Shopping & Gift Ideas
The streets of Dingle and the surrounding villages are filled with beautiful shops and workshops selling bespoke art and craft works which cannot be sourced elsewhere. From hand-crafted Dingle Crystal to stunning Celtic jewellery hand-crafted by Brian De Staic, John Weldon and Niamh Utsch to the designer leather goods of Holdens, to the unique designs of milliner Kathleen MacAuliffe, there is an immense array to choose from. Unique Shopping Opportunities
A number of art galleries inhabit the peninsula - too numerous to mention. Hand-made woollen goods and weaving by Lisbeth Mulcahy, hand-carved furniture made in the Traditional way and pottery goods offered by craft masters such as Louis Mulcahy offer choice, value and quality, make the perfect adirelandion to any home.
The streets are littered with gorgeous shops selling everything from the Traditional to the cosmopolitan. You will also find amazing produce all over the Dingle Peninsula such as home-made breads and home-cooking, artisan cheeses and seafood goods such as smoked salmon and pates, chocolate and ice-cream makers such as Murphy's Ice-Cream
So for a unique shopping experience head to the Dingle Peninsula
La Boheme Boutique
La Boheme Boutique is the ultimate discovery for fashion conscions women of all ages. Featuring leading European labels including Mais il est ou le Soleil, Fee G, Noa Noa, White Stuff, Mexx, French Connection, St. Martin, Fenn Wright Manson & lots more
Elaine Sheehy, La Boheme Boutique, Green Street, Tel. 066 9152444
Syra Larkin. Lives and works on the beautiful Maharees. If you would like to find out more about Syra and her work then make a visit to her studio. Syra welcomes visits by appointment.
Sinéad Lough's distinctive range of pottery is hand thrown in her workshop 4 miles west of Dingle. Using a range of bright Meirelanderranean colours, Sinéad handpaints each unique piece. The studio is open for most of the year and visitors are always welcome.
Kathleen McAuliffe Millinery
Simply the best place for contemporary Millinery and accessories. Kathleen designs and hand makes a wide range of hats, accessories and jewellery. To compliment her own range we also stock unique finds from smaller accessory brands. She also stocks Orla Kiely's wonderful range of bags and stunning hats from Philip Treacy
Louis Mulcahy Pottery
At his studio/workshop in Ballyferriter on the Dingle Peninsula, Louis Mulcahy designs and makes the very best Irish craft Pottery in exquisite fine porcelain and robust stoneware. Louis Mulcahy has been potting for nearly forty years.
Niamh Utsch, NU Goldsmith
The immaculate form and style of Niamh Ní Mhathúna Utsch's vibrant jewellery are admired both in Ireland and overseas. The daughter of legendary Silversmith, Padraig Ó Mathúna, has been creating her own designs under the label at her workshop and gallery in Dingle, Co. Kerry since 1996.
Based in his workshop and studio in the village of Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Zac Phelan designs, hand makes and hand decorates his range of individually crafted ceramics.The pottery is hand thrown and each piece is individually glazed and decorated using unique colours and designs.
Karen & Paul Playford Photography
Dingle Peninsula Photos - We are photographers who work exclusively from our website www.dromtrasna.com - We have many excellent pictures from Dingle, Slea Head and surrounding areas all avaiable to purchase from our website - Our reason for this - in this day and age of cheap flights and baggage restrictions we have found people prefer to order from our website, which means their prints are delivered directly to their doors when they return home - no baggage restrictions and much less chance of damage occuring or items going astray. Although we live outside the Dingle area we have a large gallery - which is constantly changing and being added to of some of the wonderful views and scenery that your will have seen on your trip - All our prints are capable of being enlarged and all are professional pictures printed to the highest quality - so have a look at www.dromtrasna.com you might just find that special print to remind you of the wonderful time you had in Dingle.
