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A Celebration of Excellence in Craft

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About the event

Closed every Sunday except for 13th & 20th of August

An exhibition of skilled craftsmanship by the 28 members of the MADE in Kilkenny collective.

Kilkenny sparkles with a galaxy of makers working in various mediums. Twenty-eight of them comprise the MADE in Kilkenny collective whose work will be shown in MADE IN KILKENNY/MADE LOCAL: A celebration of excellence in craft.

Curated by Mary Gallagher, the exhibition will feature work in clay, wood, metal, willow, textiles, glass, wax and leather.


Where is it taking place?

DCCI National Design & Craft Gallery
Castle Yard
(Across the road from Kilkenny Castle)

Who is it suitable for?

All ages. Children must be supervised by an adult


Wheelchair accessible and close to the heart of Kilkenny City, within minutes of Kilkenny’s coach parking bays.

Pay and Display parking is found along the Castle Road, or in the nearby Ormonde Street Car Park

The gallery does not have toilets, however there are toilets in Kilkenny Design Centre shop across the yard from us and also 2 minute walk away on the Mayors walk (public paid toilets)

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 12th to October 28th.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5:30pm, closed Sundays.

The Gallery will open Sunday 13th August and Sunday 20th, 11am to 5:30pm as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking not required

Contact details




+353 83 090 8264

Additional information 

In Irish minds, Kilkenny is synonymous with craft. The establishment of Kilkenny Design Workshops in the city in 1963 brought skilled makers to the area. That foundation was strengthened in the following decades through initiatives by Design & Crafts Council Ireland, including the creation of the Pottery skills course in 1990 and the Jewellery skills course in 1991. In addition, the National Design & Craft Gallery opened in 2000.


Design & Crafts Council Ireland


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: MADE in Kilkenny collective

Starts: Sat 12 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 30 Sep at 5:30 pm

Craft Type: Blacksmithing and Metalworking, Glass Making, Leatherworking, and More

Event Location: Kilkenny

Event Type: Exhibition

Price: Free