fishing boat (and nights as a classical actor). Special School Group Rate of €12, watergatetheatre.com
  • Theatre: Jonathan Hacker and Dracula - Sunday 12th October - 8pm, €20/16 - This new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic masterpiece on vampirism, sees Gerard McCarthy (The Fall, Vikings, Hollyoaks) playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the greatest supernatural character of all time: Dracula. Using multiple cameras, backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, this solo tour de force will make audiences scream. Featuring Kym Marsh (Coronation Street), Rachel Tucker and  Jayne Wisener  in pre-filmed cameo appearances as The Brides Of Dracula, watergatetheatre.com

 

Events for Kids

 


Gig in Ryan's Bar Kilkenny

By night Kilkenny comes alive as visitors and locals alike enjoy the city's vibrant cultural and entertainment life. The city offers an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan designer bars, and traditional old style hostelries. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a meal in one of the many restaurants throughout Kilkenny? Live music and theatre takes place throughout the week, so whether your taste is for dance music, poetry, theatre or rock! - Kilkenny has something to offer you.

Weekly Gig Listings are courtesy of Edwina Grace at the Kilkenny People Newpaper. If you want to publicise events or gigs you can contact Edwina at EdwinaGrace@hotmail.com

You can also follow daily updates via Twitter @kilkenny or on our FaceBook page Kilkenny Tourism Facebook

Full listing of what's happening in Kilkenny in the week starting Thursday 9th October until Wednesday 15th October 2014

Thursday 9th October

Family Lantern Making for parents and kids aged 6yrs +, Ferrybank Library, 3.15pm, kclr96fm.com/events
Live Music: Trad Session with Adrian & Donie Cashin from Wrong Direction, The Field, High St, 5pm - 7.30pm
Live Music: Trad Session, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6pm
Live Music: Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Theatre: The Matchmaker (starring Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy), Watergate Theatre, Parliment St, 8pm, €20/18, watergatetheatre.com
Concert: Gavin James, Set Theatre, John St, 8.30pm, €11, set.ie
Concert: Songwriters In The Round ft. Ultan Conlon, Clive Barnes, Mike Ryan & Jimmy Trigger, Hole In The Wall, High St, 8.30pm, €5, facebook.com/events
Live Music: O'Ceallaigh's Bar, Parliment St, 8.30pm
Live Music: Raglan Rogues - Trad & Ballad, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 8.30pm
Bingo at Gowran Parish Parochial Hall, 8.30pm
Live Music: Irish Music, Marble City Bar, High St
Live Music: Trad Session, Brewery Corner, Parliment St, 9pm
Live Music: Stephen Murphy, Dylan Whiskey Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music: Seattle, The Field, High St, 9pm
Live Music & Dancing: Cu Chulainn with Irish Dancers, Lanigan's, Rose Inn St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad by Mick Leech, Paris Texas, High St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad Music, The Metropole, High St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Trad Music with Heebee Geebees & Friends, Ryan's, Friary St, 9.30pm
Entertainment: Big John’s Krazy Karaoke & Fun Night, Biddy Early’s, John St, 9.30pm
Live Music: John Hogan, Tynan's Bridge House Bar, Johns Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: The Pumphouse, Parliment St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Pete Fagan, Matt the Millers, John St, 9.30pm
Pegasus Nightclub & Langton's Nightclub, John St, 11pm

