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One of the great treasures of Kilkenny City and indeed Ireland is the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre, which offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, the Centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style.
The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can avail of highly attractive tax-free shopping.
A world renowned selection of Jewellery, Knitwear, Celtic Gifts, China & Crystal, Pottery & Glass, Home & Fashion Accessories and stunning one off contemporary design pieces, are all available, ensuring that choosing that perfect gift for any occasion is a true pleasure.
The centre is also renowned for show casing emerging Irish craftspeople and their unique work, respected and sought after all over the world.
Based in the creative heart of Ireland, the Centre is situated in what were once the stables of historic Kilkenny Castle, and is fittingly located adjacent to the National Craft Gallery, one of Ireland’s most exciting artistic venues.
As well as providing an impressive showcase for high quality Irish and contemporary gifts and crafts, the Centre is also home to an award-winning restaurant, which serves delicious homemade fare daily.