Welcome to the Kilkenny Design Staycation Hub

It's officially summer staycation season!

We've got you covered with our ultimate guide to the quintessential Irish staycation.

Let's #ChampionGreen and support local this summer.


At the Kilkenny Design Staycation Hub, you will find:

  • Top spotlights for your Irish road trip plus tips and recommendations on family activities and attractions near our stores nationwide.
  • Experience delicious dishes in our at Kilkenny café and restaurant
  • Discover local makers and designers in our 13 Kilkenny stores and two Christy's stores nationwide.

STAYCATION SPOTLIGHT: NASSAU ST

Visit our flagship store at Nassau St during your day trip to Dublin City. Explore our NEW wellness department, enjoy a wholesome lunch and discover local Dublin designers.

STAYCATION SPOTLIGHT: SAMMY'S AT INCH BEACH

The ultimate pitstop along the Wild Atlantic Way. Inch Beach is a surfer's paradise and the perfect spot to enjoy a fun-filled day with the kids. Visit Sammy's Shop & Restaurant for everything from beach essentials and ice cream, to take away coffee and food.

STAYCATION SPOTLIGHT: KILKENNY DESIGN CENTRE

Immerse yourself amidst history and heritage at Kilkenny Design Centre. Enjoy delicious baked goods and dishes at the Food Hall. Explore Kilkenny Castleyard with a guided walking tour and discover local makers at Kilkenny Shop.

STAYCATION SPOTLIGHT: SHANAGARRY DESIGN CENTRE

The perfect pitstop as you begin your journey of Ireland's Ancient East. Shop all your staycation essentials from Regatta Outdoor Range to the NEW kids department. Pick up some tasty treats and a picnic hamper for the many nearby beaches.

PICNIC HAMPERS

Our delicious takeaway Picnic Hampers are a must for day trips this summer. Prepared fresh daily at our our Nassau St, Shanagarry and Kilkenny Design Centre locations.

Includes:

  • A Gourmet Sandwich.
  • A choice of Homemade Sausage Roll, Savoury Scone with apricot jam or a vegetarian Egg Muffin.
  • A choice of Chocolate Brownie, Lemon Drizzle Cake or Chocolate chip cookie.
  • A bag of crisps and choice of hot or cold drink.
  • Adult Picnic Baskets are priced at €15.00 and Kids Picnic Baskets are priced at €7.50.