Kilkenny has a host of craft workshops and design studios hidden throughout the city and county. Our tour takes you on a trip to the very best Kilkenny has to offer.

Home to a vibrant artistic community, Kilkenny is filled with galleries, craft shops and design studios featuring some of Irelands best known designer-makers such as Nicholas Mosse, Jerpoint Glass, and Moth to a Flame candle makers.

This tour features these makers, and more, whose studios are nestled in idyllic surroundings. This gives a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the people behind each beautifully made piece. Watch as these masters of their craft create their goods, and you can even try your hand at making a few pieces too!

 

INCLUDED
Tour Guide Transportation
Pottery Class Meal

 

1

Pickup

Pickup from your Hotel/B&B
2

Moth to a Flame

Moth to a Flame create their candles in a workshop by the river in Bennettsbridge. You can see these candles in production and browse in the adjoining shop, where Glow-Globes and Silkmoth Scented candles to name but a few, are available to purchase.
3

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for its brightly designed ceramic gift & tableware. His Country Shop offers a viewing area where you might see pottery being thrown or decorated and two floors of beautiful pottery, crafts & gifts.
4

The Bridge Pottery

Mark Campden works in the ancient tradition of majolica, creating exquisitely decorated contemporary pieces. Using earthenware clay, tin glazes and his own mixtures of oxide pigments, he paints each piece using highly skilful brushwork techniques.
5

Gus Mabelson

Gus creates a wide range of functional stoneware pieces and large sculptural pieces for the home or garden. His large scale work includes garden planters and bird tables; produced to commission.
6

Jerpoint Glass Studio

For almost 40 years Kathleen and Keith Leadbetter have created a unique collection of Irish handmade glassware from their family run craft studio in Stoneyford. The character and personality of the craftsmen can be seen in each of the handmade pieces that combine everyday functionality with great design. We’ll be able to view a glass-blowing demonstration.
7

Duiske Glass

Duiske Glass is regarded as one of Ireland’s best loved treasures with a wide selection of traditional and modern gifts.

We pride ourselves on our ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. We produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.

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Cushendale Woollen Mill

Cushendale Woollen Mill pride themselves on their ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. They produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.
9

Dropoff

Dropoff back to your Hotel/B&B.

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