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Castle Yard, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Really nice coffee and cakes. Grant shop. The design studio had a wonderful modern art exhibition. Lots to see and a great place in a wet day.

Thank saeb38
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This used to be the stables for the Kilkenny Castle and is located across the street. You can have lunch here upstairs and continue to shop in the many smaller as well as a large shop that extends on 2 sides of the entryway. Beautiful...More

Thank JoAnn
Reviewed 20 September 2018

There is a large gift shop facing the street with above-average souvenirs for the tour-bus people. In the back and across the yard, there are two galleries and a few artisan shops. When we visited, the galleries had digital-traditional pieces that are hard to describe...More

Thank TJandTR
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We stopped in Kilkenny on a bus tour to see the castle and find lunch. We were advised that upstairs the Design Center had a buffet that would be quick and good. We couldn't have been more satisfied. My wife had chicken in a mushroom...More

Thank NormanSantaFe
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Have been here many times before, but it has gone stale. Should have new or student artists to drive 'different' and innovative art. Also the lamb stew was a potato stew with no meat and some parsnip and broth. The rest of the offering were...More

Thank Dream713293
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Stopped in during a Paddywagon tour. I had been looking for a wool throw and found just what aimless looking for! Beautiful things to see, well worth the trip

Thank Tgplus2
Reviewed 24 August 2018

There are a number of little shops and several restaurants that are part of the Centre. It also has a very nice garden area.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The shop offers a wide assortment of Irish-made items, from sweaters to pottery to Waterford and Belleek to postcards. It's full of lovely offerings! While some items are a bit expensive, the pricing was comparable to art craft fairs in other settings. The restaurant upstairs...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Located just opposite Kilkenny Castle the design centre is well worth a visit. One could spend hours browsing and enjoying the variety of handmade crafts on display.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for lunch or coffee. Lovely surroundings, friendly staff, tempting tray bakes. Looked after us well and our dog. Sunny courtyard

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