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The Blackbird Gallery

Closes in 7 min: 11:00 - 16:30
Open today: 11:00 - 16:30
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I love this gallery run by Valerie Walsh and am delighted with the two paintings, by Philip Ryan... read more

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This is a beautiful hidden gem, I was so lucky to find it and it's has so many treasures I want... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Galway, Ireland
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4 weeks ago
22 Aug 2018
“Hidden gem”
The most complete selection of contemporary paintings prints and original gifts in the country. The gallery has two floors, housed in the beautiful medieval landmark Rothe House. Its new location is perfectly suited to the only commercial gallery in...more
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16 Parliament St, | Rothe House, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
+353 87 784 3015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this gallery run by Valerie Walsh and am delighted with the two paintings, by Philip Ryan, that I acquired from her. Her range of original art pieces by well known Irish artists, sculptors and potters is amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank TonyJonesRSA
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem, I was so lucky to find it and it's has so many treasures I want everyone to include it on their list of places to visit in Kilkenny, it's a great presents trove for every occasion

Thank connelljodi1
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The shop keeper was very knowledgeable about the artist and the area in general. She was very hospitable. Annabelle Languish’s art is stunning!

Thank AmberKathryn
ValerieWalshe, Owner at The Blackbird Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you Valerie Walshe Curator

Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is a lot of local art on display. As with a lot of places in Ireland the people are friendly and gave some interesting facts on some of the art.

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Paid a visit to Blackbird Gallery opposite the castle in Kilkenny and so glad we did.. Valerie offers works by up and coming artists , presented sympathetically in a bright and friendly setting where all queries are responded to with infectious enthusiasm and knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of beautiful artwork and a friendly owner. We learned about local artists and a bit about Ireland's wildlife too including the mythical hare.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We made a stop at Kilkenny Castle, went to the Design Centre across the street, and discovered this lovely gallery behind the Centre. Val is very knowledgeable about the artists' works. We fell in love with a piece, and Val insisted we see it in...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

I spent a lovely hour here enjoying the wide range of original paintings and prints on view in this lovely gallery nestled in the quiet courtyard behind the Kilkenny Design Shop. Make your way past the traditional crafts store and discover something more. The owner...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lots of activities going on with the Kilkenny Arts Festival along with art galleries and handicraft shops. Lovely items; one of a kind.

Thank ConnecticutGina
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was thrilled to find this gallery. I love art and seeing local artists' work often inspired by their surroundings. I was lucky enough to meet Owner Valerie Walshe. She was very warm and welcoming and she gave me information on artist Kathleen Holohan's work...More

Thank Patricia B
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