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The Kilkenny Group is a dynamic and progressive Irish-owned retail organisation, synonymous with promoting Irish design and quality Irish craftsmanship, catering for both the domestic and tourist gifts and fashion sector, retailing nationwide under the brands, Kilkenny and Christys

Please be aware due to the large number of applications for each role we will only be contacting the successful candidates. Thank you for your consideration.


Job Profile: PHP Web Developer
Location: Cork City
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Holidays, Pension contribution, laptop, mobile phone, employee discount for retail &  cafes, EAP, Training & Development. 

Kilkenny is home to Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers, and the company has been synonymous with promoting the finest in Irish design for over 50 years. Kilkenny currently have 17 own brand stores, two sister brand shops known as Christy’s and an online store.

The Kilkenny Group currently have a requirement for a PHP Web Developer to join our Technology Team. Working closely with the IT Manager, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise for the implementation of web solutions in support of the company’s digital strategy. You will build, transform and strengthen systems that coincide with enterprise standards, this includes being responsible for managing  and developing back end services, server side logic, database management, ensuring high performance and integration of front-end elements.  In addition, your opinion will be highly sought in order to recommend technical improvements that will continue to maintain our strong brand. 

Technical skills required:

  • Experience with PHP frameworks (Magento platform)
  • Experience working with integrations; REST API’s, including authentication
  • Experience with Web servers and services (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience with front-end technologies and styling such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS
  • Experience with DevOps, LAMP
  • Experience in UI development (Mobile Preferable)
  • Experience implementing and developing plugins for CMS solutions
    • Magento, Opencart & WordPress platforms - nice to have
    • Experience creating and implementing technical specifications
    • Proficient in DOM manipulation
    • Proficient in optimizing web performance
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
    • Knowledge of best practises
    • Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming
    • Knowledge of frontend security, including XSS vulnerabilities, CSRF, CORS and token security (storage and transfer)
    • Knowledge of Node, NPM and webpack - an advantage

 Personal Skills:

  • Motivated
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Good standard of communication, both written and verbal
  • Comfortable liaising with clients
  • Ambition to consistently improve as a developer
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good time management
  • Collaborate and works well within a close-knit team 

Due to the large number of applicants for this role we will only be contacting the successful candidates. Thank you.

C.V.’s to be sent to [email protected]


Role: Supervisor
Contract: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Benefits: Holidays, EAP, Employee Discount, Bonus, Training & Development, Pension.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervisor to join our team Christy’s Killarney in Co Kerry. We are seeking an energetic and passionate individual who wants to work with a team that is dedicated to advancing the customer experience through its brand values.

You will be actively involved in motivating and developing a highly trained sales team to drive sales forward and to achieve store targets. You will play a key role in adapting and applying clear practices and procedures across the store from, logistics, administration, stock management, customer service and cash management.

Key Responsibilities in the role:

  • You will be expected to lead by example in creating an outstanding buying experience for all of our customers.
  • To driving sales through 5 star customer service.
  • To motivate, coach, mentor and encourage the sales team regarding core competencies set down and exceeding KPI targets.
  • To succeed in the role it is imperative that you showcase your initiative in the day to day running of the store.


  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence others.
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Previous management experience an advantage.

Please note due to the large number of applicants for this role we will only be able to contact the successful candidates. Thank you

C.V.’s to be sent to [email protected]


Job Description: Deputy Manager
Location: Heritage Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork.
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Permanent, Full- time
Benefits: Bonus, Gift Card, Employee Discount, Uniform pieces, EAP, Training & Development, Company Pension

About Kilkenny

Kilkenny Shop has been at the forefront of promoting the finest Irish craft and design for over 50 years and is home to Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers. From fashion, knitwear and accessories, to handmade jewellery, dazzling crystal, art, hand-thrown pottery and a wide range of gifts, you can be sure to find some wonderfully designed products at Kilkenny!

About the Role

  • This role is fundamental in adapting and applying clear practices and procedures across the store, from logistics, administration, customer service, stock and cash management.
  • The successful Store Manager will be driven, energetic, genuine and passionate about the Kilkenny brand, with the ability to lead change and shape the future of the store.
  • The Manager will provide leadership, direction and coaching to your team on all aspects of store operations with regard to achieving agreed KPI’s, delivering Kilkenny’s core purpose of a 5- star customer service and truly embedding our values.
  • Strong business know-how and commercial awareness is essential to achieve store budgets. Building and leading our teams to link-sell, upsell, delivering customer service excellence and closing sales is pivotal to the success of a store.

The ideal Manager will demonstrate strong competencies in:

  • Delivering results through strong business acumen, acting decisively and seizing accountability.
  • Engaging today’s talent through building and growing effective teams and holding people accountable.
  • Leading change through innovative thinking and a strong commitment to the future success of Kilkenny.

Please email your cv in the strictest of confidence today to [email protected]

Due to the large number of applicants for this role we will only be contacting 


Role: Full-Time Barista/Restaurant Assistant
Contract: Full-time
Location: Kilkenny City
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Employee Discount, EAP, Holidays, Training and Development,

About the Job

Kilkenny Design Centre is currently seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Barista/Restaurant Assistant to join our team.  This is a full-time job; 5 days rostered over a 7 day period and will include weekend and night time work.

Kilkenny’s reputation and success has been built by our passion for quality coffee, home cooked food and fantastic customer service. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals that know the importance of putting the customer first and will go above and beyond to ensure each customer has a pleasurable shopping experience.


  • We are looking for a barista/catering assistant who has a keen interested in the science and art of making a range of coffees, have a passion for customer service and working in a busy environment.
  • To be comfortable weighing your doses and yields under pressure and willing to learn good free-pour latte art.
  • To offer our customers the highest levels of service, ensuring that their needs are met through asking questions and listening.
  • Take orders and assist customers with any questions or recommendations regarding menus or beverage
  • To encourage ad on sales through link selling, upselling and closing the sale.
  • Continuously communicate, support, provide feedback to your management team
  • You must respond to customers’ requests for cutlery, coffee water etc. in a positive and friendly manner.
  • Comply with current up to date health, safety, hygiene, fire HACCP and security regulations of the company.

Character and personal qualities:

  • Energetic person who is bubbly, enthusiastic, passionate and vibrant.
  • Uses own Initiative by taking the lead, assessing tasks at hand and being independent.
  • Flexible and adaptable to working practises and store needs, being honest, and open.
  • Ability to converse and engage with customers in a natural, warm and polite manner, modelling a positive attitude to their work.
  • Acknowledging, respecting and building rapport with other team members, possessing strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • As part of the interview process you may be asked to come forward for a skills demonstration.*
  • Interested candidates should forward an up to date CV and cover letter, in the strictest of confidence.''

 Please email your cv in the strictest of confidence today to [email protected]

  • Please note due to the large number of applications for this position we will only be contacting the successful candidates.


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