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Kilkenny Design Centre

Castle Yard, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin
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Castle Yard, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Irish only craft shop is directly across from Kilkenny castle and has a wide selection of pottery, woolen clothing and accessories, jewelry, and much more. Well worth a look.

Thank Sadie21jean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed browsing through the shops. Although I was bound and determined not to make a purchase, it was difficult to resist, as the wollen goods are so lovely, and unlike anything you'd find outside of Ireland. The merchants and sales people were very friendly...More

Thank bathtravel123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first experience of Kilkenny Design, a long time ago, was of a lot of individual units each housing a precious metal worker, a jewler, a potter, a designer, a weaver or whatever all practicing their trade in sponsored workshops. They could design, make and...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1. The Center showcases artists and their work from pottery and ceramics, prints, textiles - all very well done and excellent design. If you are looking for wonderful reminders of your trip to Ireland, this is your place. 2. The restaurant upstairs is a great...More

Thank 1010CRD
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We travelled all over Ireland and the Design Centre in Kilkenny was the best place for viewing and buying top end Irish products. Woolen, pottery, jewelry, crystal...the top choices were all here. Definitely a top-end stop for tourists looking for classy items to take back...More

Thank dthomas34
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We could ramble here all day and look at the beautiful Irish products. My mom ended up buying a scarf and it kept her warm as well as added to her fashion!

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The design center is a series of rooms filled with quality and authentic Irish goods with price tags to match. The customer service was the best we found in Ireland and we ended up purchasing some home items that we had previously resisted in our...More

Thank L164
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Welcoming staff Variety of food to chose for a quick bite (and gluten-free as well🙂) has a Good range of local products to buy as presents

Thank Veronique B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

They have a very nice selection and I bought a beautiful Alan Ardiff necklace there. The staff was extremely helpful, but I would go there as soon as they open. When I first arrived, there was barely anyone there, but within 30 minutes, it was...More

Thank Lark54
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Somebody there know how to make seafood chowder! The lemon meringue pie was also delicious. The shop was terrific and a wide variety of gifts and goods. All in all a good stop along the way. Chowder was good enough to go back for!

Thank AliceMA007
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