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Carlingford Design House


Newry Street Carlingford Louth

Situated in the picturesque medieval village of Carlingford, the Carlingford Design House is a unique venue showcasing the best of Irish craft and design from throughout Ireland.  It is home to a retail gallery hosting the work from 45 designer makers from around Ireland in a wide range of disciplines such as ceramics, textiles, wood, glass, candles etc.

Established by Garrett Mallon, an award winning Irish jeweller, visitors are able to view Garrett creating his work at his jeweller’s bench.  Garrett also runs a small jewellery school offering short courses and weekend workshops teaching jewellery making skills, and Make Your Own Wedding Ring workshops for couples who will spend a day with him designing and making their own wedding bands.

Create @Carlingford Design House is a purpose built classroom overlooking the King John’s Castle and Carlingford Harbour. During the year there are craft and art classes run for adults and children in areas such as ceramics, needlefelt, silk painting, corsage making, drawing, digital photography and much more. In addition to courses there are summer schools and events during mid term, and they also cater for bespoke groups.

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