The Kilkenny Science Festival is back for its third year, running from 12-20 November 2022.  People in Kilkenny will be able to participate in a wide range of events for all ages: families, the public and school children. The public’s awareness of the importance of science has never been higher as we look to create a more positive future for all. The festival will incorporate fun-filled science shows for community and school groups, with discussions on current topical issues in science for adults. There is something for everyone! 

The festival is pleased to announce the majority of events will take place in person throughout the county. A Family Funday will take place on Saturday November 12th with a range of events in Kilkenny Castle, the Set Theatre and Castlecomer Discovery Park, with top Irish and international science presenters.  

Throughout the week, there will be a wide choice of activities covering a range of areas in science. Including shows and workshops for community groups and schools in Loughboy, Ferrybank, Castlecomer and Graiguenmanagh library. In addition to at home ‘Grow your own Spring Bulb’ kits will be delivered to over 200 older people throughout the county in partnership with Kilkenny Library Service.  

The festival is coordinated by Calmast, South East Technological University’s STEM engagement Centre in partnership with Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Castle, Castlecomer Discovery Park, industry and other groups in the city and county delivering this fun filled and engaging  week of science! 

Full programme of events to be announced shortly.