Friday 10th October

Lunchtime Bite lecture by Cóilín O’Drisceoil discussing "Funerary Monuments at St Mary’s Church Kilkenny", St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road, 1pm, €5, facebook.com
Book Signing by John McCormack ('The Children Of Mary'), Stone House Books, Kieran St, 3pm
Live Music: Trad Session with Adrian & Donie Cashin from Wrong Direction, The Field, High St, 5pm - 7.30pm
Live Music: Trad by Mick Leech, Paris Texas, High St, 6pm - 8pm
Live Music: Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Concert: GlowInTheDark (Superstar EDM DJ & Producer Duo), The Hub at Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, 8pm, €20, thehubkilkenny.ie
Concert: Back to Broadway, Watergate Theatre, Parliment St, 8pm, €20/18, watergatetheatre.com
Fashion Show Extravaganza in aid of Breat Cancer awarenes, Community Hall in Mullinavat, 8pm, €15, kclr96fm.com/events
Live Music: Trad Music session (musicians welcome), Bollard’s Bar, Kieran St, 8pm - 10pm
Quiz: Table Quiz in aid of PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland, Cleeres, Parliment St, €20 for 4, kclr96fm.com/events
Live Music: Acoustic Folk Ballad & Blues Set from Philip Coulter, Dylan Whisky Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music + Dancing: Dance Hall Revival Night with live music from The Uptown Band, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 9pm, free
Live Music: An Poc Fada, Rose Inn St
Live Music: Boom, Bust and Bailout, Billy Byrnes, John St
Live Music: Divil the Bit, Lanigans, Rose Inn St, 9pm
Live Music: Kevin and Eugene (greatest hits from the 50's - 00's), Tynan's Bridge House Bar, Johns Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: Paris Texas, High St, 9.30pm
Live Music: The Blues Club featuring many musicians, Cleeres, Parliment St, 9.30pm
Concert: The Riptide Movement, Set Theatre, John St, 9.30pm, €16, set.ie
Live Music: The Ambassadors, Langtons Bar, John St, 10pm
Live Music: Live Rock Band, The Field, High St, 10pm
Live Music: The Acousticats - Trad & Ballad, Kyteler's Inn, Kieran St, 10pm
Live Music: Friday Session, Hole In The Wall, High St, 10pm
Live Music: Deuces Wild followed by DJ, Matt The Miller's, John St, 10pm
Live Muic: The Blues Ark, Ryan Bar, Friary St, 10pm
DJ's at Kyteler's Inn (DJ Matchstick Men(80's & 90's) & Biddy Early's (DJ SuperCoolTossyO'Toole) & Morrisons (DJ Ronan - Feel Good Friday) & Peagsus Nightclub & Billy Byrnes

Saturday 11th October

Kilkenny FREE Day - free entrance to buildings around the City & County including Kilkenny Castle, visitkilkenny.ie/kilkenny_day
Athletics: Kilkenny Park and Run, Kilkenny Castle Park, 9.30am, facebook.com/kilkennyparkrun
Bishop Michael Burrows leads complete tour of the Cathedral, St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road, 10am, €5, facebook.com
Craft: Family Day - Fusion Sculptures, National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, 10.30am & 12pm, nationalcraftgallery.ie
Craft: Blow A Glass Bubble Workshop at Jerpoint Glass, Stoneyford, Co.Kilkenny, 1pm - 3pm, free, jerpointglass.com
Theatre: Barnstorm Theatre present "Monday's Child" at The Barn, Church Lane, 2.30pm & 4pm, €6, visitkilkenny.ie/culture
The Bula Bus - Street Food Saturday, Billy Byrnes, John St, 4pm
Concert: Kerbdog (In Store Show to celebrate new live album), Rollercoaster Records, Kieran St, 4.30pm, facebook.com/events
Live Music: Paris Swing, Left Bank, Patrick St, 5pm
Live Music: Trad Session, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6pm
Live Music: Mighty Ghosts of Erin, Lanigan's, Rose Inn St, 7pm - 9pm
Magenta Ball in aid of charity with dinner, drinks, 4 course meal & live music, Hotel Kilkenny, College Rd, 7pm, €65/50, facebook.com/magentaball
Concert: Camerata Kilkenny, Castalia Hall in Ballytobin, Callan, Co.Kilkenny, 8pm, cameratakilkenny.com
Theatre: Pemberley Productions and The Lime Tree Theatre present "In Acting Shakespeare",Watergate Theatre, Parliment St, 8pm, €20/16, watergatetheatre.com
Live Music: Beer Garden Session with Abbey Folk, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 8pm
Live Music: Simon Phelan, The Field, High St, 8pm - 10pm
Concert: We Cut Corners [support: Neon Wolf / Jennifer Evans], Set Theatre, John St, 8.30pm, €5, set.ie
Live Music: Seamus Nugent, The Village Inn, Upper Patrick St
Live Music: The Metropole, High St
Live Music: Derek Collins, O'Donnell's Bar, Nore Tavern, Bennettsbridge (aid of charity), kclr96fm.com/events
Live Music: Kevin and Eugene (greatest hits from the 50's - 00's), Tynan's Bridge House Bar, Johns Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: The Field, High St, 10pm
Live Music: Roisin Dubh, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 10pm
Live Music: Club House Hotel, Patrick St, 10pm
Live Music: Home Rule Club, John's Quay, 10pm
Live Music: Rafter Dempsey's, Friary St, 10pm
Live Music: The Ben Reel Band, Ryan's, Friary St, 10.30pm
DJ's at Biddy Early’s (DJ Ob1) & Matt The Millers & Morrisons (DJ Paul K) & Brewery Corner & Lanigans & Billy Byrne's & Langtons Nightclub & Pegasus Nightclub & The Pumphouse & An Poc Fada & Marble City Bar (Over 25's Club) & Paris Texas & Set Theatre & The Field

