Special Interest Shopping in Wexford

Craft Shopping

Ceadogan Rugs in Wellington Bridge in Wexford make contemporary wall hangings and rugs.  Their showrooms and workshop are set in a restored Wexford farmyard in Barrystown near Wellington Bridge. Even the journey to Barrystown through lush hedgerows and  winding country roads is exciting .Their Rugs which are more Art then Craft are breathtaking in design colour texture and sheer beauty. They have produced a limited edition of Wall Hangings made from the designs of Mainie Jellet ,an Irish Art Deco Artist, which are unique and beautiful. Some of these designs are  stunningly displayed on the wall of the Opera House in Wexford and contribute to making walking up the stairs in that lovely building a special experience www.ceadogan.ie

Bevel Furniture in Poulfur combines traditional furniture making skills with modern design and has a display of their work in Beech Oak and Elm and other hardwoods. Studios and workrooms are close to Ceadogan Rugs. This is a hidden part of Wexford but worth a detour to find these studios.  Combine a visit on the way to Hook Head www.bevelfurniture.com

Annette Whelan just outside Kilmore Quay specialises in stained and hand painted glass. Her shop is open from April to Sept from 10am – 6pm and Oct to Dec from 11am – 5pm. It is closed on Sundays.
Wexford has a tradition of pottery making particularly around Enniscorthy where the tradition dates back 300 years.
Kiltrea Pottery outside Enniscorthy has an unusual range of pottery using local clays.  It is well hidden in beautiful verdant countryside quite close to Enniscorthy.  They have a household range as well as an extensive selection of glazed and unglazed garden pots.  Some of their products are only available in their own shop. www.kiltreapottery.com

Ballyelland Pottery Studio and Shop is in Castlebridge directly off the R74 in a 200 year old converted mill. They have several ranges of hand thrown pottery with beautiful colours www.ballyellendpottery.ie
The Kilkenny Wicklow and Waterford areas which border Wexford are dotted with craft workshops; Nicholas Moss Pottery, Jerpoint Glass and many others are just an hour’s drive away. We have detailed brochures in your house but the websites: www.kilkennytourism.ie  www.visitwicklow.ie  www.waterfordtourism.com all have information about the surrounding counties.

Kilkenny Design Centre is just opposite the Castle in Kilkenny City. It is set in the 18th century Coach House of the Castle with its arched gateway and copper domed clocktower it is a very classy place to shop indeed. It has an extensive range of quality Irish crafts.  Many workshops operate in the Courtyard behind the design Centre and it is interesting to watch jewellery glass pottery and other crafts being made. Part of the Design Centre is its excellent restaurant and café. www.kilkennydesign.com

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