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The Claypipe Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sep 12, 2018
“Mr R.S & Mrs L.J Hall”
May 10, 2018
“Not to be missed”
Discover the fascinating history of pipe making in Knockcroghery. Enjoy a free demonstration using traditional tools.Browse the interesting photographs and memorabilia. Beautiful local crafts.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Main Street | Knockcroghery Village, Roscommon, Ireland
+353 90 666 1923
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience for someone who occasionally smokes a pipe. I will be taking my clay pipe home dipping the end in Brandy and giving it a go. Great historic knowledge by the owner who was more than happy enough to pass it on....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rrichtadvisor
Reviewed May 10, 2018

If you have any interest in history this is a must. Clay pipes turn up in old buildings and digs all over the world. Anyone who knows about them can tell by shape etc age and where they came from. Ethel Kelly who owns the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ethel K, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit Michael!

Reviewed July 5, 2017

While visiting the Roscommon area, we were told a bit about the tradition of smoking clay pipes. Our heritage is Irish and I remembered by mother telling me my grandmother smoked a clay pipe, but I never knew the custom. We wanted to know more...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kate L
Ethel K, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Hi Kate Delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Ethel

Reviewed September 21, 2016

Well worth a visit. Just a short drive from Roscommon or Athlone town. Find out how the clay pipes were and are made. Learn some of the history not only of the clay pipe but of the village of Knockcroghery as well. Find a "Bog...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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ajo123, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit Mick! Ethel

Reviewed March 25, 2016

We came here to see how the clay pipes are made and had to report back to friends in London who asked us to specially visit and get them a particular pipe/

Date of experience: June 2015
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ajo123, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed January 20, 2016

Friendly staff, very good location, fantastic selection of items with a good historical pedigree and all quite reasonable priced

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank atoltoetox
Reviewed January 15, 2016

We had visitors over from England and stopped off in Knockcroghery on the main road from Athlone to Roscommon. My father, who is in his 60's was particularly impressed. The welcome you get from the owner is second to none. The history of the claypipe...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank John W
Reviewed August 22, 2015

set in a lovely village and had a nice lunch there also, it was easy to find and very interesting to go though! we found old pictures of the area in our travels!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Andy M
Reviewed July 28, 2015

A small interesting and informative exhibition of the history of Knockcroghery pipe making. The highlight of the visit was seeing the proprietress make a clay pipe in the traditional way using the tools of the 1800's. She was friendly and welcoming and we came away...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great for wedding presents and/or an interest in local Irish History in Knockcroghery. Knockcroghery was renowned for making the claypipe.

Date of experience: June 2015
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