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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
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
Thank Michael A
Ethel K, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018
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
Delighted that you enjoyed your visit!
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
ajo123, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 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
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