Cultúr - Arts/Crafts/Museums

Carol Cronin graduated from the Cork College of Art and Design in 1989 with a Diploma in Fine Art. Since then, her work has been exhibited throughout Europe including The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Fairfields Hall, London and the AK47 Gallery, Dusseldorf. She was an invited artist at the ‘Arte Utile’ festival in Sicily. She received the Princes’ Trust Travel Award in 1994. Her work has been commissioned by, amongst others, the University College Cork and the National Archives of the Netherlands.

Having lived in the Netherlands for the past 10 years, Carol returned to Ireland in June 2002. She moved to Dunchaoin in October 2002 having spent the summer months living and working on The Great Blasket Island.



Exhibitions 2005:
Sunday, 1st of May 2005 at 3:00pm at St James Church, Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Dingle Seaside Garden Centre and Landscaping
Specialists in Seaside Plants
Lanscaping and Garden Design Service
Garden Furniture and Sheds
Expert Advice Available Trees/Shrubs/Herbs/Hedging

Tel: 066 9152488

Dún Chaoin Pottery Café
Ionad Ceardaíochta Dhún Chaoin
Dunquin, Dingle Tel: 066-9156194.
website :

Sue Redican - Blasket Island Weaver
website :
Weaving is a way of life for Sue Redican, who lives for six months of the year on the Blasket Island off the coast of Kerry. In April of each year Sue takes the ferry from Dun Chaoin to the Blasket Island and leaves reluctantly in October.
Sue's craft shop is both colourful and traditional. All the rugs, hats, shawls, wall-hangings etc., are individually crafted by Sue. Using 100% wool from the local black-faced sheep and imported Jacobs sheep, Sue weaves a magic spell in each and every article. All of the colours are natural plant dyes created by Sue from the local plants and lichens. This method of dying the wool gives unique colours to all of the items - colours generally not found in commercial dyes.

If you like to contact Sue please call :
Blasket Island Boatmen, 066 915 64 22
e-mail :

Should you not travel to the Blasket Island my work is available in the craft guild shop,
An Gailearai Beag, Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

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Tig Slea Head

Caife-Museum-Craft Shop

Couminoole, Ventry, Dingle

Tel: 00 353 669154945

Museum Memorabila to the making of Ryan's Daughter.  Local crafts exclusive to Tig Slea Head.  Aran handknits/Jewellery/Books by Authors from the Blasket Island/Large selection of Irish Linen/Unique Watercolours of local scenery by local artists./  Homebaking and Cooking

Louis Mulcahy Pottery Workshop & Free Visitor Centre
Tel: 066-9156229.
Fax 066-9156366.
website :

Louis Mulcahy's Pottery
Louis Mulcahy has dedicated an area at his pottery workshop and showrooms to those visitors who wish to experience the craft for themselves.
The visitor room offers hands on experience of the pottery making, with a professional potter in attendance, together with explanations of the forming techniques and the glazing and firing processes.
Three throwing wheels are provided for visitors and the professional will help them to make a pot. Visitors can take their pot away after it has dried and protective clothing is provided.
This educational experience should be a further reason to stop at Louis Mulcahy's pottery, which is located at the perfect half way point, where the Slea Head road turns back inland to Dingle, after the route along the cliff tops.

Visitor Experience Room Open
10.00am to 5.00pm Mon - Fri

Pottery Shop Open
9.00am - 6.00pm Every Day.
9.00am - 8.00pm (July & August)

Try your skills,

On the potter's wheel

Tigh Áine
Micheál & Áine O' Dúbhsláine
Graig, Ballyferriter Tel: 066-915 62 14.

Weaving Workshop & Gallery, Café
Handwoven Scarves, Shawls
Floor coverings, Sweaters, Hats and more....!

Museum Chorca Dhuibhne - Ballyferriter

Welcome to Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, where archaeology and history are brought to life.
The museum is in the old schoolhouse in Ballyferriter (built in 1875 - a monument in itself!), 8 miles west of the fishing port of Dingle, at the west of the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, which is in the beautiful south-west of Ireland.
The museum also houses a café (home baking!), and a book shop.

Open 7 days a week, 10:00am-6:00pm, April to September.

Open by request during winter months.
Contact: Máire Uí Shithigh at
Tel: 066-915 61 00, Fax: 066-915 63 48.



The Blasket Centre - Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhoir
The Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, at the western end of the Dingle Peninsula, celebrates the Irish language and the distinctive character of the people who once lived on the Blasket Islands. A main focus of the Centre is the unique literary achievements of this isolated community off the Kerry coast which was evacuated in 1953.The exhibits include sections on weather and seasons, the place of loneliness, the sea, biographies, writers, and Islanders. It boasts state-of-the-art multi-media which will even teach you cúpla foca gaeilge (a few words of Irish)! Artwork is incorporated into the exhibits, including Cathy Carmen's "Women at the Well", Michael Quane's external stone sculpture of "The Islandman", and Róisín de Buitléar's glasswork wall, "The Journey", the largest secular glass work in Ireland.

The Blasket Centre facilities include a video presentation, exhibition, research room, car/coach parking, restaurant, conference facilities, and bookshop.

Telephone No:
Fax No:
Dún Chaoin, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí
+353 66 9156444/9156371
+353 66 9156446
Tip of Dingle Peninsula, 16km from Dingle (R559).
Opening Arrangements:
Date Day Time
Easter-June Daily 10:00-18:00
July-August Daily 10:00-19:00
September-October Daily 10:00-18:00
Last Admission 45 mins. before closing
(Open for bookings during the winter).
Average Length of Visit: 1 1/2 hours.
Guided Tours:
Available on request.
Max. No: 30-40
Duration: 45 mins.