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

Mulcahy's work is unique and well worth the stop. It has a nice little cafe inside and is a great break on the Slea Head Drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben J
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Rochelle, Illinois
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Rochelle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mulcahy's work is unique and well worth the stop. It has a nice little cafe inside and is a great break on the Slea Head Drive.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This was a lovely find on the marvellous Slea Head Scenic Drive at the end of the Dingle Peninsula. A really well-laid out pottery showroom with some beautifully-designed items, and a lovely coffee-shop with marvellous snacks and lunches, with stunning views through the roof-windows. We'll be back

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Thank John A
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

So - we were doing our Dingle Peninsula drive and I spotted it - Mulcahy Pottery - I screeched - my husband pulled in - I said - won't be a minute - just want to look around... left hubby, son and mother in law in the car - and well - I might have been a tad bit more... More 

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Louis Mulcahy Pottery in July 2015. What a great experience it was. Our group aged 10-50 all enjoyed creating our own little piece of pottery. The expert potter who helped us, permitted each of us to have our own creative flair so all of our pieces were truly unique. We could have taken them home unfired for 5... More 

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Thank Orla G
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Louis Mulcahy Pottery is a must see for anyone visiting Ireland! The pottery is amazing! The shapes and forms and the variety of glazes are exquisite. There is a fabulous cafe upstairs as well! And you must try your hand at creating your own piece of pottery in their "Open Room". You will be guided by a professional potter who... More 

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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A wonderful stop on a whirlwind tour of Ireland. What started out as a pit stop and coffee break ended up a mini shopping trip. I could have easily spent a small fortune in this place! Oh wait I did! I ended up purchasing one of the whimsical masks hanging on the wall. Great piece to remind me of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous pottery! From the more traditional to the fanciful there is something for everyone. Lovely cafe. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

this is a wonderful place to stop along your tour of the Dingle peninsula. The pottery is beautiful, and comes in a variety of colors. I purchased a couple of pieces to use in my kitchen. The pottery makes a great gift.....for yourself or someone else. I thought the prices were very reasonable.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Louis Mulcahy Pottery - Excellent Pottery! We made a stop at the Louis Mulcahy Pottery store and shop on our way from Dingle. We purchased several pottery items and my daughter made her own pottery in the workshop. Just Excellent!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Beautiful pieces in a range of colours, "Guinness like" black and cream, blue, green and red and brown from small tea light holders to 3 feet feature vases, lamps and even sinks! Worth a visit, there is also a small cafe and book shop as well as a range of "Bog Standard" soaps and beautiful linen napkins.

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