The Village of Bennettsbridge, County Kikenny

Bennettsbridge (Droichead Bheinéid) is known as the craft centre of Ireland. The a many excellent potteries, leather works and jewellers in the area. Best known are Nicholas Mosse, Stoneware Jackson and Cestnau Leathers. The Mosse pottery is located in the old Mosse flour mill ( established in 1820). There is an excellent craft shop and cafe, windows to the workshop allow craftsmen working on the pottery to be observed.

The village itself is set on the River Nore half-way between Thomastown and Kilkenny city. The bridge across the river is at the centre of the village. The original bridge was swept away in a flood in 1763

The are some fine pubs, cafes and restaurants in the village, an essential visit during your stay at the Coachouse.

See Bennettsbridge on a map of the area

Interesting link to the Tullaherin Historical Society

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