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Get crafty this autumn Delve into the world of Irish craft with an Irish Craft Studio Experience, approved by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Witness the skills needed to make the beautiful products that wind up in galleries across Ireland.

Make something yourself, or pick up the perfect gift.


Craft Studio Experiences
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Immerse yourself in a world of craft and design A leading centre for modern craft and design, the National Craft Gallery is a must-see for lovers of craft.

Featuring inspiring exhibitions and events, it promises a great day out for all the family.

Come to Kilkenny to visit one of the most exciting artistic venues in the country.


National Craft Gallery
Discover the delights of local Irish crafts Certain parts of the country are steeped in historic Irish craft traditions.

Craft trails are the perfect means by which to explore local traditions and find some hidden gems.

Experience the best that Ireland has to offer by following one of the country's well-known craft trails.


A Place to Gather

A short film about Irish craft and design [6 mins]


Experience Irish Craft

Calling on a tradition of Celtic design that goes back to the Irish crosses and beyond, craftspeople throughout Ireland are creating contemporary designs with an Irish twist, in everything from woodturning to jewellery.

And many makers have opened their doors to visitors, providing a special glimpse into the inner workings of their studios.

So this autumn, don't miss your chance to have a special craft experience or pick up that perfect handmade gift.




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