- Horse-racing is a very popular sport in Kilkenny, and meetings are held regularly throughout the year at Gowran Park. The Kilkenny Racing Festival takes place over three days every October and features some of the finest National Hunt and Flat events in the Irish racing calendar. With the Kilkenny Beer Karnivale running in conjuction with the event, a boisterous and exciting weekend is guaranteed for horse-lovers, lovers of horse-lovers, or any one looking for a great, local event. See website for yearly details.
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