Kilkenny Event Guide – What’s on in Kilkenny this June & July

June and July are really busy months in Kilkenny with tourists and locals both out and about enjoying the city.  For handiness we’ve put together a Kilkenny Event Guide to help you plan your next day or night out.

Scroll on for our top picks of what’s on in Kilkenny this month and next.

The Bredwinner Exhibition in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon, at the Butler Gallery runs until 29 July

The exhibition celebrates the Irish cinema release of Cartoon Saloon’s new feature film, The Breadwinner. It’s an interactive, multi-media exhibition that includes a diverse selection of original drawings by the studio team. Drawing and painting is at the core of the animation and the exhibition showcases exquisite watercolours, gouaches and pencil drawings. It provides an insight into Cartoon Saloon’s movie-making process.

Mary Coughlan, Watergate Theatre, 22 June 2018

Mary Coughlan, one of Ireland’s greatest female performers plays the Watergate Theatre on Friday, the 22 June. One to book sooner rather than later as it promises to be a sell out. Our early evening menu is available from 5pm to 6.30pm that evening, the perfect option for a pre-show dinner. For the full programme of events taking place in the Watergate, visit their website

St. Canice’s Cathedral Programme of Events

The month of July sees a full programme of events happening at St. Canice’s Cathedral including a lunchtime concert by Wichita Falls First United Methodist Church Choire and a an evening concert by Alexandria Singers. Full details of their programme is available on their website:

Ballykeeffe Amphithreatre, Summer Programme

Ballykeeffe Ampthitheatre has a full programme of events lined up this Summer, including one of Ireland’s most recognisable names Paul Brady who plays on 7 July.  A performance of Little Women will take place on 29 June and Celine Byrne and Ham Sandwich will also play in July. For full details visit there website:

We’re open for lunch for 12pm to 3pm and for dinner from 5pm each evening. For bookings, call us on +353 56 7761575 or email us at

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Kilkenny Event Guide – What’s on in Kilkenny this April and May

There is always something to do in Kilkenny both day and night. We’ve put together a short event guide for what’s happening in the city over the next month or so to help you plan your next day or night out. We’re open for dinner from 5pm each evenings for anyone wishing to treat themselves to a pre-concert / theatre meal. For bookings, call us on +353 56 7761575 or email us at

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Easter at Rinuccini

For the first year in our 29 year history, we’ll be open this Good Friday and we’re delighted to mark Easter with the launch of our new Spring Lunch and Early Evening Menu, available from Good Friday.

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Mother’s Day at Rinuccini

Happy Mother’s Day to all the people we call Mum. It’s one of our favourite days of the year here at Rinuccini and a great excuse to enjoy our much loved Italian tradition of celebrating special occasions with long lazy lunches. This year, Chef Antonio has created a delicious three course Mother’s Day lunch featuring Rinuccini favourites such as our Fettuccini ai Fruitti di Mare, made with fresh Kilmore Quay seafood and our Tiramisu Classico topped with shavings of dark Italian Chocolate. To accompany this menu, allow us to recommend an elegant wine pairing from our wine cellar housing an extensive selection of hand-picked Italian wines.   Read more

Dine and Stay in the heart of Kilkenny City

We have teamed up with the four star Kilkenny River Court Hotel to launch a new mid-week dine and stay break in the heart of Kilkenny city, called ‘La Dolce Vita’. Read more

Celebrate ‘Amore’ this Valentine’s Day at Rinuccini

We invite you to enjoy the romance of Italian dining at Rinuccini with a three-course meal specially created by Chef Antonio. Rinuccini will provide the perfect backdrop for couples on Valentine’s Day with intimate candle-light, decadent dining and exclusive hand-chosen wines from Italy – the perfect accompaniment to a magical evening! Read more

Celebrating January with Lunch at Rinuccini

At Rinuccini, the arrival of January is an exciting time of year. After a busy Christmas, January is a time to plan for the year ahead.  We are delighted to have been named the 2018 Italian Restaurant of the Year by Yes Chef Ireland and to have been awarded a L’Assiette Michelin for 2018. Read more

Happy Christmas from all at Rinuccini

From Chef Antonio, Marion, Riccardo and the whole team, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and to thank you for dining with us this year. It’s been another busy year here in Rinuccini with lots of highlights. Read more

My Top Tips for Cooking Italian Food, by Chef Antonio

I’ve been cooking Italian food since I was 14 years old starting back in my family home in Cassino, Lazio and now in our family restaurant, Rinuccinis here in Kilkenny. When I moved to Ireland, I wanted Irish people to experience proper Italian food, made from scratch and using the best of ingredients. Read more

In Praise of Fresh Homemade Italian Egg Pasta

Pasta is a quintessential Italian food and comes in hundreds of different shapes and sizes from fusilli to fettuccine, with different shapes matching best with different sauces. Italian pasta can be dry or fresh; pasta secca or pasta fresca. Both dried pasta and fresh pasta are used in Italy, with the fresh having a lighter more delicate flavour. Read more