Support your local craftspeople

The MADE IN KILKENNY Christmas Pop Up Shop has been enjoying great popularity for a number of years and this year the crafts people have excelled themselves with the variety of pieces on offer.

The MADE IN KILKENNY Christmas Pop Up Shop has been enjoying great popularity for a number of years and this year the crafts people have excelled themselves with the variety of pieces on offer.

This year the shop is again located in John Street where you can find a vast array of handmade items including, candles, pottery, glass, textiles, jewellery, millinery and leatherwork all under the one roof.

The Pop Up Shop is open every day from 9am to 6pm up to Christmas. The brightly lit shop has gifts for all tastes and is well worth a visit. 18 members of the MADE IN KILKENNY group are taking part and friendly staff will be on hand to gift-wrap your special present.

‘Made in Kilkenny’ was formed in early 2009, and was set up to foster excellence in crafts in Kilkenny, to encourage the growth of the professional craft industry and to promote the county as a shopping destination for authentic, handmade craft in Ireland.

All the craftspeople make their own work using both traditional and modern techniques, from the white-hot furnace of the glass-blower to the throwing wheel of the potter. From the practiced hammering and manipulation of precious metals, the careful sawing, turning and chiseling of wood and stone, to the tasteful stitching of textiles and leather.

They are preserving and developing ancient techniques, and presenting you with beautiful pieces to drink and to eat from, to carry and to store things in, to sit on, to admire, and to adorn the body with.

If you would like to support your local craftspeople pay a visit to the John Street and choosing from the display of unique handmade gifts.