Christmas at Castle Yard

Garden of Light and #MadeLocal Craft Showcases... family fun at Castle Yard

1 December – 10 January 2021

As dusk falls each evening, something special happens… snowflakes begin to fall and Castle Yard is transformed into a winter wonderland. 2020 was a difficult year for all, especially those who lost family members or friends, Garden of Light has been created as a place to reflect and remember. We hope this little spark of magic, brings peace, hope and joy this festive season.

The Castle Yard is Kilkenny’s best-kept secret, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle, a gorgeous historic courtyard filled with craft workshops, National Design & Craft Gallery and Kilkenny Design Centre. Open to the visitors daily, this year it is extra special - festooned with lights, reindeer and all things Christmas with stunning craft displays, including showcases by outstanding local makers, Made in Kilkenny collective and the DCCI Ceramics Skills Course. National Design & Craft Gallery present a  luscious exhibition Curious Treasures in its’ picture windows onto the courtyard, with all work available for sale ndcg.ie/visit/collect.

Drop in for some window browsing, choose a #madelocal gift, or treat yourself a warming hot chocolate and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

FREE – Family Friendly

Garden of Light runs from dusk to 8pm 
Craft Studios, Kilkenny Design Centre, #MadeLocal exhibits open daily from 10am

Garden of Light at Castle Yard is produced by Design & Crafts Council in collaboration with Kilkenny County Council with Kilkenny Civic Trust, Kilkenny Design Centre and Castle Yard Studios.

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