One of Ireland’s favourite food festivals, Savour Kilkenny marks the end of autumn in the stunning setting of Kilkenny’s Medieval city, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.  

Taking place over the October bank holiday weekend each year, the event celebrates the produce, food and culture of Kilkenny and the surrounding rich pasturelands.

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.

Picture depicting Savour Kilkenny Food Festival. With Kilkenny Castle in the background, a large white marquee to the left of the frame and stalls in a range of colours on the right. The centre front of the picture shows the street with crowds of people and flags of multiple colours lining the street.
Established in 2008 Savour Kilkenny is now in its 15th year. Growing in size each year, the festival welcomed over 50,000 people in 2022. 

Each year the festival presents an exciting and innovative programme of events showcasing the very best of local and Irish products, chefs and culinary ideas and discusses topical food issues of the day from farming to sustainability and food security.
Visitors can expect some really special dining events in local restaurants, a 100+ stall market, lively food industry debates, cooking demonstrations, workshops and more! 

Savour Kilkenny 2023 promises to bring visitors on a journey of discovery and taste that will truly awaken the senses!
Bígí Linn