Between the town of Dingle and Ballyferriter, County Kerry is Faoilean Pottery. Here you can choose any one of the hand thrown pots and give it your own personal touch. It’s fun. It’s your design, created by you in the heart of the Gaeltacht. You don’t have to be an artist as all the help you need is provided. Paints, sponges, stencils and ideas are plentiful so you don’t need to bring anything – just enthusiasm and a willingness to create something different.
You may decorate small tea sets, sugar bowls, plates or mugs. You can paint your own design, or decorate the piece with a personal message. It will then be fired in the kiln and can be collected later. Whatever the finished product looks like, it’s guaranteed to be a treasured possession for parents or grandparents.
This is a day out for young and old, ideal for kids’ Birthday parties and hen parties or simply an alternative activity for a wet day.
All of Faoilean’s own range of functional stoneware pottery is on display.
The setting of Painting Pottery at Faoilean Pottery is beautiful. Ballyferriter is nestled in a stunning green valley between the majestic hill of Croaghmarhin to the south and a ridge of jagged peaks to the north, Sybil Head and the Three Sisters. To the east, Smerwick Harbour caresses a two-mile long stretch of white sandy beach called Béal Bán. To the west, the mighty Atlantic is faced off by high rocky cliffs, punctuated with tiny coves and beaches, just right for the days when the sun is shining.
From Dingle (An Daingean): Take the road to Ballyferriter until you come to the sign for Faoilean Pottery about 2.5 miles outside of village on the straight road.