There’s such a lot going on in Kilkenny in the period approaching Christmas.
Here are 5 Kilkenny Events Christmas 2018 brings to cheer you up.
Subtitle European Film Festival
Venue: Kilkenny City
Dates: 19th – 25th November 2018
The festival showcases European films with subtitles. You won’t find these in the Cinemaplexes and Omniplexes and if you are looking for some movie experience outside of the mainstream this is the festival for you.
This year’s festival features some great subtitled films from France, Germany Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Finland.
Check http://subtitlefest.com/2018/films for the full programme of events
Yulefest Kilkenny 2018
Venue: Kilkenny City
Dates: 30th November – 31st December 2018
Yulefest Kilkenny is a feast of festive events throughout County Kilkenny during the whole month of December.
Among the highlights are Bowl With Santa at KBowl Kilkenny in Macdonagh Junction Shopping Centre, A Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park, Festival of Light Castlecomer, Butler House Christmas Garden, Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival at St. Canice’s Cathedral, The Medieval Mile Run, The Nualas-Grand Slam at The Watergate Theatre, The Kilkenny Choir Christmas Concert at St. John’s Church, A Night with the Stars Christmas Cracker at The Springhill Court Hotel, Silent Night – Christmas Day 1914 at James Stephens Army Barracks, Finbar Furey at St. Canice’s Cathedral.
And that’s not all! There’s lots more. Check full programme and dates at https://yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/
The High Kings
Venue: Hotel Kilkenny
Dates: Sunday 9th December 2018
DECADE – Best of The High Kings has generated record sales at home and abroad.
The High Kings have been on the road with their DECADE World Tour since December 2017 they are delighted to be playing in Kilkenny as part of the tour. The High Kings are considered to be the flag bearers of the folk/ballad tradition which was once the domain of The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners.
The High Hopes Choir & Carlow Ukulele Players
Venue: The Medieval Mile Museum
Dates: Sunday 2nd December
The High Hopes Choir is made up of formerly homeless people who have gained confidence and respect from this project and many are no longer on the streets but are in employment or education.
Carlow Ukulele Players are a bunch of people who got together for fun in 2017 and have made a name forthemselves performing at numerous festivals.
All proceeds go to funding the High Hopes Choir.
A Country Christmas
Venue: Watergate Theatre
Dates: Wednesday 5th December
For all country music fans some of the big names play here.
Country stars appearing include:
Philomena Begley, Paddy O’ Brien, Trudi Lalor, TR Dallas, PJ Murrihy,
Marc Roberts and Ryan Turner Band.