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Kilkenny Design Centre

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Address: Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-22118
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin
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Nice cafe.

Had a sandwich which was very tasty. Price for same with 1 tea and a coffee was almost €12. There is a great choice of wholesome food to cater for all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Brendan J
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here as part of our booking with the Butler house. Very nice, great food and staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My most favourite place to relax while dining out in Kilkenny. This is my third time dining at Anocht which is located in the upstairs of Kilkenny Design Centre and again it has surpassed expectation. The food is absolutely amazing quality for their early bird option - 3 courses for €28, the wine (who can fault it) and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had shopped here in 2000, and liked it so much that we sought it out for this trip. We took a tour from Dublin that included Kilkenny. They have such a great array of products, all good quality. Also, they have nice restrooms above the store, which was a welcome find. There is a Kilkenny store in Dublin, but... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a sandwich which was very tasty. Price for same with 1 tea and a coffee was almost €12. There is a great choice of wholesome food to cater for all.

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Thank Brendan J
Winchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The seafood chowder was creamy and full of seafood (very few potatoes/carrots) and absolutely superb, as was the brown bread and dessert with an extra scoop of fresh whipped cream. My friend had the vegetable soup that she raved about as well as the bread and dessert. Cappuccino was also excellent.

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Thank Susan F
Henfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This store / design centre has an iconic name for stocking Irish produced clothes / goods etc and is situated opposite the castle. A good selection of products although I was surprised to see a lot of Barbour clothes for sale being an iconic English clothes manufacturer. Prices vary from reasonable to very expensive however we managed to buy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's great to have a shop where sure what you're buying is made in that country! They have all different price points, from inexpensive to fairly costly. I ended up buying some tea towels and Connemara marble. Very friendly and helpful salespeople also.

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Thank Nancy J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A nice collection of shops a very short distance from the Castle. Good quality merchandise abound. One can find a variety of wears & wares most made & sold, it seemed, by the artists themselves. A very fun place to shop. The Centre also has a cozy cafe with good pastries & a restaurant in the upper level with very... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a lovely lunch upstairs in the café, which was utterly packed, but still quite pleasant. However, the shop was a disappointment, just full of stuff for tourists and not really much cutting edge "design" in sight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The best shopping on this visit to Ireland. Quality items and lovely displays. Especially liked the lovely throws and blankets.

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