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The Claypipe Visitor Centre

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Mr R.S & Mrs L.J Hall

What a wonderful experience for someone who occasionally smokes a pipe. I will be taking my clay... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Rrichtadvisor
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Not to be missed

If you have any interest in history this is a must. Clay pipes turn up in old buildings and digs... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Michael A
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 Sep 2018
“Mr R.S & Mrs L.J Hall”
10 May 2018
“Not to be missed”
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Discover the fascinating history of pipe making in Knockcroghery. Enjoy a free demonstration using traditional tools.Browse the interesting photographs and memorabilia. Beautiful local crafts.
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Main Street | Knockcroghery Village, Roscommon, Ireland
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+353 90 666 1923
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience for someone who occasionally smokes a pipe. I will be taking my clay pipe home dipping the end in Brandy and giving it a go. Great historic knowledge by the owner who was more than happy enough to pass it on....More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you have any interest in history this is a must. Clay pipes turn up in old buildings and digs all over the world. Anyone who knows about them can tell by shape etc age and where they came from. Ethel Kelly who owns the...More

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Ethel K, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit Michael!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

While visiting the Roscommon area, we were told a bit about the tradition of smoking clay pipes. Our heritage is Irish and I remembered by mother telling me my grandmother smoked a clay pipe, but I never knew the custom. We wanted to know more...More

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Ethel K, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Kate Delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Ethel

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Well worth a visit. Just a short drive from Roscommon or Athlone town. Find out how the clay pipes were and are made. Learn some of the history not only of the clay pipe but of the village of Knockcroghery as well. Find a "Bog...More

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ajo123, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit Mick! Ethel

Reviewed 25 March 2016

We came here to see how the clay pipes are made and had to report back to friends in London who asked us to specially visit and get them a particular pipe/

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ajo123, Owner at The Claypipe Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Friendly staff, very good location, fantastic selection of items with a good historical pedigree and all quite reasonable priced

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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We had visitors over from England and stopped off in Knockcroghery on the main road from Athlone to Roscommon. My father, who is in his 60's was particularly impressed. The welcome you get from the owner is second to none. The history of the claypipe...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 23 August 2015

set in a lovely village and had a nice lunch there also, it was easy to find and very interesting to go though! we found old pictures of the area in our travels!

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 28 July 2015

A small interesting and informative exhibition of the history of Knockcroghery pipe making. The highlight of the visit was seeing the proprietress make a clay pipe in the traditional way using the tools of the 1800's. She was friendly and welcoming and we came away...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great for wedding presents and/or an interest in local Irish History in Knockcroghery. Knockcroghery was renowned for making the claypipe.

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