Blog - Kilkenny Shop

  1. Staycation Essentials: Save Time, Space these Skincare Hacks

    Staycation Essentials: Save Time, Space these Skincare Hacks

    Staycation is the word on everyone’s lips this Summer. There is not a guest house, holiday home, or even a treehouse to be found in Ireland, as many of us embrace Ireland’s getaway spots, and pray the rain will stay away.

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  2. Revive your activewear this summer with Kilkenny Design

    Revive your activewear this summer with Kilkenny Design

    With the last year keeping most of us indoors and away from gym routines, it’s easy to feel demotivated. With the easing of restrictions, the return to gyms, yoga studios and more around the country are sure to put a pep back in your step and get us all excited about reviving our health and fitness routines this summer.

    An easy way to get jazzed about it is by feeling good in your activewear. At Kilkenny design, we are excited to launch a brand collection of activewear brands like Trendy and Bendy, Powercut Clothing, Techmade Smartwatches and Flowstate Yoga Mats. Revive your activewear wardrobe and get motivated with our top picks from the new collection.

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  3. Revive your home with Kilkenny Design this summer

    Revive your home with Kilkenny Design this summer

    Summer is here and so too is the rise of the Irish staycation. Never have so many of us holidayed on our tiny island during the summer months, so expect impromptu callers and surprise visits from family and friends. At least that means we now have the perfect opportunity to splurge on some much-needed updates to our kitchen homeware in prep for a summer filled with sunshine and outdoor living. Here’s hoping!

    Belleek has some beautiful additions to their homeware collection that will elevate any Irish tablescape this summer. Whether you are entertaining outdoors or updating your kitsch essentials, here’s a selection of our customer favourites. 

    Choose from Belleek’s beautiful range of plates that suit all types of dining, from summer BBQs to bottomless brunch. 

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  4. Revive your skincare this summer with Kilkenny Design

    Skincare essentials from Kilkenny Design

    Summer is here and we are very excited about it because we have so many wonderful Irish skincare treats for all skin types. At Kilkenny Design, we take skincare and wellness very seriously, that’s why we have searched high and low to bring you the best of Irish skincare. Everything you need to stay looking and feeling revived and glowing in the Irish sun is available in our wellness department across online and in stores nationwide.

    These Glow Drops from Pestle and Mortar are a fantastic addition to any skincare routine. They add a subtle glow to your face giving you a sunkissed look that won't rub off if you're going for a swim. A perfect alternative to foundation or tinted moisturizer.
    Pestle & Mortar Glow Drops 

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    1. Our most popular gifts for new homeowners

      Gifts for new home owners from Kilkenny Design

      Thoughtful gift ideas for new homeowners.

      So you know someone who has just bought their first home and you’re wondering what to buy them. It can be tricky when some people have a very specific personal style, but you still want to give a thoughtful token as a new home gift to share in the excitement of their new adventure.

      There are a few gifting options for new homeowners that will always be a crowd-pleaser and Kilkenny Design are experts in gifting, so you’re in luck.

      Firstly our new range of gift hampers are a delight for anyone who has just moved into their new home. Each box is specially prepared by our team and has been carefully chosen as we know from experience these are firm favourites from our local makers and designers. 

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    2. Top picks for adventure staycations or relaxing at home

      Activewear for staycations from Kilkenny Design

      Whether you are adventuring to the west coast of Ireland for your staycation or just into the shops for the browse around, comfort is key! We all want to feel stylish and elegant but if you’re chasing after small children or running along a beach, functionality is a must when it comes to fashion choices. That’s why we have curated a list of our favourite and newly launched activewear brands that will keep you feeling chic yet comfortable whatever this summer brings.

       

      Trendy and Bendy 

      Trendy & Bendy create figure-enhancing activewear, with an emphasis on luxury and style. Based in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, their ambition is to create sustainable activewear women feel confident and glamorous wearing not only in the gym but also on the go.

      Trendy &am

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    3. Looking for a treat for someone special?

      Voya giftsets from Kilkenny Design

      Voya is the perfect gift with a touch of luxury.

      We all struggle to find the balance between giving a token gift and giving a gift that someone will genuinely like. That’s why you can never go wrong with a gift from Voya. This year say thank you to someone special with a luxury gift from Voya that doesn’t have to cost you the world. You know they will love it as they unwind to the calm scents and the luxury feel of the products after a hectic school year.

      With a huge range of products to choose from here are some of our favourite gift sets from Voya that we think would put a smile on anyone's face.

      Voya Gift Set Softly Does It, Squeaky Clean 

      VOYA Squeaky Clean Body Wash – 200ml Containing a natural blend of seaweed extracts, essential oils and organ

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    4. Choose the best sunglasses for your face shape this summer.

      Kilkenny Design sunglasses for summer staycations

      Our little island has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and staycations are a trend that is on the rise for the foreseeable future. Whether it’s a hiking tour around the Comeragh mountains in Tipperary, a kayaking trip in West Cork or a wander around the shops in Westport, a summer in Ireland will be well spent. There are some essentials that no matter how light you plan on travelling will be a must for any trip. Sunglasses are one and at Kilkenny Design we have a selection to suit all face types, just in time for the heatwave. Not sure what your face shape is? Look at yourself in the mirror and decide if your face is round, oval square, oblong, or heart. Then take a look at our recommendations below - there are plenty of stylish options to highlight your best qualities.

      Round

      Think - Mila Kunis, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Lawrence Avoid circular frames, unless you want to over accentuate the round shape of your face. Aim for aviator s

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    5. Shop the biggest trend in jewellery with an initial necklace

      Initial Necklace Jewellery from Kilkenny Design

      Feel special every day with these hand-crafted initial necklaces from Irish designers

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    6. Be prepared or prepare to fail - dressing for an Irish summer

      Spring summer collection Kilkenny Design

      How to dress for an Irish summer. Long sleeve dresses, wrap dresses, cardigans, sunglasses and layering are all essential for looking stylish and feeling comfortable this summer in Ireland.

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