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August 9th - 11th 2024

Made Local Pop-Up Craft Market in Kilkenny 2024

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Showcasing Irish Handmade Craft and Design during Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival is renowned for its vibrant, multi-disciplinary programme, featuring visual art, classical music, theatre, literature, dance, and more. It attracts visitors from all corners of Ireland and beyond, making it one of the country’s premier cultural events. This year, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is excited to introduce its inaugural craft market as part of the Made Local initiative, dedicated to championing Irish design and craftsmanship.

‘Made Local, Made to Last’

The Craft Market will showcase over 25 talented Made Local craftspeople from various disciplines, providing an exceptional experience for those seeking high-quality handmade products. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet the makers and designers behind the creations.

Made Local Pop-Up Craft Market in Kilkenny 2024

From August 9th to 11th, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the craft and design market in the picturesque Castle Yard, Kilkenny. This unique market offers the opportunity to discover and purchase original, high-quality Irish-made products, showcasing the exceptional creativity and skill of Irish makers.

In addition to the market, attendees will have the chance to meet the resident businesses in the yard. Explore their studios and engage with designers and makers of jewellery, ceramics, candles, and more, gaining insight into the craftsmanship that defines Irish design.

This initiative aims to support businesses in the counties neighbouring Kilkenny.


We know how much creativity goes into these beautiful Made Local gifts and how special it is to receive one of them, If you are thinking of supporting Irish Craft look for Made Local.

Rosemary Steen

Chief Executive of DCCI

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