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Kilkenny Tourism Urges People to Support Local Businesses

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Media Release: 21st October, 2020  

Kilkenny Tourism Urges People to Support Local Businesses

Kilkenny Businesses Continue to Trade In-line with Level 5 Restrictions

As Christmas looms and Ireland is set to enter into a second lockdown for six weeks from midnight tonight, many businesses across Kilkenny are gearing up for on-line trading in the hopes of sustaining business within the new restrictions. Kilkenny Tourism is calling on people to shop local and support their local retailers and restaurants in the coming weeks.


Largely considered the Country’s centre for craft goods and bespoke giftware, Kilkenny has a variety of locally made goods which make ideal Christmas gifts this year, all of which are available on-line: 

Jerpoint Glass

Drawing on 2000 years of glass blowing tradition, the skilled craftsmen at Jerpoint individually create each piece in their collection. Jerpoint Glass will enhance any space plus make a thoughtful and welcomed gift for someone special.  www.jerpointglass.com


Duiske Glass Gift Shop

Duiske Glass is a handcut glass and crystal brand that offers a wide selection of lifestyle gifts including Jewellery, Accessories, Bags, Aynsley and Belleek, China, Newbridge Silver, Orla Kiely, Tipperary Crystal Gifts, Genesis, Egmont Toys. Visit: www.duiskeglasskilkenny.ie


Cushendale Woollen Mills

Wrap up warm this Christmas with a gift from Cushendale Woollen Mills, one of the few remaining Irish woollen mills continuing to create quality authentic textiles from the fleece of Irish sheep. They produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories and knitting yarns in Irish Wool, Mohair and Lambswool. Visit: www.cushendale.ie


Moth to a Flame Candles

Candles make a perfect Christmas gift, so if you want to choose something special this season, look no further than Moth to a Flame.  They have been making a range of distinctive handmade candles beside the river in Bennettsbridge. Silkmoth scented, Glow-globe, Rock, Irish Heritage, Gloworm candles and more can be ordered online. www.mothtoaflame.ie



Exploring Kilkenny can be a great escape from the confinements of home. Kilkenny offers so many beautiful walking trails  across the stunning landscape and through the many picturesque towns and villages. Or www.trailkilkenny.ie offer cycling routes and loops that bring you from the city and towns deep into the countryside and allow you to explore the county on bike.

Or if you want to linger among woodlands and meandering streams, the stunning Woodstock Gardens provides an afternoon of tranquillity and beauty in these uncertain times www.woodstock.ie



Many of Kilkenny’s top restaurants are giving locals the chance to enjoy their favourite dishes from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the great taste of Irish Italian fusion from La Rivista with a choice of a daily Take Away or Weekend Catering, or order an award winning brunch as well as freshly baked breads from Áran Bakery. 

Zuni has an exciting new take-away menu offering lunch and dinner and for coffee lovers Café la Coco is the place to get that caffeine fix, pastries and lunch. With payment over the phone and curbside collection, these fantastic Kilkenny restaurants and many others are working hard to bring you their usual delicious dishes in a safe environment for their customers.

Commenting on the Level 5 restrictions, Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism, Brian Tyrell said; “At a time when businesses in Kilkenny are normally getting set for a busy time, we are facing into a deeply uncertain Christmas trading period. We are calling on people to shop local this Christmas, support businesses in the county and shop online; enjoy local take-out from our many wonderful restaurants and help keep our businesses trading in the coming weeks”. 


To discover all that Kilkenny has to offer on-line; places to visit and gift ideas: www.visitkilkenny.ie




Media Release issued by: TL Marketing