News – Kilkenny

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Seasonal Craft Workshops

National Design & Craft Gallery welcome you to enjoy festive craft evenings - learning to make your own Porcelain Decorations and Christmas Cards on Thurs 6th December and on Thurs 13th December to create Winter Wreaths and Festive Willow Decorations. Presented as part of Kilkenny's winter festival YuleFest. continue reading
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CULTURE NIGHT: Festival of Creative Making

Join us for a craft Festival of Creative Making on Culture Night! Children and young people will have the chance to roll up their sleeves and explore their creativity through an inventive use of materials, technology and craft techniques, and adults can enjoy some light refreshments and entertainment. We will provide picnic blanket, cushions and music. Participate in our free drop-in workshops (suitable for all ages), engage with our interactive zone activities and Irish speaking gallery tours. Workshops and activities include tote bag printing, developing skills to make motorized moving structures and Pom-pom Jewellery. Discover our woven village, try your hand at drawing and enjoy a showcase by the Open Circle group at NDCG. continue reading
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CRAFT, DESIGN AND RURAL FUTURES - ACTIONS & DETAIL PANEL, Fri 3 Aug at 6pm

Join us for a discussion on the potential of co-operation, craft and industry to sustain rural economies. This event is part of the Bring Your Own Chair design and craft residency programme delivered by Workhouse Union with the Design & Craft Council of Ireland. As part of the project three craft makers/designers are undertaking two-week residencies engaging with the vernacular craft and design history of the locale. The discussion will include Michelle Browne and residency participants and hosts Rosie O’Reilly, Deirdre O’Mahony, Sarah Lincoln and Mollie Anna King. continue reading
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International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day with us at the National Design and Craft Gallery this Thursday between 1pm - 4pm. Join us for crafternoon tea treats, chats and tote bag screen printing with Print Block Studio. Free event continue reading
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