We’re looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve and the beginning of a new year here in Kilkenny. There is always plenty to do in the city, from culture & history to dining & drinking and it’s a great place to spend the busiest night of the year. There are markets and scenic walks as well as special New Year’s menus In restaurants and if we’re lucky, we’ll see some fireworks to mark midnight. Kilkenny is always busy at the end of the year and Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is sure to fill up fast. Book your stay in our Kilkenny hotel for your family and friends and celebrate New Year’s in style. Our NYE in Kilkenny package at Hoban Hotel is only available when you book directly.
Dining in Kilkenny
Kilkenny is one of the most popular places for a great night out in Ireland. We welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the city every year to share in the culinary delights of the 200-plus restaurants in our relatively small city. If you’re planning a low-key NYE celebration in Kilkenny, book one of the many restaurants in town and enjoy a festive set menu meal. If you’re out before the countdown, grab a nightcap in a local pub or when you return to your home from home, Hoban Hotel, and enjoy the celebrations in style. Look out for local fireworks in the area at midnight and share a special moment with friends and family.
NYE at Mountain View Market
It’s not all about the midnight celebration in Kilkenny. We have lots going on during New Year’s Eve daytime too. Mountain View Christmas Markets are back this year with a festive programme we’re really looking forward to. Buy Christmas gifts and post-Christmas treats from small businesses at this very special market where you’ll find unique gifts and freshly baked goodies from local traders. Enjoy music, mulled wine, bring-your-own-drinks and a wonderful atmosphere at the New Year’s Eve market from 2pm-8pm, the last market of the year and the perfect chance to pick up something special. Mountain View Market is a 20-minute drive from our Kilkenny Hotel.
Nights out in Kilkenny
Did you know that Kilkenny has one of the most prolific nightlife scenes in Ireland? There are hundreds of pubs, bars, cocktail spots, nightclubs and more to grab a drink for the countdown, each with something unique to offer. Head to one of the city’s most popular dancing spots, Langton’s for a busy night with all of your favourite tunes. The historic Kyteler’s Inn is sure to have some live music as well as Biddy Early’s and Bridies bars. The Left Bank is one of the most stylish bars in the city, formerly the home of a city bank. Experience the unforgettable energy in Kilkenny as you explore the music, local brew, traditional pubs and trendy nightclubs this New Year’s Eve.
Wellie Race in Castlecomer
Something very unique happens in Kilkenny on New Year’s Day. On the first day of the year, rain hail or shine, 100s of people gather wearing their finest wellies, costumes, and other fun outfits, and theyrace along the streets of nearby Castlecomer. The idea is to raise as much as possible for charity and it’s a really fun day out for young and old. As well as racers, there are floats, tractors, vintage cars andmore to admire. There are prizes for the best float and the best dressed and you can check their website for inspiration and past winners. Finish off the race in a local Castlecomer pub and enjoy the small-town feel of this town with a big heart.
NYE Package Hoban Hotel
Ring in the New Year in Hoban Hotel with our special festive package that is exclusive to our website. Our New Year’s Eve offer includes:
- Three overnight stays in our stylish and spacious guest rooms for two people
- Breakfast in 1801 Restaurant each morning with a choice of dozens of breakfast items
- A welcome glass of bubbly or one to accompany your dinner
- A four-course meal on one evening in 1801 restaurant
- Free car parking for your entire stay
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Always book your stay on our official website to enjoy the lowest rates and exclusive access to our special offers. We are excited to celebrate the New Year with our guests and wish everyone a happy and healthy 2024.