Kilkenny Arts Festival Giveaway

We are delighted to partner with Kilkenny Arts Festival to give you the opportunity to win dinner for two plus a bottle of wine in Rinuccini’s and two tickets to the opening night of the renowned Counting Sheep performance at Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Kilkenny Arts Festival, which takes place 11-20 August 2017 has established itself as one of Europe’s finest artistic celebrations, bringing world-class performances to Ireland’s medieval city each summer. The Festival Programme was launched earlier this month and it offers visitors ten days of extraordinary artistic adventures. Each day is packed with unique events and artistic encounters in Ireland’s medieval city.

Tickets are on sale now and we recommend that you book yours without delay to avoid disappointment. We are also taking bookings for lunch and dinner, so please call us on 0567761575 to reserve your table.

To enter our Arts Festival competition, pop over to our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram and keep scrolling to check out our round up of this year’s Festival highlights….

Festival Highlights

Counting Sheep is an explosive mix of theatre, dance and song and was one of the most acclaimed hits of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival. It brings the audience inside the Ukrainian revolution on Maidan Square in 2013-14 and is a deeply personal retelling of the popular uprising that succeeded in toppling the Ukrainian government. The show’s only Irish dates are here at Kilkenny Arts Festival.

The Festival will premiere an unmissable new version of one of the greatest love letters ever written, Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis. Performed by acclaimed actor Stephen Rea, with live score by Neil Martin performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, it is not to be missed.

Schubert: Dreaming the Sublime is a once-in-a-lifetime voyage of musical discovery through the late masterpieces of Schubert, performed by leading international and Irish artists.

StormFest is a season of plays for children and their families at The Barn Theatre from 12-20 August, presented by Barnstorm in partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival.

One of our favourites at Arts Week is Secret Garden Music. Every day throughout the Festival, a range of artists offer pop-up performances in some of Kilkenny’s loveliest gardens. Drop by each afternoon to find out who’s playing and enjoy free performances from leading Irish and international musicians.

Finally, Marble City Sessions will close the 2017 Festival with the Festival Finale hosted by Martin Hayes, bringing together a wealth of musicians from all over the world. They will include Mongolian rockers Hanggai sharing the stage with celebrated poets Paul Muldoon and Paula Meehan, The Gloaming’s Iarla Ó Lionaird and Dennis Cahill, Swedish folk innovators Väsen, the genre-hopping Aoife Ní Bhriain, Crash Ensemble’s Kate Ellis, Colin Dunne, Neill Ní Chróinín and Malcolm Proud in a rousing celebration of shared artistic heritage and the tango of tradition and talent (20 August, St Canice’s Cathedral).

The Festival takes place in Kilkenny from the 11 to the 20 August. Check out the full programme details and book your tickets at


Competition Terms & Conditions:

The closing date for entries is midnight 28th July 2017 and the winner will be announced within 5 days of the closing date.

Entrants must be over 18 years of age. Entry to the competition is free and no purchase is necessary.

Entry to the competition is by following the instructions in the relevant competition posts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The winner of the competition will receive a gift voucher for dinner for 2 and a bottle of house wine from the Rinuccini Early Evening Menu and two tickets to the opening performance of County Sheep on Sunday, 13th August 2017 at Kilkenny Arts Festival.

The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.

Ristorante Rinuccini and Kilkenny Arts Festival are excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner or their guest arising from the winner’s acceptance of the prize.

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We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice.

The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by the closing date. In the event of any dispute our decision is final.

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Our decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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This competition is governed by Irish law and any dispute shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

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