October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kilkenny Castle
The Parade

OPW Kilkenny Castle is once again delighted to collaborate with Savour Kilkenny.

Savour Kilkenny is now one of Ireland’s leading food festivals. Heading into this year’s 13th annual festival, the event celebrates the produce and food culture of the surrounding rich pastureland, home to some of Ireland and Europe’s best food. While the produce of its dairy and meat sector are internationally renowned, the festival celebrates local artisan products and a vibrant local restaurant and café culture which has seen the area become a leading food destination.

See www.savourkilkenny.com for information on all the events happening throughout the city and county.

See below for the events that are being hosted by Kilkenny Castle:



Tuesday 22nd : 12.30pm – 5pm
Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
PRICE: €10
Savour Kilkenny and the Local Enterprise Office have joined forces to host this special event for anyone interested in starting a food business. Learn from guest speakers James Burke, Ireland’s leading advisor in the food sector, Helen Gee of G’s Gourmet Jams, award-winning live yoghurt producer, Nicholas Dunne of Killowen Farm and Margaret Hoctor of Killmullen Lamb.
There will also be Q&A’s and group mentoring sessions with speakers.




Saturday 26th : 9.30am – 11 am
Kilkenny Castle Park
Tickets: Free of Charge to all Park Runners
To Book: A slot with  Jackie – Text (087) 7112046 and to book a slot with Laura Text (086) 121 2412

Parkrun started back in 2004 and is now an international family of over 3 million parkrunners.Every Saturday Kilkenny people and visitors gather to do the 5km park run around the stunning grounds of Kilkenny Castle Park.Parkrun runners are in for a special treat during Savour Kilkenny as local gurus, Jackie Varley (Optimal Health) and Laura Langton (Athletic Therapist) join forces to give valuable and practical advice to park runners. Jackie will provide one-to-one practical advice on diet and running for an optimum 5km run, while Laura will do one-to-one chats with runners and provide advice on pre and post-run injury prevention. Suitable for participants of all abilities.



Saturday 26th : 10am – 4pm
Kilkenny Castle Park
PRICE : €89
Kilkenny Castle Park (Meet at The Parade Tower)

Ticket includes:  All classes & activities | Lunch in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle | Refreshments | Amazing Goodie Bags!

Kathryn Thomas and her Pure Results Team are bringing their amazing 1 Day Fit Fix event to Savour Kilkenny this year. Join the team for a day of fun, food and fitness all in the backdrop of Kilkenny Castle!

The day kicks off with a HIIT class from ex Irish Rugby player Megan Williams and the rest of the day will include some of our favourite classes such as Boxercise, Bands & Bells.

We will also have some fantastic food and nutritional demonstrations and advice plus many more surprises!With all the tips to keep you on track, it might just take one day to open the door that has been holding you back…why not give it a go?



Sunday 27th : 1pm & 3pm
Marquee in Castle Park

PRICE: €7 /kid and 1 Adult Free

Show is 40 minutes in length with pre-show interaction. Bring a cushion as seating not provided.

Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece! She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet; he has prepared an uncompromising display of mayhem. She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first… her tutu or his toupee! Join Ballet Poulet for a quirky, colourful and flamboyant afternoon that the whole family will enjoy.




Saturday 26th | Sunday 27th : 12pm–4pm
The Parade & Castle Park
Tickets: Free of Charge. Booking: No booking necessary
Join ‘Déise Medieval’ in their tented village and meet some real Vikings. Experience the daily life and crafts practised by our ancestors in an early Viking settlement, with period tents full of homely furniture and household goods, food displays, and authentic cooking over open fires. There will be battles featuring the traditional ‘shield-wall’ and demonstrations of various types of combat.




Sunday 27th : 10am – 3pm
The Parade Tower
PRICE: €15 + bkg

Introduce your child to the joy of sewing with self-taught sewing enthusiast Michelle Brady, who’ll share her tips on a lifelong and rewarding skill that has SEW many benefits!

Workshop 1:  10am – 12pm

Yummy Doughnut Bunting – Sew a mix of brightly coloured doughnuts accessorised with all the toppings attach to a ribbon to create a strip of fun bunting to decorate your room.
Workshop 2: 1pm – 3pm
Cheeky Fabric Chicken – Make and sew an incredibly cute stuffed chicken, a new friend with oodles of personality.
An eggcellent addition to any home!