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MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre


Shopping in Kilkenny at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre Kilkenny
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Shopping in Kilkenny at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre Kilkenny

MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping centre in the south east. Located in the heart of Kilkenny City beside the train station, it is home to many of the top high street brands such as Dunnes, Next, River Island, TK Maxx, Carraig Donn, Jack & Jones, Only, Name It, Regatta, Pamela Scott, Champion Sports, Field's Jewelers,  Eason, K-Bowl and H&M. MacDonagh Junction is also home to Boots, Art it Drop in studio, Carphone Warehouse, Peter Mark Hairstylists, Boston Barber, Flair Beauty Boutique, Fujifilm , Claire's accessories, Sky TV services, The Sweet Factory, St Canices Credit Union, Jump Juice, Sketchers and the Foroige Drum Youth Centre.


Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Facilities and Services

Services in the Centre include free Wi-Fi at Workhouse Square, free wheelchair and buggy service as well as battery start in the car parks. The Centre has modern and spacious baby changing areas as well as a new baby feeding room for any Mums who would like some privacy and  public toilet facilities which are completely accessible for all users.  The car park has spaces for 1,100 cars and costs €2 for 3 hours. Dunnes also offer the first hour free when you spend €10. 

The main eating area is known as The Workhouse Square. This is a covered outdoor space made up from the beautifully restored former Famine Workhouse buildings with access from the main street via the Hebron Road and also from the shopping mall itself. The restaurants include The Courtyard Bar & Grill, Quigleys, Starbuck, Costa Coffee and O'Brien's Sandwich Bar & Bagel Factory. Eddie Rockets can be found at the main entrance to the Centre. For families and children there are free play areas beside HB Sweet Factory & in Workhouse Square and K-Bowl is the ten pin bowling centre located at the front of the premises.

What Makes Us Unique

The heritage and historical aspects of the restored workhouse buildings, the renovated railway buildings, the famine memorial garden and the Kilkenny time capsule, are unique to MacDonagh Junction, adding further to Kilkenny's rich historical legacy. These aspects are detailed and laid out on a display in Workhouse Square beside Starbucks. 

Awards Received

  • Sceptre Awards 2016 - Runner up for All Ireland Shopping Centre Manager of the Year 
  • Sudocrem Baby Changing Awards 2016 - Winner of the top accolade, a 3 star award
  • LSH Customer Service Audit 2016 - ranked number 1 out of 28 centres across the UK and Ireland
  • Facilities Management Awards 2015 - Finalist for the Excellence in Customer Service Award

Contact Details

Tel: 056 77 77600

Twitter: @MacDonagh
Instagram: @MacDonagh