The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. DCCoI's activities are funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.

In collaboration with partner organisations, DCCoI convened Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.

Our History

The Crafts Council of Ireland, now trading as the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, was established in 1971. Key dates in our history can be viewed in our Annual Report.

Our Role, responsibilities and functions

The roles within the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland can be viewed on our 'What We Do' page.

Our Governance

The Board of Directors of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is made up of both Ministerial nominees and elected members. The Board of DCCoI is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and to ensuring that the principle of value for money is applied throughout all the organisation’s activities, in order to generate ongoing return on investment of the funds provided to us through Enterprise Ireland. The warrant of appointment to the Board of DCCoI is issued by the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and lasts for 3 years, exactly the same term as the design and craft representatives elected at the AGM by our membership organisations. Meet our Board Members here.

Our Team

Meet the DCCoI team here and find the relevant person for your query.

Our Strategic Plans

Publications outlining the strategic plans of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland over a stated period of time are available here.

Our Annual Reports

Annual Reports published by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland are available here.

Our Location and Contact Details

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland offices are located right beside the National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, which is opposite Kilkenny Castle.

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland.
See the team email contacts list here.
Main Telephone Line: +353 56 776 1804
For a direct line, find the relevant person to contact and their direct line here.

Our Service Charter

Read our Service Charter here.