500 shops, 1 small city
In need of some retail therapy? County Kilkenny is the ideal destination for a shopping trip. Independent boutiques, shopping centres full of popular stores, unique Irish craft and markets where you can spend a full day browsing…you will find it all and more in Kilkenny.
Need some help finding out where to start? No problem – here is our guide to shopping in Kilkenny!
Bridie’s is a quirky combination of a speakeasy-style bar and a general store. Here, you can find Irish-made giftware and enjoy a drink or two through the saloon doors. Treat yourself to fresh bakes as you browse Irish textiles, candles, stationery and more.
Known for its unique gifts, Butterslip Shop is a treasure trove of everything from jewellery and accessories to home decor and stationery. Under the colourful flower door arch, you’re sure to find something special here.
As well as a historical attraction, Rothe House & Garden is also home to a merchant shop full of Irish craftware. From woven throws, scarves and blankets to contemporary Irish jewellery, leather bags and ceramics, you will find it all in this former merchant’s townhouse.
Book lovers will adore this charming bookstore that also serves great coffee. Browse through their collection of books, including works by local authors, while sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Quality second-hand books and literary gifts are their speciality.
For wine enthusiasts, The Wine Buff offers a carefully curated selection of wines from around the world. The knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect bottle for any occasion.
Another excellent spot for wine lovers, The Wine Centre offers an extensive range of wines, spirits, and craft beers. Whether you’re looking for a special vintage or a local brew, this shop has it all.
Valley of Roses is a perfume workshop that allows you to experience and use an ‘inspired by’ designer fragrance at a fraction of the cost. Valley of Roses offers a wide range of choice with over 400 scents for both ladies and men.
At G.L. Ryan’s, you will be presented with an extensive range of classic and modern styles of jewellery. If you require some privacy, there is a private room where you can view your perfect piece.
Known for its exquisite silver pieces and stylish accessories, Newbridge Silverware is a popular destination for those looking for elegant gifts or special keepsakes.
Nolan’s Jewellers carry a range of brands and jewellery items that appeal to a very wide audience. There is an on-site watchmaker and goldsmith who can make immediate repairs to keep your treasured pieces in top condition.
Founded in 1968 by Rudolf Heltzel, this Irish luxury house best known for its stunning high-end pendants and unique engagement rings. The brand’s expertise lies in the execution of their own designs using ancient techniques on precious metals and the finest gemstones.
Goods of Kilkenny
Red Mill’s flagship retail store is Ireland’s premier shopping destination for country lifestyle brands. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of country living wares from clothing and footwear to equestrian equipment.
If you’re looking for high-quality men’s clothing and accessories, Frank Walls Mans Shop is the place to go. They offer a curated selection of stylish pieces from on-trend branded clothing to that perfectly tailored suit.
Goods is an independent department store stocking popular fashion and beauty brands. There is also an on-site salon with an expert beauty team, dedicated to making you look and feel your best for every special occasion.
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping centre in the south east and is home to many of the top high street brands. With over 40 retailers and a food court under one roof, it is the ideal spot for a shopping trip. They also offer a free personal shopper service with stylist Karen Morrissey and a free audio visual tour of the Kilkenny Famine Experience.
Situated in the heart of Kilkenny city, Market Cross Shopping Centre boasts over 40 shops across 3 floors. You will find all of your favourite brands here and a choice of food outlets to grab something to refuel. As well as shopping, Market Cross also host a number of events throughout the year including family-friendly days and live performances from Ireland’s top acts.
Mountain View Market
Every Sunday, Castleinch Venue hosts a popular market with both indoor and outdoor stalls. Wares on display range from antiques, collectables, sportswear, gardening and more. There is also a restaurant on site where you can enjoy a hot meal after browsing the stalls.
This hillside Sunday market is known for its award-winning Irish food and craft traders. Munch on a variety of cuisines from the food trucks serving everything from crepes to bao buns while you browse the vintage clothing, hand-poured candles and handmade giftware.