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The gallery boasts an impressive range of craft exhibitions that successfully communicate and showcase the cultural and commercial attributes of the craft sector in Ireland.SHEE ALMS HOUSE Shee Alms House is situated in Rose Inn Street and was founded in 1582 by Sir Richard Shee.
In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th and 16th century tomb sculpture. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. NATIONAL CRAFTS GALLERY The National Crafts Gallery is located in Castle Yard directly across from Kilkenny Castle.The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. This gallery was initiated by the Crafts Council of Ireland with the objective of stimulating an innovative and quality design ethos in the Irish crafts sector.The building forms three sides of a quadrangle, with three of the four original round towers intact.The Butlers, the Earls of Ormonde (an Hibernicised Norman clan), occupied the castle from the fourteenth century onwards.
Kilkenny Castle provides guided tours, an art gallery, a café during summer, extensive grounds and a childrens play area. Kilkenny An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century.The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period.