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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Design Centre

Sells top-end Irish crafts and artworks, from county-wide artisans. Look for John Hanly wool blankets, Cushendale woollen goods, Foxford scarves and Bunbury cutting boards.
Ceramics in Bennettsbridge

Nicholas Mosse Irish Country Shop

Housed in an old mill across the river from the village, this pottery shop specialises in handmade spongeware – ceramics decorated with sponged patterns – which is exported worldwide to retail outlets such as Tiffan…
Arts & Crafts in Ring Peninsula

Criostal na Rinne

Former Waterford Crystal craftsman Eamonn Terry returned home to the Ring Peninsula to set up his own workshop, where you can buy deep-prismatic-cut, full-lead crystal vases, bowls, clocks, jewellery and even chande…
Jewellery in Kilkenny City

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Originally from Germany, Rudolf Heltzel has been creating fine-art jewellery in Kilkenny since 1968. His intricate and unusual pendants are hand-fashioned from gold, platinum, silver and a range of precious and semi…
Ceramics in Kells & Around

Bridge Pottery

Hidden away on a country lane 8km northwest of Kells, this rural pottery is the base for Mark Campden, who turns out colourful majolica pieces with meticulous hand-painted decoration, while his partner Caroline Dola…
Arts & Crafts in Wexford Town

Blue Egg Gallery

One of several commercial galleries and craft shops in town – ask the tourist office for a full list – the Blue Egg concentrates on contemporary Irish crafts in a range of materials, including ceramics, metal and gl…
Arts & Crafts in Waterford City

Kite Design Studios

This combination studio and shop provides a workshop and display space for some of Waterford's best artists and craftspeople. As well as watching the artisans at work, you can shop for locally made glassware, textil…
Arts & Crafts in Graiguenamanagh

Cushendale Woollen Mill

Produces knitting yarns, blankets, tweed and winter woollies, which are on sale at the neighbouring shop; ask for an informal, behind-the-scenes peek at the mill's century-old machinery in action. It's up the hill w…
Arts & Crafts in Graiguenamanagh

Duiske Glass

This small studio creates contemporary and traditional crystal, with many designs hand-cut using the old intaglio method of engraving. The gift shop also stocks Irish glassware, ceramics, leather goods and accessori…
Market in Carlow Town

Carlow Farmers Market

Fittingly held at the old Potato Market; look out for Elizabeth Bradley's Carlow cheese, homemade pesto at the olive stall, plus handcrafted chocolates, organic vegetables, ready-prepared meals and more.