Q: We will be in Dublin this summer and would like to visit the Nicholas Mosse Pottery Factory in Kilkenny. Can you tell us how to get there and whether they offer factory tours? We have checked their website but it was not helpful.
A: The Nicholas Mosse Pottery Factory ( www.nicholasmosse.com or 011 353 56 27126) has been making beautiful hand-made pottery since 1975 in a former flour mill. Unfortunately, they don’t offer factory tours. However, on the ground floor there are windows where you can look into the factory and watch the pottery making process. There is also a small museum and a coffee shop overlooking River Nore that serves pastries baked fresh daily in their kitchen. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 6PM, and on Sunday from 1:30PM to 5PM.