Visit Mullingar Pewter in County Westmeath, where they craft the finest pewter gifts using traditional methods, and experience the pewter gallery, gift store and wonderful café. The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by Paddy Collins in Mullingar in 1974.
Stroll around the pewter factory on a self-guided workshop tour, experiencing up close the art of pewter production. If visiting, contact Mullingar Pewter in advance to ensure that access to the facility for the tour is available. Visit the workshop to watch as skilled craftsmen pour the pewter, mould the designs and turn the cups and plates using the skills of older times. See the old casting methods, meticulous assembly and delicate hand finishing.
The gift shop has a visitor information centre and carries an extensive range of Mullingar Pewter products and gifts including, chess, draughts and checkers sets, pocket watches, drinkware, cutlery, compasses, jewellery boxes and picture frames.
- Visit Ireland's only pewter production business.
- Browse a range of intricately designed, handcrafted, pewter homewares and gifts.
- Enjoy a delicious array of salads, sandwiches and cakes in The Pewter Café.
- Take a self-guided tour and visit the workshop to see skilled craftsmen pour the pewter and mould the designs.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll or cycle along the Royal Canal Greenway. Look out for wildlife and local architectural heritage.