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Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

>The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival is a comedy festival held every summer in Kilkenny City. The festival is known worldwide, and it is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage. It is usually held over the first weekend in June every year however this year it has been postponed due to the global pandemic. Over the years, the festival welcomed Irish acts such as Graham Norton, Des Bishop, and Aisling Bea. Several international acts were also welcomed in previous years. The festival has grown into one of Europe’s top comedy festivals. There is a relaxed feel as performers are not recorded and there are no competitions.  Every performer is in the best of form which makes every show even more enjoyable!

Plan your hen/stag around this festival

We would highly recommend planning your hen or stag party around this festival as Kilkenny city is booming during these dates. There are lots of other events that take place from lunchtime to midnight in the city as well as the comedy shows. Planning your hen or stag do around the comedy shows taking place in the festival would result in a fantastic weekend! If you have an interest in comedy, this festival is right up your street! You’ll certainly have a right laugh!

Cat Laughs Festival 2019

Last year, the festival celebrated its 25th year in business. Acts such as Jason Byrne, Ed Byrne, and Tommy Tiernan performed. Throughout the weekend, local pubs, bars, and restaurants all got involved. The craic was mighty!

Cat Laughs Festival 2021

We cannot wait for the Cat Laughs Festival to be back in June 2021. We are sure they will have amazing acts and plans in store for us. Be sure to plan your upcoming hen or stag around this festival. You will have the best weekend hands down, it will definitely be one to remember! We’re counting down the days!

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