Louis Mulcahy Pottery
Louis Mulcahy Pottery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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. 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.
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Marty M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed the visit to Louis Mulcahy’s shop. I knew of it prior to my four day hike around the Dingle Peninsula. I was glad to come upon it, enjoyed viewing his excellent work, speaking with his staff, and purchasing a couple of items for a quick and safe shipment back to my home in Chicago, USA. I especially liked a display of his work in front of his studio which, I believe, represented ancient Celtic gods and goddesses.
Written October 6, 2022
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Nicholas P
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We were directed by our B&B operator as the place that makes all the ceramic for the B&B. We were not disappointed. There was an extensive collection of pieces to choose from in multiple different colours, styles, shapes, and sizes. We were disappointed that we did not have the capability of bringing more home with us other than a couple of small pieces. The pieces so far have been one of the first things that our guests ask us about they are seen on the counter or table. An excellent way to add colour. Contrast, or just something interesting to your home
Written July 23, 2023
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kirkgirl
Ireland409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
We return to Dingle a couple of times a year and always call into this shop on our visits. Over the years we have collected a good deal of pottery from here and love to see what new items have been added to the collections. The sale items of slight seconds are terrific value. I would love to buy one of the really giant pottery masks - it's on the list if I ever win the lottery! Also a lovely little cafe has been added here in recent years which can provide a welcome cuppa and a snack on a wild blustery day! Not to mention bathroom facilities featuring their lovely pottery sinks....
Written January 5, 2013
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Julie L
Melbourne, Australia1,375 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Expected a great variety to cater for visitors/ tourists but found the floor stock quite pedestrian. Good location with a small coffee shop attached
Written November 22, 2019
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dingle056
Bombala, Australia54 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Unfortunately, my experience wasn't the greatest. Staff were very disinterested in service, lacked smiles and personality.
It's a shame, because the pottery was exquisite and we were going to purchase more, however decided to leave instead.
Written September 14, 2019
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JackieMD1
Orlando, FL130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We were suggested to visit this pottery shop. The drive there from Dingle is just beautiful. Shop has lovely pieces, a little pricey, Bought a beautiful mug for $20.
Written July 27, 2019
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mc03
Danville, PA58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
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 us back in the US. It only takes about 10 minutes, and you have a unique souvenir to bring home!
Written July 22, 2017
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Acohalan
Cork, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Hi, we were in Dingle on a misty windy day. During the drive around Slea Head we went into Louis Mulcahy. Even though we had not booked and the lady who does the pottery making with the youngsters was due to finish she very kindly stayed on to fit in our two(12 &10). They really enjoyed it and can't wait to get their own original pieces delivered to them . The shop itself has lovely pieces and the cafe has lovely home made cakes - special mention has to go to the lemon squares. A lovely family experience.
Written April 3, 2015
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kfransom
georgia119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We loved Dingle and happened on this potter. There is always something special about bringing home a handmade piece of art. There was a large inventory, lovely designs and everything was well displayed. Something here for every pocketbook. If you don't want to hand carry back a small piece, there is shipping available. Want an even more original piece, make your own. Have lunch, a cup of tea or just browse. Once you return home, your purchase of" a little bit of Ireland" will envelope you with memories of a day not to be forgotten.
Written February 9, 2015
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Jack_Cara
Los Angeles, CA263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We were staying in Dingle and did the Slea Head drive. One of our friends who had vacationed in Dingle had told us that we must go to Louis Mulcahy Pottery and have our daughter make some pottery.

I was expecting a small workshop and not much else. Boy was I surprised and delighted when we drove up and went in to the shop! If you want to make some pottery, call ahead and make a reservation. We did not, but the staff was great at making the time to work with our daughter. The staff also took the time to talk about what it takes to create these works of art(there is a nice video on youtube with Louis Mulcahy)

I will admit, in the past, I have not been really interested in pottery, but there are so many different items and they were all lovely. My wife bought a vase and it is such a great reminder of our trip to Ireland.
My mother bought several items, including a floor lamp. The staff did a great job packing everything and having it shipped back to the states.

If you are doing the Slea Head drive, make the time to stop and at the very least, have beverage and nice treat from the cafe. It is well worth a visit.
Written August 30, 2014
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