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The Blackbird Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Nice Gallery & Helpful Curator

We popped in here this morning as we passed Rothe House. Valerie was very helpful & I really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile

I love this gallery run by Valerie Walsh and am delighted with the two paintings, by Philip Ryan... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Port Elizabeth, 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...more
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16 Parliament St, | Rothe House, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
+353 87 784 3015
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We popped in here this morning as we passed Rothe House. Valerie was very helpful & I really enjoyed chatting with her. I ended up buying a limited print by a Ukrainian artist. Definitely pop in if you're in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlanMerrins
ValerieWalshe, Owner at The Blackbird Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A pleasure , many thanks.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

I love this gallery run by Valerie Walsh and am delighted with the two paintings, by Philip Ryan, that I acquired from her. Her range of original art pieces by well known Irish artists, sculptors and potters is amazing. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem, I was so lucky to find it and it's has so many treasures I want everyone to include it on their list of places to visit in Kilkenny, it's a great presents trove for every occasion

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AmberKathryn
ValerieWalshe, Owner at The Blackbird Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you Valerie Walshe Curator

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank J B
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ConnecticutGina
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