National Craft Gallery

Established by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in 2000, the National Craft Gallery is Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design. We inspire appreciation, creativity and innovation through our exhibition, event and education programmes, and play a critical role in building understanding of craft and material culture in Ireland. The programmes feature Irish and international designers, artists and makers across a variety of disciplines who push the boundaries of their chosen materials and techniques in their engagement with the making process. The gallery provides a platform where work can be explored in wider cultural contexts, to develop understanding of the traditional roots of Irish craft and design, and its future potential. We are located in the Castle Yard acrodd from Kilkenny Castle and through the arch at the Design Centre Admission is free

Opening Hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday 10am – 5:30pm
Friday 11am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 11am – 5:30pm