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Toy Soldier Factory

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1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
+353 26 40342
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Unexpected Surprise

We made this stop strictly by the roadside sign and what a great idea it was. We received a warm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mrs0321
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Excellent and fun

Excellent place to visit. We arrived quite late in the day yesterday but the lady could not have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
samanthacorrigan
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Dublin, Ireland
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Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe. Free admission to our visitor center and factory. "Make & Paint Workshops" try your hand at casting a figure and painting it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages. Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. the Worlds Largest Model Battle Scene which houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted figures, 8 x 4 meters in size, of the Battle at Waterloo completed by just one customer Andre Rudolf and it took him 8 years to finish, we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings Miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas Decoration and our infamous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, e.t.c. Coach tours are welcome if pre-booked. Open 7 days a week.
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1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
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+353 26 40342
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made this stop strictly by the roadside sign and what a great idea it was. We received a warm welcome and informative demonstration of how they cast pewter figurines. You can tour the facility and see the whole process from start to finish. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. We arrived quite late in the day yesterday but the lady could not have been more nice or helpful. She showed the kids a demonstration then they got to paint a fairy door and a bunny for our boy and fairy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someone had told us about this hidden gem, so we made sure to plan our drive so we'd pass through the tiny Macroom just so we could stop. (Very easy to do if you're heading between Cork and Killarney!) So worth it! The shop is...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We have passed the sign on the road many times when we traveled from Kerry to Cork, but we were usually on our way someplace else. This time we planned time to go and see what it was all about. It is located about 5...More

Thank Niamh K
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is a little hidden gem, a must for all adults and children visiting this area. It is one of the view places left that still produces metal pieces for dioramas etc. We took the option of hands on toy soldier making. The demonstrator made...More

Thank Ella P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Found this by luck. Look for roadside signs. Was well worth the stop. Introduced to the making and painting of these miniature pieces of art. Many in store pieces available for purchase and professionally adorned by skilled artists. Or, pick up a beginners kit to...More

Thank R H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting place, and if you've an interest in model soldiers I'd definitely recommend a visit. There was a young lady working there who demonstrated how they make the models, she was very helpful, also there is a diorama of the battle of Waterloo with 15,000...More

Thank Andi W
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

I love cast figures and grew up painting them and war gaming. So, this place is a wonderful discovery. I wish i had encountered it when i was 15. They have some great stuff. Especially Lord of the Rings genre and Napoleon Bonaparte Era figures...More

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Eileen O, General Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for making the detour to visit our factory and visitor center; we are very well signposted from the main Cork/Killarney road to ensure that we are easy to find. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our shop and display so much; as I...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is not your typical Ireland tourist spot but it was an interesting. If you are into toy soldiers you will like this place. It is not easy to find and depending on your route the roads can be very narrow. The staff was very...More

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Eileen O, General Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Delighted to hear you managed to find us despite the typical Irish roads that led you to us! As you say we do differ greatly from the standard tourist attractions which hopefully will make your visit all the more memorable. Our signposts are plentiful to...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My daughter had her 8th birthday party at the Toy Soldier Factory last Saturday and I can't recommend it highly enough. Mary was very helpful when she took our initial booking. On the day Eileen and Mari went out of their way to make the...More

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Michael O, General Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Delighted to hear that your daughter enjoyed her birthday party; that is what we promise here at the Toy Soldier Factory - a visit to remember - and so we all aim to make it that! I will pass your comments on to Eileen &...More

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WinterTraveler2014
10 September 2016|
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Response from jennawilliams1975 | Reviewed this property |
Got no ideal, but it was pretty out there so I'm not sure about public transport.
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sancleary
25 June 2016|
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Response from MichaelOBrien2014 | Property representative |
The workshops vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour but you can spend as much time in the factory visitor center or exhibit hall as you like (opening times allowing of course). It is advised to come at least 1 hour before closing... More
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