A huge thank you to everyone involved in Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014! Together, our artists, audiences and supporters helped create a host of unforgettable experiences over ten magical days and nights. A special word of thanks to the Arts Council - our core funder for the last 41 years - and our other principal public funders, Fáilte Ireland and Kilkenny County Council. As our extraordinary artists take their leave and the Festival team catches up on sleep, here are some highlights to remember for a long time...


Irish Times (Michael Dervan): "Expect Downes's Beethoven Quest to be an event that music lovers will be talking about for years to come."

Irish Examiner: "Kilkenny this year was a festival of major coups... It was part session, part jam, part hoedown, and part hot club de Kilkenny. Utterly thrilling and inspiring".

Irish Times (Aidan Dunne): "The scale and ambition of the programme would have been unimaginable 41 years ago. But while music rules, the visual arts strand is much more than an afterthought."

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