Kilkenny is a very popular shopping city, its’ atmospheric centre remains complete with cobbled and medieval streets and lanes and classic shop fronts. There are plenty of independent stores offering pottery, glass, knitwear, hand-woven fabrics and stylish clothes. High Street and Parliament Street both deserve exploration, as does The Butterslip and Kieran Street where you will find a mix of fashion, crafts & jewellery stores.
Kilkenny Design Centre
Kilkenny Design Craft Centre located opposite Kilkenny Castle offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, the centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style. The centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can also avail of highly attractive tax-free shopping.
A world renowned selection of Jewellery, Knitwear, Celtic Gifts, China & Crystal, Pottery & Glass, Home & Fashion Accessories and stunning one off contemporary design pieces, are all available, ensuring that choosing that perfect gift for any occasion is a true pleasure. after all over the world.
The centre is situated in what was once the stables of historic Kilkenny Castle, and is fittingly located adjacent to the National Craft Gallery one of Ireland’s most exciting artistic venues.
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
MacDonagh Junction is the city’s newest shopping quarter combining a mix of high quality retail, business and leisure developments and is located adjacent to Kilkenny’s MacDonagh Railway Station. It is a 5 minute walk from the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel. This new centre has brought leading Irish and international retailers to the city.
With fifty retail units combining shops, cafés and restaurants, leisure amenities including a bowling centre, MacDonagh Junction offers visitors and shoppers alike an experience to enjoy and remember.
Stores include Starbucks, Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Costa, Easons, H&M, Jack & Jones, Pamela Scott, Next, TK Maxx, River Island and more.
Market Cross Shopping Centre
Market Cross Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Kilkenny city (a five minute walk from the Hibernian) with over 40 stores under one roof. From health and beauty to fashion and footwear, sports and leisure to mobile phones and homemade ice cream, the centre has something for everyone.
Stores include Vero Moda, Penney’s, Dubray Books, GameStop, Heatons and more.
The centre is open seven days a week with late night opening in some stores every Thursday and Friday until 9pm.
Kieran Street Shopping
The Little Street with Big Heart.
A wonderful pedestrianised street full of unique independent shops, cafes, pubs, restuarants, boutiques and much much more. Plenty of seating to sit down, relax and enjoy the view. Only a 3 minute walk from the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.
Padmore and Barnes
Padmore & Barnes have been synonymous with fine shoemaking for generations. Shoes of quality and taste, hand stitched and crafted to the highest standards. Padmore & Barnes have been manufacturing shoe since 1934.
Today Padmore & Barnes are internationally recognised as leaders in the field of design, innovation and production techniques associated with the manufacture of casual shoes. They also sell clothing for winter and summer and lots more.