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Roundstone Music & Crafts

Monastery Rd | IDA Park, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35808
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Unwelcoming!

There were signs everywhere telling you not to take photos, not to use the tin whistles, although... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca V
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My bodhran is still a fond memory!

We visited the Roundstone Music and Crafts centre after ten years to a place that I didn't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzanne W
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Roundstone Music & Craft - within the walls of an old Franciscan Monastery ( 1845) in the quaint fishing village of Roundstone.Connemara Here you can see Ireland's oldest craft - Bodhran making. The Bodhran or Irish Drum is probably Ireland's oldest musical instrument - The Pulse of Irish Music - and this ancient craft is carried on at Roundstone Music. Regular Talks and demonstrations are given about this famous instrument. Pls book IN advance E 7.50 Per PERSON .. "TALK" by Malachy Kearns e mail bookings please .. PREFERABLY min 8 people (or E 60.00 TOTAL Charge for small group) ., Open 7 days 11.00 am to 6 pm ... OPEN 6 Days in winter ( closed sun ) open 10.15am July/ Aug
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  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Monastery Rd | IDA Park, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were signs everywhere telling you not to take photos, not to use the tin whistles, although there was a child clearly enjoying the tin whistles! In the cafe area you are asked to go outside if you want to use your phone! It was...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Roundstone Music and Crafts centre after ten years to a place that I didn't recognise. We thought we could see a demonstration and have a coffee too. We were met at the door by a strong musty, damp smell as though there...More

Thank Suzanne W
Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are confused ,,, we are The Same business and Bodhran today as we were 10 years ago ,, it's an authentic Craft we love and never wish to change ,, we employ less staff due to recession and reduced Wholesaling ( 97% of Bodhrans...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were making an unexpected visit to beautiful Roundstone and stumbled into Malachy's shop. I had no intention of doing so but ended up buying a bodhran. Thought it would simply make a good conversation piece but now I am really trying to play the...More

1  Thank rottentalkie
Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ah Thank You for kind words. I notice comments in our Visitor Book over last 6 months are superb so it seems our renewed efforts are working. It's uplifting to hear from You. Thank You. Malachy & Gifty Kearns

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you are into music and want to own a bodhran that's the place to go. Malachy Kearns, one of few professional bodhran makers, is producing a wide variety of sizes and designs. Besides that you can enjoy a coffee inside the shop or sit...More

Thank Martin R
Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nice review. Appreciated. We do our best each day. Craft work is more testing nowadays as world changes do quickly. Thank You. Malachy

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I bought one of Malachy Kearns' Bodhrans in 1987 and I can say it has stood the test of the time very well. In all those years it has travelled with me twice around the world from warm climates with high humidity as Tahiti to...More

2  Thank Hochgraef
Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Axel. Ah great to hear your comments. It lifts us up. Glad Your Bodhran is in great shape after 30 years of use and world travel. I appreciate hearing this. Beir Bua. ' Malachy Bodhran'.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited here many times over the years. Come and see Bohdruns made as well as other instruments. Have a go at playing something new! Cafe attached. I must say though, we called by expecting it to be closed, being March. No one was...More

Thank eunice h
celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hello and Thank You for kind words. We are 40 years here doing our best. 97% of Bodhrans are now made in Pakistan , India and China. The market and prices are v stressed for us for 20 years actually. We have scaled back to...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice place to stop when touring rural county galway. You get to see the many unique irish musical instruments and the craftsmanship that goes into making them

1  Thank Eugene J
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the shop after followings signs for the monastery. There was no monastery, just the remnants of a tower but headed into the shop anyway. The shop was large and had plenty of gifts / clothes / musical instruments and would provide plenty of browsing...More

Thank LeeE4
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is where the heartbeat of Irish music comes from. The Bodhran provides the beat and some of the finest in the land are made here in Roundstone. They have an amazing selection to suit any ablility from decorative wall hanging, beginner, intermediate or professional...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I really don't know what the people complaining about this lovely shop are going on about. I guess it proves the old adage that you get out of an experience what you put on as we have always found Malachy and the other craftspeople to...More

Thank Ian B
malachyIreland, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Thank You for Your kind honest review. I notice Aug seems to peak with miserable like reviews. ,, eg ' looks like 1980's shop'. We are a craft workshop and our craft please God will never change ,, it's not meant to. Anyway it's bewildering...More

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celt57
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we are open 6 days a week 11 am to 6pm 7 days a week from Easter week til Nov welcome malachy and gifty in connemara.
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