Kilkenny Arts Festival Giveaways!

Kilkenny Arts Festival Giveaways!

We are delighted to partner with Kilkenny Arts Festival to give you the opportunity to win dinner for two plus a bottle of wine in Anocht and two tickets to the opening night of the renowned Counting Sheep performance AND Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band Wednesday 16th.

Kilkenny Arts Festival, which takes place 11-20 August 2017 is always one of the most exciting weeks on our calendar. As always we are delighted to announce we are open every night of the festival (excluding Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th).  With an unmistakeable buzz and an unmissable programme of artistic events this year promises to be better than ever.  Don’t miss the fantastic exhibitions happening around us in the Castle Yard including:

Hi! Fashion:     Hi! Fashion at the National Craft Gallery presents stunningly crafted garments and accessories from Japan and Ireland, exploring the visual correlations and contrasts between designers on the two islands. The exhibition showcases garments from across the decades,  and features the work of internationally renowned Irish designers including John Rocha and Japanese designers include Kansai Yamamoto, designer of David Bowie’s costumes during the 1970s; milliner Maiko Takeda and Issey Miyake. Everyday, free admission.



Community Craft Workshops: I (she) was here:      Learn Limerick Lace stitches and embellishment techniques with designer maker Ruth Duignan to create a textile installation in Castle Yard, considering the often anonymous role woman play in the fashion and craft industry. Admission free but ticketed. Building on work created in the Community Craft Workshops, join designer- maker Ruth Duignan to stitch, sew and embellish textile silhouettes inspired by the Hi! Fashion exhibit creating a community installation in Castle Yard. Drop-in to take part. Fri Aug 11 10.30pm – 1.30pm, 2pm-5pm.


Other Highlights:

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band:      It’s almost 20 years since Eliza Carthy (daughter of folk legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson) burst onto the scene with her songwriting prowess, dynamic fiddle-playing and irreverent approach to traditional songs.  Their album, Big Machine, earned rave reviews earlier this year for its seamless mix of genres and styles, and in their first Irish appearance Carthy brings the band to St Canice’s for a thrilling evening of full-blooded musicianship and outstanding songcraft. Wednesday 16 August 8pm St Canice’s Cathedral. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for this show on our Facebook page!


With such a dynamic Festival Programme there is certainly something for everyone and we recommend that you book yours without delay to avoid disappointment. We are taking bookings for dinner every night of the festival, so please call us on 05677 22118 to reserve your table.

To enter our Arts Festival competition, pop over to our Facebook page, or Instagram.

Check out the full programme details and book your tickets at

View our current menus here. We are open EVERY NIGHT of the festival (exluding Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th).


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