Facilities & Access

The National Design & Craft Gallery is surrounded by beautiful places to eat, drink and shop


Onsite restaurant facilities are found in the award-winning Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant, Cafe and Food Court.


Just a short walk from the National Design and Craft Gallery is the Pembroke Hotel,  our Hospitality Partners since 2107. For each of our exhibitions the Pembrokes international award-winning mixologist and cocktail curator, Darren Geraghty, designs a cocktail range that reflects the theme and or materials used in our shows. All are made with homemade syrups, fresh fruit and unique Irish ingredients bursting with vibrant flavours. These ranges are launched in the gallery during the exhibition opening night and can then be enjoyed for the run of the exhibition in the Pembroke Hotels Statham's Bar


There are a number of craft-based shops to browse or watch work being made. 


The gallery is situated in the Castle Yard, across the road from Kilkenny Castle. It is wheelchair accessible and close to the heart of Kilkenny City, within minutes of Kilkenny’s coach parking bays. There are also specific disabled parking bays. 

Pay and Display parking is found along the Castle Road, or in the nearby Ormonde Street Car Park