Moth to a Flame

                                                                                        Handmade candles


                                                                                            Larry Kinsella 


About Us

In business since 1999, Moth to a Flame has won a reputation for distinctive textured colourful candles. The candles are designed and handmade by Larry Kinsella in his workshop in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny.


Originally from Co. Wexford, Larry studied food business and worked in the food industry for several years but it was time spent managing a large candle factory that introduced him to chandlery. With an interest and flair for craft and design,  he developed and made a range of candles from the garage of his Kilkenny home and exhibited them at the 1999 Showcase trade fair. The response from trade buyers was so strong that he launched Moth to a Flame and opened a workshop and showroom in Bennettsbridge.


 Locating the company in Bennettsbridge, an area known for high quality craft,  was an important factor in the company’s success, as was joining the Kilkenny Craft Trail and subsequently, MADE in



Since those early days the company has gone from strength to strength and is widely known for innovative and striking designer


Moth to a Flame’s clients include craft shops, hotels, restaurants and churches.

The company also produces commissioned work. Larry’s candles have featured in music videos, films and TV series.


Since 2001 Larry has been designing and making candle displays for weddings. This is a unique service whereby he handcrafts colour themed arrangements for the church and reception. Commissions vary from marquees to registry offices to cathedrals and castles.


In June 2007 the company moved to a larger premises on the Kilkenny side of the bridge where visitors are welcome to watch these special candles being made as they browse in the Moth to a Flame candle shop.





Showroom Opening Times:    Monday to Saturday:   09.00 to 18.00                     

                                                 Open on Sundays in November & December - 12.00 to 17.00


Our showroom and viewing gallery is open to visitors who want to come and see our candles being made. For directions and a map click here.



Moth to a Flame Candles, Kilkenny Road, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

www.mothtoaflame.ie      Tel: +353 (0) 56 7727826       Email: mothtoaflamecandles@gmail.com