MADE in Kilkenny’s
Explore our esteemed partners who have played a vital role in shaping our craft community. From the global reach of the World Crafts Council to the local support of the Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office, each organisation contributes to our shared commitment to creativity and craftsmanship
World Crafts Council Europe
The World Crafts Council (WCC) stands as a prominent international organisation that champions the advancement and recognition of design-led crafts and applied arts throughout Europe. With a mission to elevate the status of crafts as a vital component of cultural expression and economic sustainability, the WCC plays a pivotal role in fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the craft community.
Kilkenny has long held a distinguished reputation for its excellence in craftsmanship within Ireland. We take great pride in being designated as a World Crafts Council City and Region of Craft in 2020, a testament to our rich heritage and commitment to the craft community.
Local Enterprise Office
The role of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is to help stimulate the establishment, development, and growth of small business. The LEO Kilkenny aims to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for your business ideas.
This website has been generously funded by LEO.
Design & Crafts Council
The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has a vision to increase the contribution of craft and design to Ireland, economically, socially and culturally. They support designers and makers to develop their businesses in a sustainable way and promote the benefits of crafts and design to society.