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

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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Our tour guide gave us a wonderful backstory concerning the potter who is the foundation of this establishment--great story. The pottery is lovely, at high end, but reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Winchester, Kentucky

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Louis mulcahy pottery while touring Slea head, we had planned it as my daughter was soo excited to get to make pottery.... But we ran late!!! No problem tho, Maire, I think it was , on the wheel was soo kind and stayed on to show my kids her beautiful skill! Even though we delayed her, she took... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Our tour guide gave us a wonderful backstory concerning the potter who is the foundation of this establishment--great story. The pottery is lovely, at high end, but reasonable prices.

Thank myredcord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The pottery is very nice so I bought a set of 4 goblets, a serving plate and pitcher. They offer worldwide shipping and weighed it and guarantee arrival. Nice cafe to grab a sandwich which was delicious.

Thank MamabirdK
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Stopped by to view the huge selection of pottery and discovered our grandkids could make pottery - with help from Maria, who was very patient with the wheel and explaining the process to them. It takes 30 days to get your piece fired and glazed and we only had 28 days left in Dingle. They said they would try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and my wife visited the pottery workshop where the very friendly woman, Helen, guided her through making a small bowl on a pottery wheel. Very enjoyable stop and the pottery shop has lovely works of art.

Thank kgcon
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I almost never review a shop, but this place really is special. It's just south of Ballyferriter on the Slea Head Drive, about 22 km from Dingle (the long, scenic way) or, if you took the directly road, probably only about 15 km. It's a big shop and studio in a scenic setting on a rise above the ocean. There... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We first bought pottery here 30 year ago and have acquired many fabulous pieces over many visits . It is very pleasing to see the new colours and decoration , especially the fish designs . Visit the local cove too . Wild in in winter !

Thank 817dave
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

What a great location for this pottery shop. The views out to the ocean on a clear day are fantastic. Although it’s great outdoors, you need to check out what is inside. It was hard to choose from the variety of items on 2 floors of their showroom. We managed to select a nice tea pot, wall mirror, serving tray... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I am a collector of pottery and I must say this is one of the best laid out potteries that I have visited.stunning pieces and a lovely coffee shop on site too. Left with a few beautiful pieces.

Thank AdTed
Rochelle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

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.

Thank Ben J

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