Design & Crafts Council Ireland statement re temporary closure of National Design & Craft Gallery


Thursday 12 March 2020

Following the statement by An Taoiseach earlier today on measures to tackle COVID-19, including the temporary closure of all cultural institutions, the National Design & Craft Gallery, which is situated in Castle Yard, Kilkenny, will be closed from this evening, Thursday 12 March until further notice. 

For the moment, the offices of Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), also situated in Castle Yard, Kilkenny are operating normally, although the situation is under constant review. DCCI will continue to monitor developments relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is engaging with colleagues across Government, including the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, Department of Health, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in relation to further precautionary measures.

DCCI is implementing precautions in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, adhering to the policy and advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the possible spread of infection and to protect and ensure the well-being of DCCI’s employees, students, clients, partners and the public.

DCCI will share further updates on developments as they arise. Please monitor our websites, and and our social media platforms @DCCIreland and @NDCGallery for further information.

For further information, please contact:
Susan Holland, Exhibitions & Programmes Curator,

Posted on March 12, 2020.