Sunday 12th October

Wedding Afternoon at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, River Court Hotel, John St, 1pm - 5pm, rivercourthotel.com
Wedding Afternoon at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St, 2pm - 5pm, kilkennyormonde.com
Talk: "Celebratiing Traditional Field Gates", Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, 2pm - 6pm, kilkennycoco.ie
The Bula Bus - Street Food Sunday with live DJ, Billy Byrne's, John St, 4pm
Live Music: St Canice's Cathedral Choir with Malcolm Proud, St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road, 4pm, facebook.com
Live Music: Rusty Springs (Trad Folk/Roots), The Field, High St, 5pm
Live Music: Ryan's, Friary St, 6pm - 8pm
Live Music: Paris Texas, High St, 6pm - 8pm
Live Music: Live Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9pm
Live Music: Generation 5 (aka O'Dwyer Brothers), Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6.30pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Concert: Marty Walsh Entertainments presents "Dolly Parton: The Songs - The Story" ft. Heidi McCaffrey, Set Theatre, John St, 7.30pm, €20, set.ie
Theatre: Jonathan Hacker and Dracula, Watergate Theatre, Parliment St, 8pm, €20/16, watergatetheatre.com
Live Music: Brendan Lee, Carrolls Bar in Knocktopher
Live Music: Kevin and Eugene (greatest hits from the 50's - 00's), Dylan Whiskey Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music: The Kilkennys, Lanigans, Rose Inn St, 9pm
Live Music: Social Dancing with music from Finbar Denehy, Piltown GAA Complex, 9pm, €8
Live Music: Paschal and Seanie, Tynan's Bridge House Bar, John's Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: Wallop The Cat, Matt The Millers, John St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Tomas Jackman - Irish Songs & Ballads, Kyteler’s Inn, Kieran St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Pat Byrne, Kyteler Inn, Kieran St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Rockout with Loose Cannons followed by DJ, The Field, High St, 10pm
DJ's at Morrisons (DJ Mattie - Sunday Night Rock) & Kytelers Inn (DJ Vinnie Nolan) & Lanigans & Biddy Early's (DJ Gary) & The Field

Monday 13th October

Live Music: Trad Session with Adrian & Donie Cashin from Wrong Direction, The Field, High St, 5pm - 7.30pm
Live Music: Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Live Music: Irish Beats with Damien Walsh, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6.30pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Live Music: Raglan Rogues - Trad & Ballad, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 8.30pm
Live Music: Irish Music, Marble City Bar, High St
Chillout Monday's in the Garden with Soul, Jazz and Funk, Billy Byrnes, John St
Live Music & Dancing: Cu Chulainn with Irish Dancers, Lanigan's, Rose Inn St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad by Mick Leech, Paris Texas, High St, 9pm
Live Music: The Briars & late bar, The Field, High St, 9pm
Live Music: Stephen Murphy, Dylan Whiskey Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad Session, Cleere's, Parliment St, 9.30pm
Live Music: John Hogan, Tynan's Bridge House Bar, Johns Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: After Dark followed by DJ Eddie Hughes, Matt The Millers, John St, 10pm

