Businesses throughout Kilkenny have joined forces to open an online Christmas market, Ireland’s first county-wide online Christmas shop. Coordinated by Kilkenny Tourism, the market is set to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all seasonal gifts this Christmas.
The virtual market is a retail platform for all Kilkenny Tourism members and is championing the many retailers, craft makers, restaurants, hotels and food and drink producers in Kilkenny this Christmas by bringing customers’ favourite shops and gifts straight to their doors this season.
Here, you’ll find a variety of gifts from Kilkenny’s best loved and renowned craft makers, including stunning, bespoke cut glass pieces from Jerpoint and Duiske Glass; hand-crafted pottery to upgrade any home with the Nicholas Mosse gift range; and the ultimate selection of jewellery, knitwear and china under one ‘virtual’ roof in Kilkenny Design Centre’s online store.
For shoppers who want to send a loved one a gift of ‘something to look forward to’, the market offers a range of vouchers from hotels all over the county. Although they may be closed right now, all hotels are offering gift vouchers online for that long awaited weekend or midweek break.
For your convenience, all featured retailers are offering a collection and/or delivery service. In addition, a number of promotional offers will be run by many of the businesses over the coming weeks, including a ‘Black Friday Blitz’ on November 27th, where shoppers can avail of exclusive online discounts.
Commenting on the market, Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism, Brian Tyrell said; “Kilkenny Tourism is delighted to launch Kilkenny’s first online Christmas market. Now is the time we must champion our local retailers and shop local this Christmas. This online market is a direct response to the current lockdown and the increased reliance on online shopping this Christmas. We are looking forward to giving businesses a welcome boost in trade during the busy shopping season ahead.”
For the full selection of gifts, check out the market here.