KAW 2022

Exciting Plans for 2022 – May 2022 Update

Two months to go! Kinsale Arts Weekend committee is already busy with preparations for our 2022 programme.

Festival Dates 2022 – July 7th to July 10th .

This year, as we progress in our fight against COVID-19, we look forward to a return to some of our historic and much-loved town and seascape venues to showcase the best of art in the best of Kinsale!

Full programme details will not be available for another while, but we promise, as always, an exciting, multi-disciplinary and innovate event.

Introducing Paul Muldoon

We were thrilled to announce in March that Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon would feature in our programme this year.

Paul will read from his latest collection “Howdie Skelp” and will also host a workshop with our most talented emerging poets. Ten lucky poets have now been chosen following a competition for the highly coveted places. For details please click here

Local Kinsale poet Fiona Smith also shares her thoughts on Paul Muldoon’s visit to KAW 2022

Mary Coughlan

Hot off the press! Mary Coughlan also confirmed for the Kinsale Arts Weekend 2022.

The legendary blues and jazz singer from Galway needs no introduction but for a brief overview of

Mary’s biography check out the following link

July 9 th at the perfect White Lady Jazz club venue. Watch this space for tickets ….. capacity will be limited!!!!

Professor Luke O’Neill

Kinsale Arts Weekend in partnership with our friends at Kinsale Ideas is very excited to welcome Luke O’ Neill to our town as a headline act in this year’s programme.

Professor Luke O’Neill is a world-renowned immunologist and a professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of four bestselling books, Keep Calm and Trust the Science, the award-winning Never Mind the B#I*oks, Here’s the Science; Humanology; and The Great Irish Science Book for children.

We will be talking to Luke about his transition from world leading immunologist to his role as author and national purveyor of general scientific and covid information. We will be asking him about his recent books, and his thoughts on the future of biology, Erwin Shrodinger and any other information we can glean from him in the glorious surroundings of the recently renovated St Catherine’s church.

Video highlights from past Festivals

Get Involved

Like every year, a huge amount of coordinating effort is required from the local community and as always, we welcome everyone who wishes to contribute to the festival organization or to participate in it.

Please contact us on kinsaleartsweekend@gmail.com