John Weldon - Jewellery
John Weldon is an Irish Goldsmith of distinction. His handcrafted Celtic jewellery reflects beautifully the quality and workmanship of the ancient artifacts which inspire him. John's unique designs are wrought in Gold and Silver featuring the finest Celtic Knotwork
Holdenleathergoods.com is the online retail store of Holden Leathergoods, an Irish based company located in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Conor Holden trained in the Traditional skills of leatherwork in London and returned to Ireland in 1989 to establish Holden Leathergoods on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry.
The Mountain Man Outdoors Shop
The Mountain Man Outdoors Shop is to be found in Strand Street, Dingle, in the very heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). This special corner of Ireland, a peninsula of hazy mountains and hidden lakes is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
Dingle Record Shop Mazzarella O'Flaherty - Irish Music
The Dingle Record Shop is located opposite Saint Mary's Church, Green Street, in Dingle Town Centre. Here, you will find, probably one of the smallest Music shops in the world inviting you to step in and have a look around. Music is in abundance, and Traditional Irish takes centre stage, with special promotion given to local musicians as many of their cd's do not have general distribution. We are proud to be an outlet for them. I am proud to be an outlet for them.
The outlet for the very best of contemporary and Traditional Irish art and design in the south-west of Ireland. Fashion, Knitwear, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery, Wood, Prints, etc. Established 1976 Since May 2000 the shop is open on two floors for an even more memorable shopping experience.
Irish Art Man Gallery
One of Ireland's newest art galleries based in the beautiful seaside town of Dingle, Co. Kerry. The Gallery is owned and managed by James Thompson, a native of Dingle and an avid collector of art through the years. The Irish Artman Gallery shows a wide selection of leading, contemporary Irish paintings and sculptures. You can view all our art online or please feel free to call into the gallery in Dingle.
An Gailearai Beag
An Gailearai Beag is a showcase for the West Kerry Craft Guild. We bring together Crafts people and Artists living on the Peninsula to present the best in local Art and Craft. Whether you are looking for a gift or something special for your home, the Gailearai Beag provides the inspiring ideas of unique local Art and Crafts Lathair taispeantais is ea An Gailearai Beag do Cheird Chumann Iarthar Chiarrai. Do thainig an grupa ealaiontoiri le cheile lena gcuid ealaiona agus ceardaiochta a spreagadh agus a chur ar diol go haitiuil.
Lisbeth Mulcahy Weavings
Lisbeth Mulcahy, who is originally from Denmark, has been living in Chorca Dhuibhne, The Dingle Peninsula, with her Irish husband Louis since 1975. This is also the year she started weaving under the tutelage of American weaver Joanne Hayes.
Irish Crafts & Gifts - Dingle Shop
Personal, Friendly Shopping Service.... Corporate Gift Service Available at the Dingle Shop. Authorized Stockist for Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Waterford, Galway & Heritage Crystal, LLadro, Irish Dresden, Hummel, John Rocha, Portmeirion Potteries, Newbridge Silverware. All year Christmas Shopping open.
Linda Ni hAinifein Irish Ceramics
A native of West Kerry, Linda Ni hAinifein is a Contemporary Ceramic Artist living and working in the Dingle Peninsula. She has been exhibiting since 1996 after graduating from Limerick School of Art & Design with a Degree in Ceramics.
Brian de Staic Jewellery
Brian de Staic Handcrafted Celtic Jewellery. The Dingle peninsula in County Kerry is a magical land on Europe's most westerly shore. It is here that Brian de Staic crafts his jewellery according to the age-old trairelandions of the Celt. Inspired by Ireland's ancient culture and language and by the wild, haunting beauty of her landscape, he lovingly fashions gold and silver items that carry a timeless appeal.
Seán Daly's career as a master craftman began in 1973 when he joined Waterford Crystal as an apprentice crystal designer. Five years later, he qualified as a craftsman. Seán continued in his quest for excellence and in 1983 he became a master craftsman.
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