For almost 300 years, a small villaged named Knockcroghery in Co. Roscommon lay at the centre of a thriving clay pipe industry. Clay pipes, or duídíns, were popular at wakes, where they were smoked, broken and laid on the grave of the departed.
Production ceased when the village was burned by the Black & Tans in 1921, but today, Ethel Kelly is reviving the craft at her Claypipe Visitor Centre. Traditional craftsmanship renders each pipe a unique, authentic Irish craft-piece, and an excellent gift to take home.
Design varies including; Celtic Swirl, Shamrock & Harp