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Louis Mulcahy Pottery

Clogher, Ballyferriter, Ireland
+353 66 915 6229
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Gorgeous spot with beautiful pottery

Stopped for some tea and snacks on the drive. Left warmed by tea, full of scones, and with a... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Kelly M
Try before you buy

I was tempted with a beautiful hand thrown mug but was encouraged up to the cafe before having a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
william b
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At his studio/workshop in Clogher, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, Louis Mulcahy designs and makes the very best Irish craft Pottery in robust stoneware and exquisite fine porcelain. Louis Mulcahy has been potting for over forty years. The last of the big potteries making all their pottery exclusively in Ireland, his workshop and its sister companies in weaving and lampshade decoration have grown from his and his wife Lisbeth's original two-man operation to employ over twenty people. Pottery Experience At our pottery we have an area dedicated to those visitors who wish to experience the craft for themselves. A professional thrower can be seen going through the daily routine of throwing pots. This person will deal with all the questions that may arise pertaining to the process and even allow visitors try their skill at making a shape. Learn how the pottery is made from start to finish - during the Summer (July & August) we offer fully guided workshop tours. (Pre-booking essential). This gives visitors an interesting break on their Slea Head tour. “Brilliant service & make your own pot experience was excellent” - Sara Marcozi, UK
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clogher, Ballyferriter, Ireland
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+353 66 915 6229

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Stopped for some tea and snacks on the drive. Left warmed by tea, full of scones, and with a shipment of pottery heading back to the United States. Ended up purchasing candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, a teapot, and a mug. It's now been more...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I was tempted with a beautiful hand thrown mug but was encouraged up to the cafe before having a chance to peruse the wide array of pots My tasty latte arrived in exactly the colour hue and shape I had been eyeing up downstairs. So...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Could have spent the entire day browsing through the showroom, however it was a short stop on our drive through. Found a beautiful set of cups and saucers! Alas, the cost of international freight far outweighed the desire to own them. Didn't want to chance...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Our hotel had a display of Louis Mulcahy Pottery in the lobby so we were on the lookout for this shop/cafe when we did our driving tour of the peninsula. You will see signs well before you arrive and some interesting clay mask/sculptures greet you...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Wonderful shapes and colours but the highlight must surely be the opportunity for children to get "hands on" with the one-to-one guidance of a patient expert tutor. The coffee shop is very good too.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We stopped in here for the make your own pottery. There is an expert who sits at the wheel with you and teaches you how to work the clay. My son made a nice vase; we opted to have it fired, glazed, and shipped to...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My long suffering husband knows the drill at this stage- he gets brought to carry the bags out . I have been collecting this pottery since we got engaged in 1994 and it's lovely to add the different shapes and colours . It's also quite...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Gorgeous pieces of pottery that function well too! From dinnerware to lamps and vases there is a wide range of colors to choose. The problem is limiting yourself to one! A friend of mine that lives in the area owns many pieces that she has...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I come here every time I go to the Dingle Peninsula! Beautiful pottery and local artisans. They will even ship your items home for you. Staff is very friendly!

Thank Robyn P
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

I had a guided tour of the pottery which was very interesting indeed. I saw all the processes involved . The pottery for sale is really beautiful, unique shapes and glazes.

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workoutgal
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Hi, Thanks for your query. We only look after the café end of things in the workshop so I don't have the details you're looking for. Unfortunately this forum doesn't allow me to include a website or email address for... More
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