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The arts fire our imaginations, offering us strange, often intangible insights into the world we live in.

View the 2014 Programme


festival wrap

Festival Highlights – Watch Video

That's it for 2014. We leave you with this short video of highlights, enjoy!


Now Wakes the Sea 2014 Winner Announced

The winner of Now Wakes the Sea 2014, the annual open submission exhibition, is visual artist Laura Smith. The emerging artist exhibition took place at Temperance Hall in the centre of Kinsale, and ran until 28 September. Laura Smith will receive a solo show at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, to ...


The Domestic Godless’ Seaside Fancies

For five nights The Domestic Godless are unleashing a series of fishy dishes reminiscent of the best (and the worst!) of seaside holidays. Sample a prawn head smoothie, jellyfish jellies and have a tipple of seaweed vodka. Quirky but utterly delicious. Click here to get your tickets.

Quantum Foam launched for Mel Brimfield tour

Quantum Foam is the first solo exhibition in the Republic of Ireland by artist Mel Brimfield, presented by Kinsale Arts Festival in association with Wexford Arts Centre, Luan Gallery, Galway Arts Centre and The Lab, Dublin. The show is a retrospective of the artist’s work, with each gallery presenting an ...

TV Dinners

Menu Released for TV Dinners – food inspired by your favourite TV shows

From TV Classics to Box Set Binges, TV Dinners is an edible experience which will move you from your sofa to a not-so-static screen. Three packed courses over the evening will satisfy your every televisual foodie desire. We don't want to give too much away, but here's a sneak peak of ...