Castlecomer is a former coal mining town. One of the main attractions is the Castlecomer Discovery Park. It is set in the former gardens and stable yard of the Wandesforde Estate, visitors to Castlecomer Discovery Park can enjoy both indoor and outdoor experiences including tree top adventure walk, climbing wall and woodland trails. It is also a popular spot for crafts people from those creating individual sculptures to one-off commission pieces such as engagement rings. Only a 15 minute drive from Kilkenny City, it is worth a visit.
Andrew hand builds forms using white earthenware clay and decorates them with coloured slips. Each one is a unique piece of art in its shape and decoration. His work is influenced by the indigenous arts of Africa and the Americas.
His distinctive geometric/three dimensional range is crafted from precious metals and set with natural gemstones, especially Tahitian “black” pearl and diamond. Commissions are welcome at his workshop, located at the Castlecomer Estate Yard.
He has over 10 years experience in making one-off commission pieces such as engagement rings and unusual individual items of jewellery. He takes your idea from concept to finished article with his unique design style and skill base.
Stone carver Aileen-Anne Brannigan works with locally quarried Kilkenny Limestone and Black Marble, creating individual sculptures, commemorative pieces and carved stone bowls designed to enhance any setting.
Creamery House is an 18th century Georgian house located in the centre of the town of Castlecomer in County Kilkenny. Originally built in approx.1750 by the Wandesforde family who lived on the eastern side of the Deen river which flows through the town. Creamery House became dilapidated over the years but has now been extensively restored.
Don't miss an opportunity to play this fantastic 18 hole, beautifully designed golf course with breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. The course is set in a 200-year-old forest of elevated beauty, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. With new developments of this course completed in 2003, the new layout has been uniquely designed and well received by all players.
Rosemarie creates exquisite hand thrown stoneware tableware which is more reminiscent of china than pottery. The soft hues of Rosemarie Durr Pottery are subtle, yet distinctive and fit into every home and lifestyle.
Explore Castlecomer Discovery Park, set in a spectacular 80 acre woodland. The Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Nibble on delicious treats in the award winning café, visit the fascinating multi-media mining museum and splash about in our pedal boats while taking in the beautiful scenery and natural settings of the park. Find yourself vanishing into the world of creative arts and craft workshops and experience first-hand the detailed craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece, while fighting the temptation to purchase 1, 2 or 10 pieces!!