About Mount Brandon Self Catering Cottages Ireland’s Ancient East

Quirky Sheep at Mount Brandon Self Catering Cottages IrelandCarmen & Andrea Wenner, two sisters from Germany re-located to Ireland in the late 80’s and have been involved in the tourism industry ever since. In 1998 we saw a gap in the market and decided to build the self-catering holiday cottages in Graiguenamanagh (Ireland’s Ancient East). Mount Brandon Cottages (EIRCODE: R95P046) have been going from strength to strength with many customers returning year after year. In 2013 a purpose-built pottery studio/school completed the offering for our visitors!

Mount Brandon Awards, Recognition & Experience

Mount Brandon Pottery Classes KilkennnyCarmen is a qualified potter with a BA in ceramics. She is registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland and has many years’ experience teaching pottery evening classes. Andrea was involved in running a family B & B before she opened her own business, Mount Brandon Self Catering Cottages. She managed front of house at Waterside Guesthouse and Restaurant in Graiguenamanagh from 1999 to 2018. Mount Brandon Cottages have gained four star approval of Failte Ireland. We have received many excellent reviews from our customers on Trip Advisor.

Partner Logos

Carlow County Development Partnership  Failte Ireland Logo  Craft Council of Ireland Kilkenny Leader PartnershipLEADER LogoNDP LogoEuropean LogoEnvironment Community and Local Government “This project was part funded by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas”.


Most of the photographs on our website are our own, but we would like to thank Outdoor Tourism ProjectJason Baxter, Ed Murphy, Izabel Pennec-Murphy & Ken Maye for making their pictures available to us, we really appreciate it!