This is feast for lovers of craft. Call into Larry Kinsella and witness him crafting beautiful candles at Moth to a Flame. Enjoy a cuppa in the restaurant at Nicolas Mosse Pottery Factory before wandering around the pottery shop and observing how this internationally famous pottery is hand crafted. Call into Philip Heiter, a local wood turner, followed by a leisurely stroll along the River Nore.
Suzanna raises her flock of Zwartbles sheep on the family farm in small green fields along the banks of the river Nore in Co. Kilkenny.
Zwartbles - an elegant black sheep (Zwart-Black, Bles-Blaze) originally from Friesland bred for wool, milk and meat. When autumnal colors start appearing everywhere and winter is drawing ever closer so you might like a warm 100% natural Irish wool blanket, or knit yourself a wonderful chocolate woolly sweater with our Zwartbles yarn. From wool grown in grassy small green fields along the river Nore in County Kilkenny.
The old leather belts that still drive the mill stones date back to pre-war times. Our Wholemeal products carry a unique nutty flavour profile and are genuine wholegrain wholemeal’s.
Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledges about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.
Excellent facilities to suit every standard of rider. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Cross Country, Lessons, Riding Holidays, and Children's Summer Camps. Coffee Shop. The Riding Club provides tuition for students at all levels.
A unique experience awaits you! They create their candles in a workshop by the bridge 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
At Team Dynamics Kilkenny you will find a broad range of Team-building activities, physical / non-physical, indoor / outdoor challenges. All our activities are based on the concept of experiential learning.
Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for his 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
Starts from Primary School in Bennettsbridge where parking is available. Distance/Time is approx 4km/1hr. Terrain includes country roads, old laneways, woodland tracks, riverbank. Would suit all levels of fitness. Part of Trail Kilkenny.
Passing through Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Thomastown and Bennettsbridge. This route is a scenic cycling route linking the most historic and culturally significant towns in east Kilkenny. Distance is 64km featuring rolling country roads & laneways.