Arts, Crafts and Design
Kilkenny is known for its vibrant arts, crafts, and design scene. If you’re interested in exploring the local arts and crafts scene in Kilkenny, here are some places you can visit:
Kilkenny Design Centre: Located in the old stables of historic Kilkenny Castle, the Kilkenny Design Centre is one of Ireland’s most exciting art spaces. It offers an unrivaled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts, chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness, and style. Learn more
National Design & Craft Gallery: The National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny is a hub for contemporary craft and design in Ireland. It hosts exhibitions showcasing the work of Irish and international makers, and also offers learning programs and events. Learn more
These are just a few highlights, but there are many more art galleries, craft shops, and artists’ studios to discover in Kilkenny. If you’re interested in exploring further, you can also check out the Kilkenny Craft Trail, which features various craft shops and locations throughout the city.
If you want to experience Irish craft at its very finest, then Kilkenny offers a one stop shop for a variety of craft skills. From glass blowing, jewellery making to textiles and fashion the county is steeped in the history of craft.