A feast for lovers of craft
Bennettsbridge is a picturesque village located along the River Nore just ten minutes drive from Kilkenny city.
This truly creative hotspot has attracted artisan craft masters including Nicholas Mosse Pottery and Rory Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass. Based nearby is Larry Kinsella who crafts beautiful vibrantly coloured candles at Moth to a Flame.
If you enjoy a good walk, there is arguably no finer walk than ‘O’Gorman’s Loop’. Alternatively stroll up the ‘Annamult Road’ for a kilometer until you arrive at Nore Valley Park’s Open Farm where the little ones can get up close and personal with the newborns, bottle feeding is a pure delight. Bring a picnic or try some sumptuous home bakes or maybe take a trailer rides, crazy golf, maze and go-karts.
On the way you will pass ‘Maiden Hall’ family seat of renowned essayist Hubert Butler and now home to Suzanna Crampton, photographer, farmer of Zwartbles sheep and author of runaway success ‘Bodacious, Cat Shepherd’. Grab a good coffee in the village and engage with the locals for a real rural experience.