Ballyhoura Crafts Centre
- Adare Gallery Craft Shop!
- Black Abbey Crafts, Adare!
- Orchard Pottery, Castleconnell!
- Pauline’s Gifts & Crafts!
- Irish Hand Craft!
- Limerick Craft and Design!
- Ballyhoura Ceramics
- Design & Craft Adare Co Limerick
- Made in Limerick
The gallery quickly became a welcome addition to the busy Adare community as many established artists seized the opportunity to display their work in our informal, relaxed and picturesque setting. Visitors to the gallery quickly acknowledged the difference in approach and the variety on display.
From the outset, the gallery sold and promoted the work of many well-known Irish artists. These included such names as Jane Hilliard, The Barrett Sisters, Syra Larkin, Sheila Richardson, Vivienne St. Clair, Kelly Hood and more recently Gavin Hogg, Robert Ryan.
The Gallery also welcomed ceramicists of distinction, namely Liz Burgess, Alec Good, Hedi ONeill, Amanda Murphy and Colleen Bowler, wood-turners Liam Flynn and Gerry Fenniman.
It is hoped that this range of top Irish artists will increase as Draocht Gallery goes online and our reputation grows. The aim of this site will be to showcase the best of contemporary Irish art available in the gallery and an opportunity to view work from the artists portfolios never seen heretofore.
In this regard it is hoped that having original paintings, a range of affordable limited edition prints and the eclectic mix of gifts and furnishings will help the gallery go from strength to strength in the coming years.
Phone: (061) 396 021
Black Abbey Crafts stock a wide range of quality Irish linens, ceramics, jewelry, crafts and souvenirs in the village of Adare.
This is not mass production pottery; each piece is lovingly crafted by hand. Using a combination of wheel-thrown, hand-building and modelling techniques, Richard works alone to produce an ever-changing variety of ideas, shapes and patterns that could only be Irish.
One-off items predominate with just a few semi-standard items. All decoration is individually designed and carried out completely by hand, with no transfers or stencils used. A pencil sketch on the unfired glaze captures the shape of each item, with colours, line drawing and detail added slowly to build into vibrant Celtic patterns owing not a little to the legendary Book of Kells.
Pauline’s Gift’s & Craft’s stock Crystal, Glassware, Homeware including cutlery, Jewellery and handbags,
scented candles and photo frames, also Lamps, Mirrors, Pictures and Prints,
and small occasional furniture.
The brands we stock include: Newbridge, Galway Crystal, Tipperary Crystal, Belleek,
Newgrange, Yankee Candle, Genesis, Eanair, Azara.
Irish Handcrafts is the oldest retail business on Patrick Street, in the centre of Limerick City in Ireland. A family run store founded in 1969.
They specialize in a unique range of Irish Knitwear, Fashions, Tweeds and Linens. Their Aran Fisherman style sweaters, cardigans and coats are all crafted in 100% pure wool and feature traditional patterns passed down from generation to generation in Irish families.
Their range of Handknitted Aran Sweaters and Cardigans are of superb quality, expertly hand made for in Co. Donegal. High end authentic traditional handcrafted garments which are becoming increasingly difficult to source. Heirlooms to be treasured in your wardrobe for years to come! The Blankets & Throws, Caps and Scarves in our collection are all made locally and come in a variety of 100% pure wool yarns, sizes and at prices to suit all pockets. The Irish and International Fashion brands available from our Dress Shop include Donegal Design, John Hanly, Gelco, Lebek, Blue Willi’s and many more. Customers can buy direct from the online shop with the convenience of secure internet shopping and inexpensive mailing charges.
Limerick Craft and Design is a Limerick craft pop-up shop that stocks 100% locally made craft.
Wide range of quality made crafts stocked:
- Stained glass
- Silver jewellery
- Upcycled furniture
- Felted items
….and much more!
Eithne Hehir of Ballyhoura Ceramics creates functional and aesthetic porcelain vessels. All the pieces are lovingly hand made in Limerick by using the traditional handcrafted method of throwing on the wheel creating a unique piece of porcelain. The rhythm of the wheel is replicated in each piece as they begin to echo the movement of the river and its calming effect. Their colours of turquoise, yellow, grey and deep blue/green,mirror its mood and motion. The glazes are made in the studio with the inside of each piece glazed, while the outside of the surface is unglazed.
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