Bennettsbridge

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 writer, photographer and farmer of Zwartbles sheep. Grab a good coffee and engage with the locals for a real rural experience.

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Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established by Nicholas Mosse in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware. The Nicholas Mosse Irish Country Shop has been created to offer the ultimate experience to the pottery’s many fans: a complete range of every shape and pattern sits side by side with loads of bargain priced ‘seconds quality’ pottery. The shop, in an old stone mill, on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge and is open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm and Sunday 1:30 - 5pm. The cafe serves terrific tea, coffee, scones and light lunches using simple local ingredients from Nick's cousin in the mill across the river....truly local! Nicholas Mosse is more than just a business - it’s a love affair.

Nore Valley Camping

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

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norevalleypark.com

Our family run site is located in a quiet, peaceful valley overlooking the River Nore. We have beautiful wooden lodges, a total of 35 Caravan Sites and 35 Tent Pitches on site with Free showers and hot water. A high standard of cleanliness is priority throughout the site and amenities with no noise or socialising after midnight. Situated on an open farm, patrons have free access to the farm and children are encouraged to assist in animal feeding along with numerous fun activities throughout the day.

The Little Mill Company

The Little Mill Company, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 7399

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http://thelittlemill.ie/

The Little Mill is owned and managed by the Mosse Family. Stretching back seven generations, the family have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny. When you have been handling, milling and selecting wheat for that long, you’re not only knowledgeable but passionate about it, and that passion is evident not only in their milling but when creating their baking mixes. We produce our Stoneground Wholemeals at the Little Mill in Bennettsbridge. The mill has a long history and is the only commercial mill of its kind still in operation.

Zwarbles Ireland

Maidenhall, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8245219

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zwartblesireland.com

The Zwartbles Ireland Blankets & Travel Rugs are woven to a traditional weight and have four white stripes which represent the Zwartbles sheep distinctive white markings. The twin narrow stripes represent the legs white socks which stop before their knees or hocks. The one broad stripe represents the distinctive white face blaze from poll to muzzle. The single white stripe represents the tip of the Zwartbles undocked tail.

Aard Oakleigh

Ballyredding West, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727388

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https://aardoakleigh.com

June has been welcoming guests for over 10 years and has had visitors from all four corners of the globe. She is a Bennettsbridge local and her family has lived here for generations. June is full of knowledge of the local area and the best things to see and do while you enjoy your stay with us.