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Address: Tinnamona | Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 772 5132

Founded in 1969 by Patrick Clancy Kilkenny Crystal is Ireland's oldest...

Founded in 1969 by Patrick Clancy Kilkenny Crystal is Ireland's oldest Family-owned Crystal Studio Workshop. Our use of traditional techniques means that our crystal is likened to antique quality. Each piece is deeply cut by hand and then polished with care to retain a fine finish. We create many original designs and unusual pieces and due to the limited number of pieces produced each year many items become valuable collectors items. Our product range and full history of Kilkenny Crystal can be found on our web site.

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True Irish Crystal

U.S. ladies looking for true Irish crystal found it in Kilkenny Crystal. The quality is as good as Waterford and made locally.

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Jennifer S
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

U.S. ladies looking for true Irish crystal found it in Kilkenny Crystal. The quality is as good as Waterford and made locally.

Thank Jennifer S
Peak District
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6 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We came across Kilkenny crystal by accident but what a happy one. We were welcomed by the owners and given a tour of their showroom and workshop where we were shown how the crystal was cut and various projects on the go. We couldn't find exactly what we wanted but Richard showed us what he could do as a one... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Got some cute stuff but don't see why it got 5 stars. If you are looking for crystal wine glasses or pitchers then great! Not the best representation of the shopping in Kilkenny. Go to the Design Center, too!

Thank jglaub
Richard C, Owner at Kilkenny Crystal, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your review of our store. I aggree with you the Design Center is a fine store with a good selection of goods, a visitor to Kilkenny will find almost everything they want between a visit to Kilkenny Crystal or the Design Center. Visitors to our store seem to like the fact that we are family owned... More 

Millbrook, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

Our visit to Kilkenny Crystal in Callan was amazing. We were treated to a demonstration of how the crystal is hand cut. In the shop were beautiful examples of crystal items made by this family-owned company. There is also a shop in Kilkenny. If you love hand-cut crystal, this is not to be missed!

Thank betty10142014
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

Kilkenny Crystal was a wonderful unexpected and hidden treasure! We were traveling to Dublin and happened to see the sign on the side of the road. We decided to check it out. At first, we weren't sure if we were in the right place, because it looked like someone's house, but soon found out it was a wonderful, family run... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

My sister, her husband, my wife and I made an unexpected stop to this small shop and works on our way to Kilkenny last week. We were greeted by Richard, the Managing Director who opened his store for us to shop and tour. This shop has amazing crystal engraved glassware and Richard is very creative. He will also do a... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were on our way to Dublin from Stoneyford (just outside Kilkenny) and planned to stop here rather than Waterford. So glad we did. It is a small shop with beautiful crystal. We asked if we could take a tour and he was more than obliging. He showed us how they did intricate cuts, made commissioned pieces and answered any... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had stayed at a hotel an hour out of Waterford, so decided it was too hard to visit the Waterford Crystal factory before driving to Dublin. We were interested when we saw the sign to Kilkenny Crystal and were really pleased we had skipped the Waterford factory. This is a small studio showcasing locally-made crystal which is hand-cut on... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This little shop is located on the main street heading towards the town square from the bridge at 19 Rose Inn St. They had a good variety of Irish goods. I bought a Sterling Silver shamrock ring - 15.50EU for my daughter there. We were towards the end of our 2 week trip and by that time had seen lots... More 

Thank Winnigins
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Drove in off the highway from Clonmel, rang bell and got a very friendly impromptu tour, beautiful gifts reasonably priced. Waterford crystal business is closed but this tiny handmade crystal business is still going. Shop also located in downtown Kilkenny. Gifts can be shipped overseas.

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