Its still early in the season so I decided to take advantage of the bright sunny morning and head to Inch beach for a walk. Beata kindly offered to cook breakfast and look after our 8 guests. The road behind our house leads up the ‘Maum’ (meaning mountain pass) as its known locally and down the winding roads to Inch. I love walking this way because my own grandfather was born in a small cottage on the top of the hill, and often think this is what he would have spent his youth doing. The walk takes about 45 – 50 minutes from Annascaul Village to Greenes Cafe Bistro at the Old Strand Hotel at Inch.
Annascaul Pottery was founded in the middle of the 1970’s by Monica and Niall Phelan.
Monica set up her workshop in the garage at the old rectory in Annascaul that Niall restored from near ruin over the years. Monica’s work was always brush decorated and highly individual.
As the business grew the workshop eventually moved to a premises in the heart of Annascaul village in the mid 1980’s; Niall opened the Dingle shop about this time.
As the years passed the next generation worked in the business and eventually Monica moved on to a career in Art and Zac took over.
Today he continues the spirit of what started over a quarter of a century ago,