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MADE IN KILKENNY/MADE LOCAL: A celebration of excellence in craft.

12.08.2023 to 28.10.2023
Gailearaí DCCI

An exhibition of skilled craftsmanship by the 28 members of the MADE in Kilkenny collective

In Irish minds, Kilkenny is synonymous with craft. The establishment of Kilkenny Design Workshops in the city in 1963 brought skilled makers to the area. That foundation was strengthened in the following decades through initiatives by Design & Crafts Council Ireland.

Today, the county sparkles with a galaxy of makers working in various mediums. Twenty-eight of these makers comprise the Made in Kilkenny collective whose work is shown in MADE in Kilkenny/ Made Local: a celebration of excellence in craft.

Running until the 28 October the exhibition embodies the spirit of DCCI’s Made Local, Made to Last campaign and marks the latest in this year’s Design and Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) series of exhibitions focusing specifically on Irish design and craft.


Exhibitors taking part

  • Aileen Ann Brannigan
  • Heike Kahle
  • Larry Kinsella
  • Caroline Dolan
  • Mark Campden
  • Aisling McElwain
  • Rosemarie Durr
  • Jars of Clay
  • Klaus Hartmann
  • Gus Mabelson
  • Claire Molloy
  • Nioclás Caomhánach
  • Liselott Olafsson
  • Grainne Watts


  • Gloine Jerpoint
  • Catherine Conroy
  • Friedericke Grace
  • Rudolf Heltzel
  • Doireann O’Riordan
  • Bernard Kavanagh
  • Carl Parker
  • Inga Reed
  • Yvonne Ros Mhic Thriúin
  • Eimear Vize
  • Ken Foley
  • Cushendale Woolen Mills
  • Eoghan Leadbetter
  • Eric Phillips

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