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Visit Ireland and Europe’s only Toy Soldier Factory. The family owned business was established in 1976 and is situated in the small village of Kilnamartyra, County Cork.

The Toy Soldier Factory offer free admission and is one of the only places in the world to see tin soldiers being cast the same way that they have been since the 17th Century. It is a working factory where you can watch real workers and real processes. They have casting demonstrations of figures for visitors and you can watch as the painters paint the figures.

Due to COVID-19 and government guidelines customers are not allowed to cast their own figure due to close contact.

The factory now offers “We Make and You Paint It “workshops. Choose a character or mould and the staff will cast the figure right before your eyes. These workshops are can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Visitors may find themselves unleashing creativity they may not have realised they had.

Workshops available: Fairies, ballerina, toy soldiers, monsters, elves, bunnies and seasonal ornaments.

Their gift shop is filled with hand-painted soldiers and themed chess sets as well as fantasy creatures and even jolly little leprechauns. All figurines are hand-painted at the factory.

The Toy Soldier Factory opening hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00. On weekends and Bank Holidays it is 10:00 to 16:00. The factory closes on Saint Patrick’s Day and approximately 10 days over the Christmas and New Year period.

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