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About Us


Kilkenny Design Centre 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.  

Kilkenny Design 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.  

A hand picked selection of some of our most popular gifts is available to purchase securely on this site.  Please click on the individual product menus to the left to view the selection of products available online.  
Kilkenny Design Centre is also renowned for showcasing emerging Irish craftspeople and their unique work, respected and sought after all over the world. 

Based in the medieval city of Kilkenny the creative heart of Ireland, Kilkenny Design Centre is situated in what was 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, Kilkenny Design Centre is also home to an award winning restaurant which serves delicious homemade fare daily and after 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check out our Food pages for more info. 


We are open 7 days from 10am