Quality is Adrigole Arts’ trademark; it is widely recognised for selecting a diverse range of beautiful and unusual Irish craft and fine Irish art. This wonderful shop offers the best of Irish made crafts from just €5 and includes handmade jewellery in classic and innovative designs, finest Irish made woollens including throws, scarves and Donegal wool jumpers in beautiful colours and designs, hand thrown pottery from some of Ireland’s leading potters, wood turning in native Irish woods and sculptures in 5,000-year-old bog oak, beautiful hand blown Irish glass and traditional Irish pewter.
They also have a wonderful gallery space which exhibits work by Irish artists and specialises in landscape art.
Each year they run solo and group exhibitions. See the shop and gallery website – www.pure-ireland.ie
. Here you will also find the photographic work of Cécile Thévenet, who captures stunning images of the local landscape.
Adrigole Arts also has a terrace coffee shop with glorious views – one of the finest spots in West Cork to stop for a homemade cake and coffee or tea. This year they have introduced artisan cheese and cold meats platters; accompanied by a glass of wine or two, you won’t find a nicer spot to while away an afternoon. Open daily from 10am to 6pm throughout the season from April to October. Please phone ahead for winter opening hours 027 60234. Located on the R572 midway between Glengarriff and Castletownbere.
Also find Adrigole Arts on Facebook for details of occasional Gallery Concerts with musician Gerry Bruton, these nights are a real musical treat!