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Address: Clogher, Ballyferriter, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 66 915 6229
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

At his studio/workshop in Clogher, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula,...

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

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Great pottery

I love this place , usually go to Dingle once a year , and always come here to have a look around , and usually buy something, a great thing you can do and my 4 year old loves it... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place , usually go to Dingle once a year , and always come here to have a look around , and usually buy something, a great thing you can do and my 4 year old loves it , is making your own pottery, and they post it to you when it's been fired and glazed

Thank thepod1981
Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stopped in to purchase mugs with the beautiful Fuchsia design as gifts for special friends....The Shop can arrange for shipping...

Thank Kesh_grammy
Morrison, CO
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lots of traditional & cutting edge pottery. Beautiful glazes and shapes. It doesn't take long to walk thru. The second floor has a cafe that looked like it had good food!

Thank Mtn2Sea
Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have only ever reviewed our hotel stays, so this is the exception. We had been told about the cafe at Louis Mulcahay Pottery so stopped for a visit (it's about 20kms round the lovely Slea Head coastal drive). You walk through the vast shop looking at the wonderful mugs, tea pots, bowls, vases to get to the cafe. I'm... More 

Thank DPIreland
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had heard about Louis Mulcahy from others who had stopped here and we are very glad we did. The shop area downstairs has a working studio along with a few items for sale. Upstairs it's a fabulous showroom with plates, cups, vases, sinks, lamps, masks and so much more. They will ship to the USA and they were very... More 

Thank Richard F
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Louis mulcahy pottery while touring Slea head, we had planned it as my daughter was soo excited to get to make pottery.... But we ran late!!! No problem tho, Maire, I think it was , on the wheel was soo kind and stayed on to show my kids her beautiful skill! Even though we delayed her, she took... More 

Thank Mary G
Winchester, Kentucky
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Our tour guide gave us a wonderful backstory concerning the potter who is the foundation of this establishment--great story. The pottery is lovely, at high end, but reasonable prices.

Thank myredcord
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The pottery is very nice so I bought a set of 4 goblets, a serving plate and pitcher. They offer worldwide shipping and weighed it and guarantee arrival. Nice cafe to grab a sandwich which was delicious.

Thank MamabirdK
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Stopped by to view the huge selection of pottery and discovered our grandkids could make pottery - with help from Maria, who was very patient with the wheel and explaining the process to them. It takes 30 days to get your piece fired and glazed and we only had 28 days left in Dingle. They said they would try to... More 

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and my wife visited the pottery workshop where the very friendly woman, Helen, guided her through making a small bowl on a pottery wheel. Very enjoyable stop and the pottery shop has lovely works of art.

Thank kgcon

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