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The Blackbird Gallery

16 Parliament St, | Rothe House, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
+353 87 784 3015
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Darling art gallery

The shop keeper was very knowledgeable about the artist and the area in general. She was very... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
AmberKathryn
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Stroud, Oklahoma
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Local art

There is a lot of local art on display. As with a lot of places in Ireland the people are friendly... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
arpegiator
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Pretoria, South Africa
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The most complete selection of contemporary paintings prints and original gifts in the country. The gallery has two floors, housed in the beautiful medieval landmark Rothe House. Its new location is perfectly suited to the only commercial gallery in Kilkenny. A gallery whose reputation is based on trust and excellent customer service.
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16 Parliament St, | Rothe House, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The shop keeper was very knowledgeable about the artist and the area in general. She was very hospitable. Annabelle Languish’s art is stunning!

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ValerieWalshe, Owner at The Blackbird Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you Valerie Walshe Curator

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

There is a lot of local art on display. As with a lot of places in Ireland the people are friendly and gave some interesting facts on some of the art.

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Paid a visit to Blackbird Gallery opposite the castle in Kilkenny and so glad we did.. Valerie offers works by up and coming artists , presented sympathetically in a bright and friendly setting where all queries are responded to with infectious enthusiasm and knowledge of...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Lots of beautiful artwork and a friendly owner. We learned about local artists and a bit about Ireland's wildlife too including the mythical hare.

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

We made a stop at Kilkenny Castle, went to the Design Centre across the street, and discovered this lovely gallery behind the Centre. Val is very knowledgeable about the artists' works. We fell in love with a piece, and Val insisted we see it in...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

I spent a lovely hour here enjoying the wide range of original paintings and prints on view in this lovely gallery nestled in the quiet courtyard behind the Kilkenny Design Shop. Make your way past the traditional crafts store and discover something more. The owner...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Lots of activities going on with the Kilkenny Arts Festival along with art galleries and handicraft shops. Lovely items; one of a kind.

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Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was thrilled to find this gallery. I love art and seeing local artists' work often inspired by their surroundings. I was lucky enough to meet Owner Valerie Walshe. She was very warm and welcoming and she gave me information on artist Kathleen Holohan's work...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Lovely gallery located by Kilkenny Castle in across the road in the old stables- space is "Grand"and artists are "Brilliant"!

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Reviewed June 4, 2015

I happened upon Valerie in the Kilkenny Design Center Bakery. After suggesting a few sweet treats she invited me to her gallery located in the renovated stables behind the Design Center. If it weren't for her suggestion, I would have never known to venture into...More

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