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Nicholas Mosse Pottery

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Address: Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 56 772 7505
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established in 1976 and it is situated on the...

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established in 1976 and it is situated on the banks of the River Nore in a renovated mill just sout of Kilkenny City. See how we make it, view and buy from our complete range of shapes and patterns. Watch swans glide by in our riverside mill shop, where potters, bargains, great customer service and cups of tea are always at hand.

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Every trip to Ireland includes a visit here!

I have been using/collecting the Landscape pattern by Nicolas Mosse for the last 18 years and when I visit Ireland, we always drive to the pottery store to buy more! Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethany H
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been using/collecting the Landscape pattern by Nicolas Mosse for the last 18 years and when I visit Ireland, we always drive to the pottery store to buy more! Be sure to look through the stock downstairs and the seconds upstairs. The quality and craftsmanship cannot be matched. Every single time we visit, we have had sincere and exceptional... More 

Thank Bethany H
Susan M, Owner at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Bethany, So glad to hear your remarks about our shop. We're totally proud of all our staff and I'll let Seamus know your gratitude! Thanks for your post, Susan More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of a long walk from Kilkenny city, along the Nore River we were delighted to see Nicholas Mosse in the distance. The cafe in this lovely old building is just fantastic. We were starving after the walk, and got delicious food, served by lovely staff. We asked the lady in the shop about getting a taxi back... More 

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Susan M, Owner at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, responded to this review

We're delighted you had such a good time in Kilkenny! Thanks for posting. More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This pottery studio is well worth a visit if you are staying in Kilkenny or nearby. It is in a beautiful location on the river bank. They offer great viewing stations of the potters at work and there is a fantastic selection of seconds available to buy. We also enjoyed a lovely quiche and cake in there cafe

Thank Shane D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

The pottery is in a former flour mill on the river south of Kilkenny. You can watch the pottery being made and decorated. There is also a cafe where you can get tea, coffee, baked goods and light lunches. The pottery is traditional Irish sponge ware. While the throwing of the pots and finishing with brush strokes is highly skilled... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

I love visiting Nicholas Mosse. Such a wonderful variety of pottery on offer. All very tempting indeed. A few liberations may have occurred...

1 Thank Teresa C
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

charming quaint and rather pricey -- but fun to look around. The staff was very welcoming and anxious to help in any way--to ship back to the states--can't handle the heaviness of the purchases on the plane-- I bought a few pieces--just will wait for delivery soon

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A must do trip while visiting Kilkenny! A meandering drive through a scenic route will lead you here! Beautiful pottery, made on site, ability to view the crafters at work! The second floor contains exactly that! Seconds! Discounted with slight imperfections not always visible to the eye! The cafe is a hidden gem with some of the tastiest food around!... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

in passing bennetsbridge we stopped of at the nicholas mosse and was a nice display off pottery and could see how it was painted. it was abit pricely even in the seconds.

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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pottery. The designs are colourful, varied and there are all sizes and shapes of plates, bowls, dishes, lamps on offer. It is expensive...even for seconds but it is a unique product. You can watch the potters at work and then you can see why the pottery is expensive. It is very labour intensive. If you want a gift for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Brought my elderly mother here for a cup of coffee. The cafe is small but very pleasant. Access is by lift so suitable for people with mobility problems. The staff are also very helpful and will carry items to your table in this self service cafe. We just had coffee and pastries but the salads & quiches looked good. I... More 

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