Tuesday 14th October

Live Music: Trad Session with Adrian & Donie Cashin from Wrong Direction, The Field, High St, 5pm - 7.30pm
Live Music: Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9pm
Live Music: Irish Beats with Damien Walsh, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6.30pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Drink & Draw Event, Brewery Corner, Parliment St, 8pm
Bingo every Tuesday at Community Centre in Stoneyford, 8.30pm
Live Music: The Raglan Rogues, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 8.30pm
Live Music: Trad Session, O'Ceallaigh's Pub, Parliment St, 8.30pm
Live Music: Irish Music, Marble City Bar, High St
Live Music: Trad by Mick Leech, Paris Texas, High St, 9pm
Live Music: Kevin and Eugene (greatest hits from the 50's - 00's), Dylan Whiskey Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music: Hooly Night with music from Mighty Ghosts of Erin and irish dancing from Gerard Hayes(ex-Riverdance), Lanigan's, Rose Inn St, 9pm
Live Music: Kitchen Sessions, Shem's Bar, John St
Live Music: Rob Strong Band, The Field, High St, 9pm
Live Music: The Kilkennys, Matt the Millers, John St, 9.30pm
Langton's Nightclub & Bar, John St, 11.30pm

Wednesday 15th October

Live Music: Trad Session with Adrian & Donie Cashin from Wrong Direction, The Field, High St, 5pm - 7.30pm
Live Music: Live Trad and Ballad Session, Matt The Millers, John St, 6.30pm - 9pm
Live Music: Irelands Tunes and Tales, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 6.30pm
Live Music: Trad Music, Langtons, John St, 7pm
Kilkenny Fashion Week: Gala Fashion show featuring the best AW14 looks from Kilkenny fashion retailers, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Rd, 7pm
Live Music: Raglan Rogues - Trad & Ballad, Kytelers Inn, Kieran St, 8.30pm
Bingo at Piltown Community Centre & Danesfort Community Centre, 8.30pm
Movie Night: Billy Byrnes, John St, 8.30pm, free
Live Music: Rusty Springs (folk/trad/bluegrass), The Field, High St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad Night with Philip Donnelly, Dylan Whisky Bar, John St, 9pm
Live Music: Trad by Mick Leech, Paris Texas, High St, 9pm
Live Music: Wallop The Cat, Matt The Millers, John St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Paschal and Seanie, Tynan's Bridge House Bar, John's Bridge, 9.30pm
Live Music: The Pumphouse, Parliment St, 9.30pm
Live Music: Trad Session, Cleere's, Parliment St, 9.30pm

Exhibitions

  • "Resonance" by Karen Donnellan and Róisín de Buitléar, National Craft Gallery, until 27th October, visitkilkenny.ie/culture
  • Exhibition by Michelle J Mulhall, Upstairs Gallery at Watergate Theatre, until 31st October, kclr96fm.com/events
  • Coming Soon: "The Talking Earth" by Amy Walsh, Butler Gallery, from 18th October until 14th December, butlergallery.com

 

Film: Kilkenny Cineplex has a wide variety of films to suit all ages and interests on show at a number of times each day

This Week's Films (Thursday 9th October)

  • Gone Girl
  • A Walk Among The Tombstones
  • The Equalizer
  • Dracula Untold
  • Dolphin Tale
  • The Boxtrolls

Next Week's Films (Friday 10th October - Thursday 16th October)

  • Gone Girl
  • The Maze Runner
  • The Rewrite
  • Dracula Untold
  • The Boxtrolls [Friday, Saturday & Sunday only]
  • House of Magic [Friday, Saturday & Sunday only]
  • One Direction: Where We Are [Saturday & Sunday only]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Saturday & Sunday only]

View This Weeks Kilkenny Film Listings From Official Site at IMC Cinemas