Located in the centre of the medieval city of Kilkenny, in the former stable yard of the iconic Kilkenny Castle is the well known National Craft Gallery. This leading centre for contemporary craft in Ireland boasts a plethora of craft exhibitions and programs, and aims to showcase Ireland’s craft sector as well as International designers. The crafts found at the gallery feature textiles, pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry and a more. The impressive exhibits found here are sure to catch the attention of visitors of all ages. Visitors also get the chance to see first-hand the crafts being made, and they will also be able to purchase some craft-based items.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm | Sundays: 11am - 5.30pm | Closed on Mondays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The different exhibits
The National Craft Gallery does not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslims visiting the attraction may however be able to offer their prayers outdoors if able to locate a clean and quiet place. Secluded areas could be found in the gardens of Kilkenny Castle. Muslims could also visit the only known mosque in Kilkenny, namely the Kilkenny Islamic Centre.
The National Craft Gallery houses an award-winning restaurant, namely the Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant. While visitors will be able to find a variety of delicious food here, Muslim tourists will have to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes since non-Halal ingredients are sure to be widely used. Also, due to the sizeable population of Muslims in the city, there are a few Halal restaurants.