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As you arrive into Bantry, the brightly coloured buildings of The Craft Shop have been a familiar icon in West Cork for 50 years.

The Craft Shop is one of the jewels of West Cork, and of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s a true tabernacle of good things, judiciously chosen, artfully arranged, and nothing less than the most discriminating showcase of the finest arts and crafts of the entire West Cork region.’

John & Sally McKenna, Ireland The Best

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Our Hand-crafted Products are Unique

The hand-crafted Irish products we sell are all originals. Every product shown here is handmade and is therefore unique. The item you order online will be similar to the product in the photo but not identical. Every item is uniquely made by the craftworker so you can be assured that no-one else has an exact copy of your special piece.

This exclusive quality of craftwork is our hallmark and is what makes our shop different.

 Our shop has been here in Bantry for 50 years!

Our shop has been here in Bantry for 50 years!

I opened The Craft Shop in 1974 and, 50 years later, it continues to showcase the work of many of the original craftspeople with whom the Craft Shop has been associated. Colleen, my daughter, now works alongside me in the shop, discovering new artisans, and bringing her own style to the shop.

We love welcoming people into our shop in Bantry, browsing, perusing, taking pleasure in the delight that these beautiful things bring to our lives. And if you can’t make it to Bantry, we hope that our site gives you a true sense of the work we sell, and we look forward to posting the crafts you choose, wherever in the world you may be.

Christine Nicholas

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Curated Selection of Unique Handmade Irish Crafts

Curated Selection of Unique Handmade Irish Crafts

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I often get asked about featuring crafts from our social media on our website. Each item is briefly described, but the real essence lies in the visuals. Occasionally, I'll share videos on social media for a better feel. Once these one-off pieces are sold, they're gone for good. While similar items may be created, no two pieces are identical. I'll feature these pieces on our website for around 48 hours to make them accessible. Follow us on social media for updates and snag these unique finds while you can.

  • Colleen O'Kane