Duiske Glass Kilkenny Gift Shop is a great place to take back some memories of your trip, or some gifts back home. The family that runs this store has been into crafts since four generations, and the store was established back in 1974. Most of their creations make use of the intaglio method of engraving, mixed with contemporary styles and colors. The store has a vast range of glasses, vases bowls, lamps and chandeliers, among other articles.
As visitors walk down the gray stone sidewalks of Kilkenny's High Street, they will find themselves passing by attractive souvenir shops, clothing stores and a range of restaurants. For lovers of gourmet Italian food, there is the Ristorante Rinuccini and for those more interested in traditional fare, try ML Dore's, a three-story cafe with a substantial range of cheap eats. No trip to High Street is complete without a visit to Jim Holland's for some local live music and a pint of beer.
Right beside the Butterslip on High Street, this is one of several outlets for woolen goods in the area. There is another branch of the Sweater Shop in Dublin, and both have an enviable reputation for quality. Lambswool cardigans and waistcoats are available for the relaxed rural look, while there is also a good selection of fleeces. As with many such shops in Ireland, there is a tax back incentive for non-EU residents.
Kieran Street is one of the most prominent streets in Kilkenny, in terms of shopping, for both tourists as well as locals. The street is home to a number of restaurants, as well as shops, which include The Good Earth, The Butterslip, Banbury Bookmakers, New York Doll, The Yard, Turkish Barber, Serendipity and more. There are shops available for clothes, books, jewelery, accessories and a lot more.
A visit to Kilkenny is incomplete for any man until he's been to the Frank Wall Mans Shop. This boutique is known to craft men from boys, given that they boast of an extensive collection of men's formal wear, which includes every fabric and color of shirts, along with trousers, blazers and ties to pair it with, for a truly classy and sophisticated look.
The Wardrobe prides itself on being one of the few designer consignment stores in Kilkenny, for pre-owned or pre-loved, in other words secondhand designer pieces. Fashionable ladies can drop off their designs here, and the store will sell it on their behalf. The store also as a purchasing platform, with designer stock available at much cheaper rates. The store stocks brands such as Prada, Gucci, YSL and Tom Ford, to name a few.
One trip to the MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, and all your shopping needs are sure to be taken care of. This huge shopping center in Kilkenny houses a vast category of stores, right from food joints like Bagel Factory and Sweet Factory , to apparel stores like H&M and Jack & Jones, along with a bowling arena, and stores selling outdoor gear, like Regatta, to name a few.
Butterslip is the perfect to find thoughtful gifts for expecting moms and kids, or even to buy some for yourself. This little store has everything that one might need before the birth of the little one, such as baby shower gifts, room ideas, blankets, babyproofing items and more, along with products for moms such as jewellery and accessories. They also have a bridal shower section which stocks some pretty interesting items.
This large, modern shopping centre is a focus for shoppers in Kilkenny. It houses banks, cleaners, music stores, a food market, flower shops and gift shops, all around a courtyard which is open to the sky. It also has lots of parking and a Bewleys Café on site for the convenience of shoppers. The inclusion of a crèche/play area for children makes it an ideal shopping venue for those with young children. There are also plenty of benches in the courtyard area for those who prefer to sit down and chill out without paying for the privilege.
Tourists holidaying in Kilkenny must visit this market, which is organized every week on Thursday between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The market is organized on Mayor’s Walk, and on sale are a wide variety of produce from over 200 farms situated near Kilkenny. On this day the market is buzzing with locals and tourist, and one can purchase fresh farm products like farm cheese, goat cheese, honey, organic meat, vegetables, fruits, preserves, home-baked breads and cakes, fruit juices and many more products. Tourist can explore the market and buy products of their choice, or simply have a cup of coffee, and chat up with the local farmers and take back home some memorable moments of this unique market.