February 27, 2024
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CULTURE NIGHT 2019: Your guide to all the best events happening around Kilkenny city and county


KILKENNY prides itself on its Culture and Arts as much as its hurling and tonight will host many amazing events throughout the city and county for Culture Night 2019 and remember all the events are free.

Everything from spoken word and music to unguided tours, printing and visual design, exhibitions and archeology will be on offer to the public this evening.


Blackstack Studios will allow visitors screenprint by hand their own bag returning later in the evening to pick it up. The bags will be printed in yellow & black to present Kilkenny colours. Opened from 5pm to 8.30pm at the Castle Yard

Rhyme Rag Ensemble a group of young County Kilkenny writers aged 13 to 18 will perform an intimate 30-minute performance of a selection of their poetry from 7pm at the Watergate Theatre.

Kilkenny Castle will be hosting after hours and self-guided free tours from 6pm to 9pm

The Choir of St Canice’s Cathedral will be opening the doors to their regular Friday evening rehearsal at the Cathedral’s library from 7pm

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and guests will present Comhaltas Croabh Osraí a colourful and exciting traditional show of Irish music, song, dance and storytelling at 2 St Mary’s Lane from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Other events are being held at:

City Library  – readings with Niamh Boyce from 6.30pm

Medieval Mile Museum – 3 lives, 3 deaths, one life unlived – Free exhibition between 5pm and 7pm

National Design and Craft Gallery – Festival of Collaborative Creativity at the Castle Yard from 5pm

Rollercoaster Records Music night at Cleere’s Bar from 9pm

Open Circle Arts presents ALTARation at the Castle Yard from 5pm

The Butler Gallery –  late-night viewing of Amy Cutler: Colloquies until 9pm

An evening of music, prose and poetry in the headquarters of The Heritage Council on Church Lane from 8pm – 9pm

Storytelling and film screenings at the Watergate Theatre from 4pm – 10pm



KCAT Arts Centre with Core Creations will lead an Inclusive Circus workshop from 6pm-9pm in their centre at Mill Lane


Clough Writers celebrates their local community in Clogh and Moneenroe through words, dance, music and song, involving collaboration between Clogh Writers and local and visiting creative artists, including the launch of a cd and screening of the film – The Last Miner.

All takes place in Moneenroe Hall, Moneenroe, Castlecomer from 7.30pm


The Funky Kids Club and Graiguenamanagh Festivals Committee present an evening of making, crafting, creating, music and fun at the Barrow Valley Activities Hub, Graignamanagh from 4pm to 5.30pm


The TADA Theatre wants to breathe life into smelly old socks and create beautiful puppet shows with them. It all happens at Thomastown Community Centre, Thomastown from 5pm until 7.45pm




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