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National Craft Gallery

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Address: Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 56 776 1804
11:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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Interesting but not worth going out of way

It is on the smaller side for one of the national museums/sites but if your in Kilkenny it is worth a stop. Don't think I would go out of my way to visit. But it does have some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Eugene J
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic & wide variety of Irish craft on offer. Small studio offerings as well as a good selection of items from across Ireland. Well worth visiting.

Thank Teresa C
Port St. Lucie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The craft center is located in the stable and carriage house for the Kilkenny Castle. It is a lovely venue but is not up and running completely. Many shops are not open. Prices are also higher than in other shops in town

Thank banjiPortSt_Lucie
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is on the smaller side for one of the national museums/sites but if your in Kilkenny it is worth a stop. Don't think I would go out of my way to visit. But it does have some interesting crafts or displays

Thank Eugene J
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The artisan goods are displayed in a beautiful way, the shop people were knowledgable and helpful. The actual facility is a wonderful, clean, bright facility. Would recommend anyone to visit!

Thank GinnyT1960
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed the interesting and well curated works on display while we were there. A full exploration added a great deal (we met a talented and very nice potter in one of the yards).

Thank DavidB373
Elkhart, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pretty buildings right across the street from Kilkenny Castle. Nice but typical items for sale. Not what I expected but not terrible either.

Thank bookwormlh
Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A variety of workshops and exhibitions in very interesting buildings. All rather costly but of a very high standard including a tea/coffee shop.

Thank JNewman226a
West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Directly across from the Kilkenny Castle in the former stable area of the Butler Family, is the Craft Center. Walk through the entire area - one end to the other and admire the artisan skill. There is a tour map available to take one to various local villages where the crafts are produced - the Center is much more convenient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

As far as attractions go, I spose it is the poor cousinn to the castle. Its signicance is it was the stables for the castle. Now the craft gallery which is worth a look. nice to just potter about looking at the crafts.

Thank JnVSydney
Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lots of variety although a touch pricey. Still if you have limited time, this will give you access to all of the things you think you need to take home.

Thank Alayne S

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