Dive deep into the rich tapestry of Kilkenny Arts Festival's history at the "Echoes of A Festival" exhibition. Open daily from 10am to 5pm at the Ormonde Cleaners on High Street, this immersive experience transports you back in time, remembering 50 remarkable years of artistic expression and cultural celebration in Kilkenny.
The exhibition includes a captivating audio-visual installation that weaves together personal recollections from festival-goers, organisers, and artists. Melding these intimate memories with archival newsreels and evocative footage from past performances, this installation offers a rare glimpse into the festival's legacy.
Traverse through five decades of creativity and design as you explore all 50 Kilkenny Arts Festival posters. Plus, dive deeper into the event’s history with direct links to our festival programmes from over the years.
Stroll through a nostalgic gallery featuring cherished newspaper clippings, private photos, and mementos from festivals of yesteryears. And as you bask in the nostalgia, we invite you to share your own slice of history on our Memories board. Pen down your unique festival memories and become an indelible part of our story.