Craft Shops and Art Galleries on The Dingle Peninsula
Siopaí Ceardaíochta agus Dánlanna

The Dingle Peninsula has become home to many of Ireland's finest craftspeople and artists. There are numerous workshops and craft outlets where the visitor can buy locally made pottery, crystal, jewellery, sweaters, linen, and traditional Irish musical instruments.


CRYSTAL  Criostal




e-mail:
info@dinglecrystal.com
website :
www.dinglecrystal.com
Dingle Crystal Ltd.
Workshop & Studio
Green Street,
Dingle
Tel/Fax: + 353 (0) 66 9151550

Hold a piece of Dingle Crystal in your own hands and you'll know why it is different. From the weight of the glass to the individually hand cut design, from the signature on the bottom to the sharpness and depth of the cuts, like the town it calls home, Dingle Crystal is one of a kind, and in a myriad of choices, it is a unique and luxurious exception.

From The Master's Hands sums up everything about Dingle Crystal and its founder Sean Daly. Every piece is designed, cut, signed and sold by this master craftsman, guaranteeing a unique and individual piece of Crystal to each of his customers. Having qualified as a master craftsman with Waterford Crystal, Sean and his wife Liz came to Dingle, County Kerry in 1998. An area famous for its rich heritage of craft and tradition, Sean took inspiration from his new home and transformed it to create a breathtaking collection of crystal giftware using Celtic themes. With six different and distinct patterns, Sean has become renowned for the quality of his work and in particular for his Celtic knots and circles.

Visitors to the Dingle Crystal shop on Green Street, Dingle can view a stunning array of glassware from bowls to glasses, from candlesticks to vases, be it a personalised and exclusive wedding gift, a special present or simply a luxurious souvenir of your trip to Kerry, Dingle Crystal is a treasure trove for all.


JEWELLERY Seodóireacht




Green Street shop



Workshop at The Wood

website :
www.briandestaic.com

e-mail:
info@briandestaic.com

Brain de Staic Jewellers
Green Street and The Wood
Dingle
Tel: +353 (0)66 91 51 298
Fax: +353 (0)66 91 51 832

Brian de Staic, Ireland's leading goldsmith and award winning jeweller, over 40 years designing and creating distinctive Celtic and Contemporary Jewellery.
"I am intrigued by the opportunity to design using the most inspiring landscape and the wonderful tradition of the Celtic World"
Brian de Staic crafts his jewellery according to the age-old traditions of the Celt. Inspired by the intricate artwork of the Book of Kells, and the wild and magical beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, every piece of jewellery is made individually, each ring, pendant, brooch or bracelet is a miniature work of art.
"Brian de Staic and his workshop reproduce miniature examples of Celtic art in gold and silver".

The Financial Times May 9/10, 1992

The Ogham Collection is our best selling range.
"Among the most interesting of the craftspeople who sell their wares here (Dingle) is jeweller Brian de Staic. One very appealing item he fashions is an unusual silver necklace the shape of an Ogham stone with your name inscribed in the strokes of that Ancient Language"

Frommer's Travel Guide

Our workshop in Dingle is one of the largest jewellery manufacturing workshops in Ireland. We have a brilliant in- house team of skilled jewellers, all trained by Brian himself. This wealth of talent, skill and experience provides a comprehensive range of handcrafted Jewellery, including Wedding and Engagement rings, Claddagh Jewellery and the Brian de Staic Collections. Some of the many awards:
  • Winner of the Business Award by Údaras na Gaeltachta Gradam Gnó na Gaeltachta - Award presented to Brian and Mairead in a special live TV Ceremony.
  • Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year at the Business as Gaeilge Awards.
  • Presented with a Special Award at the Kerry Fashion Week for his contribution to design Locally, Nationally and Internationally.




John Weldon Jewellers
Green Street,
Dingle
Tel/Fax: +353 (0) 66 9152522
website :
www.johnweldonjewellers.com
e-mail:
celticjewellery@eircom.net

John Weldon is an Irish goldsmith of distinction. His handcrafted Celtic jewellery beautifully reflects the quality and workmanship of the ancient style that inspires him.

