Arts and Crafts in South East Ireland

Some of the more famous and interesting arts and crafts in Ireland are to be found in the region.

Probably the most famous is Waterford Crystal which has an excellent visitor centre and show room. Waterford is 25 minutes from the Coachouse.

Other excellent centres include;

  • Jerpoint Glass at Thomastown, (20 minutes)
  • Nicholas Mosse pottery, Stoneware Jackson pottery and Chesneau Leathers all located at Bennettsbridge (30 minutes)
  • Duiske Glass at Graiguenamannagh (10 minutes)
  • Cushendale Woollen Mills at Graiguenamanagh
  • The Kilkenny Design Centre in Kilkenny city (40 minutes)
A Nicholas Mosse milk jug
A panel from the Ros Tapestry, New Ross The Ros Tapestry is located opposite the Dunbrody ship on the Quays in New Ross. The visitor centre features guided tours of a series of tapestries depicting historical scenes from the New Ross area. The tapestries are beautifully presented in baclit panels, showing off the rich colour of the threads to great effect. Well worth a visit.
More photographs of the Ros Tapestry

In the 19th century mass emmigration to America resulted from a series of harsh famines. The ships that carried these people across the Atlantic Ocean were the subject of legend themselves. The Dunbrody tall ship is a working replica famine ship. It is moored at the quays in New Ross, 10 minutes away from the Coachouse. The visitor centre also has a coffee shop and there are lists of the names of families that fled to America at the time .

The Dunbrody replica famine ship, New Ross
Working on the Ros Tapestry, New Ross There are many other crafts to be found, exploring these is one of the joys of a visit to the area. Your hosts at the Coachouse will be pleased to advise you.

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