Kilkenny Shopping

Kilkenny City has so much to offer the visitor, not least a great selection of shopping options. From shopping centres such as McDonagh Junction, to quality Irish products in the Kilkenny Design Centre or unique, quality crafts on the Kilkenny Crafts Trail. Listed below are just a sample of some of the shopping experiences to enjoy on a visit to Kilkenny:

Kilkenny Design Centre

The Kilkenny Design Centre is located across from Kilkenny Castle in the heart of Kilkenny City centre. It is open 7 days a week and offers a selection of quality Irish and International clothes, crafts and household products. There are also a choice of dining options in our restaurant and coffee shop.

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

The shopping centre is located close to the city centre and only a ten minute walk from the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. The centre is open seven days a week until 6pm and late on Thursday and Friday. There is a great selection of shops on offer, such as H&M, Next and TK Maxx. There are also a great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from. For more information visit their website.

Kilkenny Craft Trail

MADE in Kilkenny Craft Trail was set-up in 2009 and is responsible for promoting and encouraging the growth of the craft sector in Kilkenny. Kilkenny has a strong craft base, reflecting all the major crafts from ceramics, to jewellery, textiles to glass-blowing. Visitors to Kilkenny can visit the craft shops and learn more about each skill or purchase some unique, hand-crafted Irish products. Perhaps one of the best know local producers is Nicholas Mosse for his ceramics. For more information on the Kilkenny Craft Trial visit their website –

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