Comedian Jason Byrne’s Kilkenny Book Launch to Open Savour Kilkenny 2016

Savour Kilkenny will welcome one of Ireland’s best loved comedians; Jason Byrne to open the festival of food with his local book launch at a fun event entitled ‘Cocktails & Comedy’ at The Set Theatre on Tuesday 25th of October. As part of the collaboration between Savour Kilkenny and Gill Books, Jason Byrne will entertain guests and share stories from his heart-warming and hilarious new book, ‘Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy‘.

The popular Irish comedian has just launched his debut book, a laugh-out-loud memoir that captures his childhood adventures as an accident-prone youngster in 1970’s and 1980’s Dublin. Jason will be on hand after the event to meet and mingle with guests and to sign copies of his new book.

Illustrated by the award-winning Nicky Phelan, the book introduces a hilarious cast of real life characters from Jason’s childhood. Join them for a mad-cap journey through a uniquely Irish childhood. From first confession to first Holy Communion, school days and summer holidays to first love.

Marian Flannery, Savour Kilkenny Festival Director said, “We’re delighted to welcome Jason Byrne to Savour Kilkenny to launch his new book; we can’t think of a better way to kick-start Savour Kilkenny 2016.” The festival, which is celebrating a decade of Savour, is expected to attract 30,000 visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Most events are free, and highlights include ‘Cooks & Books’ by Gill Books featuring exclusive demonstrations by some of Ireland’s most popular authors including Darina Allen, Sophie White, Mary O’Rourke, Susan Jane White and Rosanna Davison to name but a few.

Tickets to Jason Byrne ‘Cocktails & Comedy’ are €25.00 each, including a cocktail and mixology demonstration, available from

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