Kilkenny Design Opens New Store

11th May 2022

Posted In: FYI

This month (May 2022), family-owned Irish retailer, Kilkenny Design has opened a brand-new store in Dublin’s Nutgrove Shopping Centre.

Kilkenny Design, which has 17 other stores across the country, has been home to Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers for almost 60 years. The new Nutgrove location includes five new-hires for the company including Deputy Store Manager Aoife Gorman, and will feature a beautifully curated collection of Irish brands and makers including a number of makers and designers from the Dublin region such as Alan Ardiff, Green Angel and Celtic Candles.

From elegant homewares to premium Irish beauty and wellness brands, Kilkenny Design at Nutgrove Shopping Centre will feature best-selling Irish brands including The Handmade Soap Company, Newbridge, Max Benjamin, Paul Maloney Art and more.

Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Design, says the new store opening at Nutgrove Shopping Centre is an exciting and welcome move for Kilkenny Design after a challenging two years for the Irish retail sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are absolutely thrilled to open a new Kilkenny Design store at Nutgrove Shopping Centre. As founders of the Champion Green initiative, supporting local wherever possible is vital to ensure our communities and town centres remain vibrant in the months and years ahead.”

“We look forward to building strong relationships within the community and surrounding areas of Rathfarnham, creating jobs in the locality, and showcasing the very best of Irish makers and designers. It is a very exciting time for Irish retail as consumers make the return in store again and enjoy new shopping experiences. Our team is very much looking forward to welcoming new customers in the coming weeks.”

Speaking about the exciting new addition to the retail destination, Steven Stocks, General Manager at Nutgrove Shopping Centre says, “We are delighted to welcome Kilkenny Design to the Nutgrove Shopping Centre family, a brand that is a champion of Irish design and truly compliments our first-class retail mix.  We are really looking forward to working alongside the team at Kilkenny Design in what will be a real treat for our customers who love both local and Irish brands.”

Pictured: Deputy Store Manager, Aoife Gorman, Kilkenny Design at Nutgrove Shopping Centre in Dublin 14.