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Dingle Peninsula – Making and Painting Your Own Pottery

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Louis Mulcahy

And now, for something completely different. We all know how creative children can be given the chance. How about giving them a lump of clay and letting them transform it into something that you will cherish for years to come?

At Louis Mulcahy’s Pottery at Clogher Head on the Dingle Peninsula your children can do just that. A special room has been set up with a potter’s wheel and assistance and guidance will be provided by the friendly staff.

If you want to take home the master-piece, it will cost you just €4, but you’ll have to let it dry. For just €19.90, the staff will decorate and fire it in the kiln and post it on to you.

You can also learn how the pottery is made from start to finish at the workshop, during July & August they offer fully guided workshop tours. Booking is essential.

Louis Mulcahy’s is open 7 days / all year around.

Address: Clogher Head, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Telephone: +353 (0)66 915 6229
Website: www.louismulcahy.com

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Faoilean Pottery

Just up the road, near Ballyferriter, is Faoileán Pottery. Here Betty Ryan offers the opportunity to paint your own pottery. This is a really fun thing to do!

Choose from small tea sets, sugar bowls, cash boxes or mugs. Paint your own design, maybe a personal message. Betty will then fire it in the kiln and it can be collected later.

Other possibilities: baby’s footprints on a plate – wonderful idea.

Whatever the finished product looks like, it’s guaranteed to be a treasured possession for parents or grandparents.

Suitability: young and old / kid’s birthday parties / hen parties – especially if the weather isn’t great.

Cost: €10 plus, depending on what you want to paint.

Gaeilge: Seo áit iontach chun cúpla focal a leabhairt. Tá an gaeilge ag Betty agus tá sí go h-iontach chun spreagadh a tabhairt go daoine chun é a úsáid.

Address: Ballyferriter West, Dingle
Telephone: +353 (0)66 915 6294

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