“The best festival in the world”.
That’s how the Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots founder sums up the annual offering which is now in its 25th year.
96% of hotel beds are reportedly booked out – a number of them occupied by people who flock from other counties and countries.
John Cleere heads up the organising committee and explains why many return for the event:
“It’s the best festival in the world and particualry I think a lot of local people really get a really get a great kick out of this, they make it a special weekend.”
“Last night we could see people arriving from the UK and Germany. Its sortof on their calendar.”