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.

Rudolf Heltzel

Kilkenny is known for its crafts and jewllery designers and one of the most famous of these is Rudolf Heltzel. An icon in the Irish craft and design realm, Rudolf is celebrated for his unique and breathtaking designs which have come to be known worldwide. Visit his store today, just a stone throw away from Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel! 

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.


A true gem, Yesterdays is located a few doors down from Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel and features a beautiful collection of weird and wonderful items. There is so much to wonder in this cosy little store, you can easily lose track of time browisng the books and beautiful knick-knacks on offer. 

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