Everything you need to plan your trip to savour

Taking place over the October Bank Holiday weekend, Savour Kilkenny is the ultimate foodie getaway! Where you’re looking for a weekend break or a family day out we have something for every taste! 

Dining events take place across the weekend beginning on Thursday 26th October. The Savour Market, Cookery Demos, Talks and Workshops are on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, centred around The Parade in Kilkenny City. Savour Monday sees the return of Madra Monday and a ReWilding workshop with Wildacres. 

Entry to The Parade to visit the Savour Market, Brewers & Distillers Marquee, Cookery Demos, Talks & Family Entertainment is free and un-ticketed. Dining events and workshops are individually priced and ticketed. All events and links to book can be found here

Below you can download the programme, an At A Glance day by day schedule and an overview of  getting to Kilkenny and parking. Please note road closures will be in operation on the weekend, which may affect your route. We can’t wait to welcome you to Kilkenny this October Bank Holiday weekend! 

Places to Stay

Kilkenny has an option for every budget with gorgeous hotels, practical hostels, delightful B&B’s and unique guesthouses and camping and glamping

How to get here

Located in the South East of the country, Kilkenny is never too far from where you land on our shores. Whether you’re coming by plane, boat or automobile we’re rarely more than 2 hours down the road. 

Fly in to any of these airports and rent a car to be in Kilkenny in less than 2 hours. Dublin (90mins via M9), Cork (<2hrs via M8), Shannon (<2hrs via M8) or Waterford (<1hr via M9). 

Sail to Dublin or Rosslare, and bring your car or rent one. Then Kilkenny is 90mins away from Rosslare Harbour and 100mins away from Dublin Port.  

Direct bus routes to the city from Dublin, Waterford, Carlow and Cork (via Waterford) are run by JJ Kavanaghs and Dublin Coach. With trains from Dublin and Waterford too. 

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