December 9, 2023

Plan for exciting new outdoor music venue in Kilkenny

Kilkenny County Council is considering plans for a new outdoor music venue in the city.

Under the scheme, the local authority would also invest in “street furniture” to maximise use of outdoor facilities in the city and county.

The mooted new outdoor performance space would be located beside the Watergate Theatre.

Council leader and musician Cllr Andrew McGuinness said the experience of the pandemic highlights the need for schemes such as these.

Cllr McGuinness told KCKR: “I’ve said it time and time again, but Covid-19 and the restrictions and lockdown have all shown us how important our outdoor spaces are, and how important it is for us all to get out and exercise and to enjoy what we have here in Kilkenny, for our own physical and mental wellbeing.

“One of those things that was part of the proposals was an outdoor performance space in the area beside the Watergate Theatre, and I think it would be an absolutely fantastic addition to the offering here in the city.”

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