Kilkenomics 2020

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 to Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 (Details provisional)

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If ever there was a festival that was hard to categorise this has to be it – it’s an event that unlikely as it sounds combines comedy and economics. Or maybe that’s not so unlikely.

The economic element is not light weight either, there are some well known names and some serious heavy hitters on the programme. Each event sees a mix of economists and those who report on economics take to the stage together for a discussion moderated by a comedian, with much audience participation involved also.

Among the big names regularly on the programme are Max Keiser, a former Wall Stree who has made quite an impact as a TV economics commentator and David McWilliams, who was the first person to call out the Irish boom for the bubble it was.

Date and details for 2020 subject to confirmation.

This video will give you a taste of what the whole thing is about.

Event information and Location Map

Most events take place in the Set Theatre at Langtons (A) on John St or the Ormonde Hotel (B). There are also events in Cleere’s Theatre (C) and the Hole in the Wall(D) and the Pembroke Hotel (E).

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