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Everything you need to
know about Kinfire.

General info

What are the dates?

August 17th to 20th 2023

I have never heard of Kinfire before. Can you tell me more about it and what happens?

The Kinfire festival is for the whole church: every age, situation and ability, from all over Ireland - we are kin because of him. During the festival, we will gather together in worship, under God's word, to be equipped and encouraged to serve Jesus wherever he has placed us. Our passion is to be a festival that celebrates and serves the local church because it is God's chosen means for reaching the lost of this land. Each day will begin and end gathered together, but throughout the day, there will be seminars, games, excursions or just time to rest and enjoy time with others. Schedule can be found here.

Where is the festival held?

The festival will take place at Kilkenny College, near the heart of the ancient city of Kilkenny. All events will be on campus, and we can offer accommodation for those wishing to stay on-site.

Can you help me find accommodation?

We have a limited number of basic all-inclusive onsite accommodation available at Kilkenny college. These including all meals and a full conference pass. Access to shared bathrooms. A variety of dorm sizes can be booked per family/group or a single space in a shared dorm.

Camping, Tent & Touring Van: Greenfield space within 10-minute walking distance of the event space. On-site toilet facilities. No electricity. Individual event passes must be bought separately from the accommodation.

Hotels: three hotels at different price points. Newpark within walking distance of event space. Kilkenny House and Hoburn hotels are within a 7-10 minute drive. Individual event passes must be bought separately from the accommodation. Hotels can be found here.

Newpark Hotel: Please call to secure your booking using the reference code 883360 and a valid credit/debit card to avail of discounted rate. All bookings must be confirmed by Monday 19th June 2023.

Kilkenny House: Please email reception@kilkennyhousehotel.ie, mark it for the attention of Brendan and ask for the EDENGATE GROUP RATE

I want to set up an exhibit. How do I do that?

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at kinfire. You can find out more information here.

What are the parking provisions?

The majority of cars will be directed to park in a overflow car park at one of the hockey pitches. Parking for those with disabled access passes will be provided closer to the main school building. 

Can I bring my dog?

For health and safety reasons, only assistance dogs are permitted at Kinfire and in meeting venues.

What to expect

Who is speaking?

Our main stage speaker is Gary Millar from Queensland Theological college. Please click here for a full list of speakers and seminar leaders.

Who is leading the sung worship?

Jonathan Rea and the team from New Irish Arts will be leading us during the festival.

What are the plans for the Children’s and Youth programme?

We want Christian parents to come with confidence that their children will be taught and engaged in an age-appropriate way! While the adults are at their seminars, the kids will be in their own age-specific programme, learning what it means for them to follow Jesus and live for him each day. You can find out more here.

Is there a creche?

Yes. It will be open during meeting and seminar times. Parental supervision required at all times. Baby changing facilities available.We respectfully ask that the crèche is only used for children under 3 years of age.

Where do I find out about information once I arrive?

Registration and guest services will be located in the Main Classroom Building. Stewards will be available on site to point you where to go and a site map will be provided at a later date. 


How do I book or register?

How much does it cost?

There are a few different booking options available. More information available here.

What does my ticket price include?

All tickets include a full festival pass and all meals. 

If you have booked on-site accomodation this includes your room, and access to a shared bathroom.


What disability parking provisions are there?

Parking for those with disabled access passes will be provided closer to the main school building. 

What provisions are in place for those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired?

As KinFire is a new festival we are still working out what provisions are needed to best serve the people who will attend. If you are hard of hearing or visually impaired we ask that you reach out to us by email on info@kinfire.ie so that we can try to make the appropriate arrangements.

Are assistance dogs allowed?

For health and safety reasons, only assistance dogs are permitted at Kinfire and in meeting venues.

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