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Kilkenny Shop

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Address: 6 Nassau St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-1-677-7066
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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A shop specializing in Irish-themed products, from clothing to pottery.

A shop specializing in Irish-themed products, from clothing to pottery.

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Local crafts and fab food

If, like me, you dislike the tacky tourist shops, visit this fascinating and authentically Irish store across the road from Trinity College. It's pricey, but inside you will find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If, like me, you dislike the tacky tourist shops, visit this fascinating and authentically Irish store across the road from Trinity College. It's pricey, but inside you will find the crafts of local artists, eg Orla Kiely. Well worth it for real, quality, Irish crafts that will be a welcome addition to any home. The breakfast upstairs was also stunning.... More 

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Eastern Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in this store twice during our brief stay in Dublin and discovered a nicely organized department store selling many Irish wares such as Beleek pottery and Waterford crystal. The second floor has an attractive, clean and welcoming cafeteria which serves wonderful treats such as scones and cakes. Wifi is available free of charge. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This store was recommended to us by a tour guide. We didn't get to go to the café, but it looked like a nice setting.

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Valley, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for breakfast one morning and was pleasantly surprised. It costs around 7 euros for 5 items...and it was delicious. Well cooked and the scrambled egg was very moreish. The café is above the shop, which I didn't have time to look around, but I hope to go back next time I'm in Dublin.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upstairs, fantastic cafe with many gluten free options. Main floor, everything Irish - from jewelry and crafts, to fragrances, framed art, artisan food items, pottery, woolens, and general souvenirs. Fantastic values, especially at end of June sales. Alice, in the ladies fashion dept. was wonderful, giving much-needed advice on styles and calculating alternate purchasing options. I ended up buying a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this shop on TA. It was my favorite shop in Dublin. The shop specializes in Irish artistry. It's mainly pictures and nice things for the home. There is a small jewelry section that was very nice. I didn't look in the clothes section. We bought a beautiful wood cutting board and a few glass framed watercolor paintings among... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third time in Dublin and after discovering this treasure on my first visit it has become a must on subsequent trips. The design items are vast and it is far from any ordinary souvenir shop. The jewellery and knitwear is beautiful. The staff are attentive and helpful. Well worth a mooch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Really gorgeous stuff in here. For Irish things as a tourist and for your resident dubliner. Beautiful Irish things for a tourist that aren't cheap and tacky at all. Extremely friendly and just lovely staff from the floor staff to the girls behind the till to the security.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The Kilkenny Store restaurant tends to be busy with tourists due to the tour buses parked outside on Nassau St but it's as popular with the locals and there is lots of seating so don't let that put you off. I always think it's one of the best advertisements this country could ask for, showing our wares not just on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This review is along time coming. I discovered Kilkenny Design center almost 15 years ago on my first visit to Dublin. This Irish design store featuring Irish designers and craftsman has been a go to stop for me for personal shopping and gift purchasing, with a wonderful restaurant upstairs. As a person who perennially indecisive where menus are concerned (I... More 

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