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Michael Quirke - Wood Carver

Wine Street, Sligo, Ireland
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Early Michael

We first visited Michael in May, 1971 when we were driving from Shannon to Derry with my folks (Who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brendan D
Cornelius, North Carolina
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Absolute Highlight of Sligo

Drove from Dublin in the East to Galway in the West, South of Galway to the Cliffs of Moher and the... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
Kaytee I
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Wine Street, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited Michael in May, 1971 when we were driving from Shannon to Derry with my folks (Who hadn’t been home to Ireland since 1947), We stopped for lunch in Sligo town and came upon the Quirkes butcher shop while strolling the street. Michael...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Drove from Dublin in the East to Galway in the West, South of Galway to the Cliffs of Moher and the small beautiful village of Quilty, North of Galway to Sligo .. exploring as much as possible and enjoying every second. We happened upon the...More

Thank Kaytee I
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Not only a craftsman, but an unstoppable storyteller as well. A friendly and positive Sligoman. Connecting history, mythology and Irish humour to his woodcarvings and the other way around. One of the few men keeping stories alive. It's not easy to leave, you will surely...More

Thank siejoepuntnl
Reviewed February 24, 2017

It would be a shame to visit Sligo and miss some experiences...standing on a bridge watching the Garavogue slip by, taking a pint at Hargadon's, or watching Michael carving his own twist on local folklore into local woods in the old local butcher's shop.

Thank Brian Y
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We just happened to ask someone at Sligo Abbey for suggestions about what to do in Sligo. She recommended stopping in this shop - so glad we did!! It was a highlight of our trip. Mr. Quirke talked with us for over an hour about...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Michael is an artist who carves wood. His pieces reflect the history of Ireland, the Sligo area and WB Yeats (amongst others). Every piece has a story and either historical or piece of literature associated with it. Michael explains the piece in detail. He is...More

Thank bhmvol
Reviewed May 11, 2016

So different to see something being made in front of you! He is very relaxed and chatting away while he works!

Thank Clar61
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went into the shop and were warmly greeted, Micheal found the time to talk with my young boys and they left with a Wee gift and a big smile... THANK YOU !!!

Thank Mitchel F
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Michael Quirks is an amazing artist and bard. We stopped at his shop and I was lucky enough to purchase a beautiful piece, The Girl of Many Gifts. Not only did Mr. Quirks take the time to tell us the stories, he hand wrote the...More

2  Thank Sheila F
Reviewed October 16, 2015

A visit with Michael is a must if you find yourself in Sligo. Be sure to allow plenty of time... you don't want to rush the experience. Relax and enjoy his stories and humor as he creates legends before your eyes. I first met Michael...More

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