CRAFT & DESIGN
Kilkenny, home to the Design & Craft Council of Ireland headquarters, Grennan Mill Craft School, Sessions House Jewellery School and many more has long been recognised as the centre of Ireland’s design and craft sector, with international lifestyle brand Kilkenny Design having established itself right in the heart of the city over 50 years ago.
Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon & Lighthouse Studios is a five-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts to feature films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry.
Kilkenny, the creative heart of Ireland, is a thriving centre for artisan craft production where you will find every bespoke product imaginable across a wide range of craft disciplines.