We have a jam-packed line-up of festive events planned here at the Medieval Mile Museum!

“In Past Times”… Antique Toy Exhibition

A temporary exhibition, crowd sourced from the local community, this exhibition will be at the Medieval Mile Museum from December 7th until January 31st. Dinkies, dolls and games are all featured – what a great opportunity to walk down memory lane and show your kids what their mums, dads and grandparents played with.

Price: Entry only €5 with kids under 12 going free.

St.Canices Cathedral Choir

Join us at the Museum on Friday December 6th as we kick off the Festive Season with St. Canices Choir! A portion of the proceeds from the event will be going to the development of the Choir.

‘Ye Olde Christmas’ is a programme of ancient carols from around the world. St. Canice’s Cathedral Choir will take you on a journey through the history of vocal music associated with the Nativity spanning over eleven centuries. The carefully curated programme will present a variety of solo and polyphonic choral repertoire. Experience Christmas from a different angle this year in the company of St. Canices Choir.

Date: Friday 6th December | Time: 7 p.m. | Price: €8

Waterford High Hopes Choir & The Carlow Ukulele Players 

Come along and experience a joyful festive evening of music and fun at the Medieval Mile Museum with the amazing Waterford High Hopes Choir, and the Carlow Ukulele Players. The MC on the night will be Patricia Hutton of the Carlow Ukulele Players, and the proceeds are going to the Waterford High Hopes Choir.

You can purchase tickets for this event now on the Yulefest Kilkenny website.

Date: Saturday December 7th | Time: 8 p.m. | Price: €10 General Admission | €5 Children (Under 16)

Cairdeas – The Kilkenny Parkinson’s Choir

Cairdeas: Kilkenny Parkinson’s Choir is on a mission to uplift and enhance the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families and friends. We are delighted to host Cairdeas at the museum for a very special evening on Wednesday 11th December.

Date: Wednesday 11th December | Time: 7 p.m. | Price: €5 (Includes Tea, Coffee & Shortbread Biscuits)

Architecture of Sound

Eddie Galavan (Seems Legit!) and special guests will deliver an immersive sound experience at the Medieval Mile Museum this December. Responding to the unique architecture of the 13th century building, the audio will combine modern electro with medieval influences creating an engaging and rich soundscape experienced by guests through individual headphones.

Dates: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December | Time: 9 p.m. | Price: €15 General Admission


Combining the best of Kilkenny and Dublin, ALCHEMY is an exciting, fresh six-piece who will captivate you with their unique fusion of contemporary and classic sounds…it’s feminine, poetic and strong.

Equally at home as soloists or creating their magic as a group, ALCHEMY draw their inspiration from a diverse catalogue of material, from David Bowie to Fleetwood Mac, and Peter Gabriel to Regina Spektor via The Beatles and Leonard Cohen!

Following their hugely popular Sounds of Summer at The Set Theatre, Christmas by Candlelight at St. Canice’s Cathedral and their guest appearance at the 2019 Dublin Bowie Festival, ALCHEMY are delighted to bring their magic to the Medieval Mile Museum on Saturday 21st December.

A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – a relaxed evening of your seasonal favourites, plus a selection of rock and pop classics – all sung in the unique ALCHEMY style – with a portion of the profits going to the very worthy local charity, Amber – Kilkenny Women’s Refuge.

Well known Kilkenny singer, Michael Hayes, will appear as a special guest.

Alchemy is Claire Staunton | Kevina Hayes | Maria Hallinan | Niamh Breen | Nicola Brennan | Sarah Brennan – Musical Director / Piano: Christine Scarry

What the critics have said…

“Great interpretation and arrangements” / “A fine blend of classic rock and soft pop…their harmonies were sublime”

Date: Saturday December 21st | Time: 7.30 p.m. | Price: €22.50

Tickets for all of the above events can be purchased here.

LEO Careers Kilkenny Jobs Fair

A unique careers event organised by Kilkenny County Council through the Local Enterprise Office where local businesses will be showcasing the range of high-quality jobs on offer, and highlighting the city as a great place to live and work.

A range of local businesses including State Street, Cartoon Saloon & Lighthouse Studios, VHI, Bank of Ireland, CF Pharma, The Carne Group and the Asgard Group will be joined by rapidly growing local companies such as the Modubuild, Beotanics, Loanitt, AB Agri, Entegro and Security Risk Advisors.

Already, companies who have confirmed their attendance at the event are seeking to fill in the region of 500 positions across a huge range of jobs including: IT professionals, Customer Care and Sales, Engineering, Technical, Financial, Administration, Network Planners, Technicians, HR, Accounting, Facilities and Production. It is expected that once the final line-up of companies is announced in excess of 800 jobs will be on offer at the event.

This event will be of particular interest to people from Kilkenny returning home for Christmas, currently living elsewhere and who are now interested in living and working in the city or county and to visitors who identify Kilkenny as a county offering a fantastic quality of life.

Tickets for the event are free, and you can register on Eventbrite.

Date: Saturday December 28th 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.