Celtic Carlow : Prehistoric Dolmens

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Celtic Carlow : Prehistoric Dolmens

Carlow is in Irish Ceatharlach, translated as the four-fold lake which perhaps refers to the meeting of the Burren and the Barrow. There is evidence of Mesolithic settlement in the midlands and south of Ireland and of later Neolithic habitation. These prehistoric people most likely […]

Medieval Kilkenny : Castles, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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Medieval Kilkenny : Castles, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Kilkenny, in Irish Cill Chainnigh or the church of St. Canice, was the ancient capital of the Kings of Ossory and many traces of its ancient and medieval past remain visible today. A fortress may have been constructed here as early as 1172 […]

Irish Gardens : Formal Planting or Nature’s Design

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Irish Gardens : Formal Planting or Nature’s Design

Thanks to its long growing season and mild climate, the Carlow/Kilkenny region is rich in gardens of all kinds, from the stately to the quaintly domestic. The journey to most of them – along leafy back roads or shaded avenues – is […]

Irish Crafts : the very best of Irish design and workmanship

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Irish Crafts : the very best of Irish design and workmanship

Kilkenny Design Centre
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm, Sundays 11am to 7pm

The Kilkenny Design Centre is a delight, both in ambience and in style. Here, under one roof, you will find the very best of Irish design and workmanship, carefully […]