Thanks to all 57,000 of you who joined us in Kilkenny this October Bank Holiday weekend for the 15th Savour Kilkenny Food Festival!  We hope you enjoyed sipping and savouring your way through the market and dining events and picked up some tips and tricks at our cookery demos and talks. 

A very special thanks to our Funders, Sponsors, Partners and Friends. Without whom this festival wouldn’t be possible. We appreciate your continued support. Míle buíochas! 

We are grateful to all our partners, speakers and Chefs who took part in this years festival. The 2023 cookery demo line-up was brimming with top talent, rising stars and festival favourites including: Darina Allen,  Rory O’Connell, Rachel Allen, Derval O’Rourke, Kevin Dundon, Edward Hayden, Anne Neary, Jess Murphy, Conor Spacey, Arun Kapil, Nathalie Lennon, Catherine O’Keeffe, Jeeny Maltese, Orla McAndrew, Maria Harte, Caomhán De Brí plus lots more! Check out our Recipe section to recreate your favourite dishes from Savour Chef’s past and present.  

If you didn’t make it to this years festival, don’t worry, Kilkenny has fantastic food all year round! Check out our Dine Out section for ideas on where to try next! Or better still, start planning your visit to Savour Kilkenny 2024! 

Savour Kilkenny is an annual food festival that takes place on the October Bank Holiday weekend in Kilkenny, Ireland. The festival features a 100 Stall Market, Cookery Demos by top chefs and Dining Events for every taste

Dining events typically begin on the Thursday or Friday, with the Savour Market, Cookery Demos, Talks & Family Entertainment taking place on Saturday and Sunday. For the last two years Bank Holiday Monday has played host to Madra MondayEntry to the Savour Market, Cookery Demos and talks are free! Dining events and special events are individually priced.

One of Ireland’s favourite food festivals, Savour Kilkenny marks the end of autumn and is held in the stunning setting of Kilkenny’s Medieval city, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.  Known for its diversity and quality of food producers, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and cafés, Kilkenny is home to some of Ireland’s and Europe’s best food.

Showcasing the very best of Kilkenny and Irish produce, chefs and culinary ideas, Savour Kilkenny brings visitors on a journey of discovery and taste that will truly awaken the senses. The perfect foodie weekend away or day trip with the family. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss! 

Follow us @SavourKilkenny for delicious content and the latest news and announcements. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2024!