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“Art for the soul.”

Louis Mulcahy Pottery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
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“Art for the soul.”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I think there is nothing quite like driving through the countryside and actually coming across a pottery place or an art gallery or shop dedicated to art. Thats what I love about Ireland and of course Co. Kerry in general. And to stumble upon probably one of the best known pottery shop in the country made my heart beat with joy.
I love pottery and have a passion for it. Louis Mulcahy Pottery is located in the ideal location for that artistic streak and makes all visitors and customers see the connection between the pottery and the surrounding area. Beautiful lamps , plates, mugs, candle holders and so many different household items allow you to connect with the beauty of the pottery with the wildness of Kerry. I love Mulcahy's style and work and think that he is a talented potter and artist. His designs are rugged and beautiful like the countryside of Dingle. I bought a few items and I am well pleased how they fit into my home. There is a lovely cafe here to chill and to eat too, really nice addition ,for contemplating over the artistic pottery pieces.

Visited October 2013
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Murphy, North Carolina
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“Great Place For Art”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had a chance to attend an open house at the shop and it was outstanding! A must visit when you are in Ireland!

Visited September 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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“winter shopping trip”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

lovely welcome,picked up lovely canles holders for my recently redecorated sitting room
fushia and white design
great choice and stunning views

Visited December 2013
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Westchester County, New York
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“Excellent with the annual November (yea shoulder season) sale!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Lous Mulcahy Pottery Center where we picked up a few quality items (including some minutely imperfect and virtually undetectable seconds) at very strong discounts.

I'm not sure we'd have made any of the same purchases in high season, but there are many distinctive advantages to taking a path (or time) less chosen and this was decidedly one. For those so inclined , there's an accommodating area in which to catch a bit as well.

Visited November 2013
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“very nice pottery workshop with great cafe”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed right near this pottery store/workshop/cafe for a week and finally visited it on one of our last days. It was well worth stopping in, the pottery is beautiful as are some of other things they sell, like the scarves, wall hangings, and jewelry. The cafe is nice and smells delicious! Staff were friendly and helpful. There was a lovely donkey hiding behind the hedge across the street, braying loudly and insistently!

Visited September 2013
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