Kilkenny is home to an eclectic mix of traditional food markets and retail outlets! So if fashion just isn’t your thing, there’s lots more to be found in these major shopping destinations. Here Kilkenny Tourism lists its top retail destinations:
Market Cross Shopping Centre
When Kilkenny’s ancient Market Cross was erected in High Street in 1335 local traders flocked around it to market their wares. The whole area became known as Market Cross and it’s said that customers could buy or sell just about anything there. Today Market Cross Shopping Centre keeps that ancient tradition alive with outstanding shopping with over 40 shops to choose from, including big name brands like, Wallis; Paco; Vera Moda and L’Occitane.
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
MacDonagh Junction offers the ultimate shopping experience with all your favourite high street stores under one roof right in the centre of Kilkenny. With over 40 great stores including TK Max; Sketchers; Regatta & River Island, there’s plenty of choice on offer. Shoppers can even enjoy lunch in one of their cafes or restaurants under a glass panelled ceiling!
Red Mill’s retail store is Ireland’s premier shopping destination for country lifestyle brands. In the purpose built, state of the art premises you’ll find a carefully curated selection of Country Living wares – from saddles and horse feeds, to clothing & footwear, to dog food and kennels. Red Mills also has a Cafe for a quick stop and tasty scone!
Meubles - Home of Inspiration
Meubles – Home of Inspiration is Ireland’s largest interiors store with over 50,000sq ft of inspiration for your home. Open seven days a week, the showroom is located on Kilkenny’s ring road, at Kilkenny Retail Park. If you’re serious about buying quality furniture, a visit to Meubles is essential. Meubles furniture is complimented by an extensive linens and cookware department, interior design centre and cafe.
Goods Department Store
Find all the best High Street Brands ‘under one roof’ in Goods department store, High St Kilkenny. Hosting four floors of fashion this store caters for both Formal & Casual wear, all your beauty needs, footwear accessories and Lingerie. Brands included are Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, Warehouse, Coast, Quiz, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Choice, Jacques Vert and new to Kilkenny Phase Eight.
Castleinch Sunday Market
Castleinch Sunday Market is one of Kilkenny’s largest indoor and outdoor locations, set on a 9-acre site, here you’ll find traders of all kinds, selling everything you can imagine! There is a spacious indoor restaurant, also suitable for hosting functions. On every Sunday from 8am – 4pm.Full wheelchair access and acres of parking.
Kilkenny Castle Market
Kilkenny’s Castle Market is a culinary and cultural adventure, with everything from fresh food to live music. Wander around the market stalls which are packed with handmade crafts, variety of produce including fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, honey, baked goods and much more. The Market takes place every Thursday from 9.30am to 2.30pm on the Parade in the shadows of Kilkenny Castle.
Visit: Kilkenny’s Castle Market