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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…
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 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…
Books in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Book Centre

The largest bookshop in town, stocking plenty of Irish-interest fiction and nonfiction, periodicals and a good range of maps. There's a cafe upstairs.
Arts & Crafts in Bennettsbridge

Moth to a Flame

Established in 1999 this workshop creates beautifully coloured and textured candles of all sizes, from bedside table to church altar scale.
Ceramics in Thomastown

Clay Creations

Clay Creations displays the quixotic ceramics and sculptures of local artist Brid Lyons.
Market in Kilkenny City

Farmers Market

Kilkenny's weekly farmers market is a showcase for local produce.