Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny

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    From the cafeteria looking down into the...
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    Shopping

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 30, 2011

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    This was where we ate lunch. I looked at the goods displayed but didn't buy anything. They have a website where you can buy on-line. There were buildings around a courtyard which was once the stables of the Kilkenny Castle where artisans worked.

    Kilkenny Design Centre Opening Hours –
    Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
    Sunday 11am - 7pm
    Bank Holidays 11am - 7pm

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    • Architecture
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    Kilkenny Design Centre

    by kentishgirl Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    In the beautiful gardens

    I visited here purely to buy some Kilkenny wine glasses! I know I could have bought them in Clearys but I thought while in Kilkenny I will hunt some down! By the way, I landed up buying them in Clearys after all!!(large Dublin Dept store).

    Anyhow, the design centre offers some great art and a nice cosy tearoom, the best bit are the gardens that surround the centre, it was spring and the flowers were just beautiful.

    A great place to shop for souvenirs and relax in the gardens.

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    Kilkenny Design Centre

    by barryg23 Written Jan 7, 2003

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    Kilkenny Design Centre

    The Design Centre buildings were originally used as castle stables. Nowadays, they house design workshops. Inside, products from the workshop are sold along with expensive Irish souvenirs - there is also a nice lunch area upstairs.

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    Kilkenny Design centre

    by orlikins Written Sep 13, 2002

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    Butler House

    National Craft Gallery across the road from the castle, but not much in there. Within these grounds, is Butler House (here's the pic), which is also a hotel. It was formerly the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle. It was refurbished by Kilkenny Design. While it looks great, but it does look rather impersonal IMO

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