About | Original Kildare

Original Kildare is a multidisciplinary craft collective bringing together some of the finest professional designers and craftspeople in County Kildare.

Founded in 2020, the group was set up with the aim of fostering the creativity and exceptional talent of Kildare’s craftspeople and promoting their work to a wider audience.

With a rich and diverse range of work ranging from captivating bog oak sculpture to exquisite glass fused art, Original Kildare’s talented Designers, Creators and Makers are committed to positioning Kildare as a leading destination in Ireland for quality, original handmade craft.


Original Kildare was established through a training programme developed by County Kildare LEADER Partnership and Kildare County Councils Local Enterprise Office.

This project received grant aid from Kildare Local Community Development Committee and support from County Kildare LEADER Partnership financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.


New Members

If you are interested in becoming a member of Original Kildare, please contact us and we will be in touch.