John's unique designs are wrought in gold and silver featuring the finest Celtic knotwork.

welsdon john-working (12K)Take some time to browse our exclusive range of pendants, bracelets, earrings and watches. For your big day we have elegant engagement rings and wedding bands both handcrafted and custom made. Here you will find a collection of jewellery inspired by such cultural heritage as the Book of Kells and other museum artefacts.

John Weldon Jewellers is a family business established in Dingle since 1997.

CERAMICS
Criadóireacht








website :
www.sineadloughceramics.com

e-mail:
sineadlough@hotmail.com
SINÉAD LOUGH
Baile na nÁth, Baile na nGall
Tel: 066-9155787

Opening Hours:
The workshop is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday - Saturday
However if you are making a special trip it is a good idea to phone ahead to make sure I'm there, especially during January/February.

Sinéad Lough is a ceramic artist based in the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. She makes handthrown functional pottery and other decorative items.
Sinéad is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design and, more recently of the Craft Council's Pottery Skills Course in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. She makes functional and decorative hand thrown pieces from her workshop in Kerry and also works to commission.
"I make a range of thrown forms in white earthenware. The shapes are often altered or distorted after throwing and additions such as handles are applied. Surface treatments include a variety of decorative techniques using brightly coloured slips and glazes. The pieces are mostly functional, but are also intended to be fun and playful items."



POTTERY
Potadóireacht




website :
www.louismulcahy.com

e-mail:
dingle@louismulcahy.com
LOUIS MULCAHY POTTERY
Clogher Beach, Ballyferriter.
Tel: 066-9156229
Fax 066-9156366.

Opening Hours:
Summer
Weekdays 9.00am - 7.00pm
Sat. Sun. 10.00am - 7.00pm

Winter
Weekdays 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am - 5.30pm

From Easter
Weekdays 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat. Sun. 10.00am - 6.00pm

Featuring pottery, lampshades, urns and unique pieces. All the pottery is exclusively designed and handmade at the workshop in Clogher. The pottery is particularly noted for the very large scale of its decorative pieces and its enormous range of functional ware. It is also remarkable for its many distinctive and lustrous glazes which were devised and made at the workshop over 35 years of research and work.
At Louis Mulcahy Pottery you can also visit his Visitor Centre where anyone can try their hands on the potter's wheel. Groups welcome by appointment only.

Café Now Open…

Visit Café na Caolóige where you can treat yourself to coffee, cake and delicious snacks at Louis Mulcahy's.

open 7 days all year


IRISH CRAFTS
Séimhcheirdeanna



Leac a Ré
Strand Street
Dingle
Tel: +353 (0)66 91 51 138
This family owned business on Dingle's seafront offers a wide range of gifts, crafts and books of irish interest.


WEAVING
Fíodóireacht



Lisbeth Mulcahy
Siopa na bhFíodóirí
Sráid an Doirín
An Daingean
Co. Chiarraí

Tel: 00353 (0)66 915 16 88

Siopa na bhFíodóirí is the combined studio and retail outlet of Lisbeth Mulcahy, one of Ireland's best known designer / weavers and tapestry artists. The shop is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year and, in summer, evenings and Sundays as well.

Lisbeth designs all the woven goods on sale in the shop, where she employs one or two other weavers to make all the wall hangings on display, while her scarves, throws, and table linen are made by a friend of hers, a commercial commission weaver. She, herself, makes the unique tapestries.
e-mail:
info@lisbethmulcahy.com
website: www.lisbethmulcahy.com




Tig Áine
An Ghráig
Ballyferriter Co. Kerry

Tel: 00353 (0)66 066 915 6214

Our products are all hand made from traditional materials by local artists using traditional methods. They make an ideal keepsake or a special present for friends, lovers and relatives.

e-mail:
info@tigaine.com
website: www.tigaine.com


ART GALLERIES
Gailearaithe Ealaine




Tig Áine

An Ghráig
Ballyferriter
Co. Kerry

Tel: 00353 (0)66 9156214

Exhibition of paintings by Áine Ó Dubhshláine
e-mail:
info@tigaine.com

website:
www.tigaine.com