THE RENOWNED OLDEST WORKING POTTERY IN IRELAND
Belleek Pottery is one of the most enduring success stories in craftsmanship, celebrating its 157th year. It is world-renowned for being the oldest working pottery in Ireland. One of Northern Ireland's top visitor attractions, Belleek Pottery was awarded a Four Star Visitor Attraction grading by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Visitors can take a personally guided tour of the factory and see how the techniques developed by the very first Belleek craftsmen 157 years ago are still followed today. Lasting around 30 minutes, the tour takes you through every stage of the Belleek productions process and gives you the opportunity to meet the craftspeople, many of whom are the third or fourth generation of their family to work at the Pottery. An audio visual presentation will inform you of the rich history of the pottery from its beginnings right the way through to present day whilst the Belleek Museum offers a display of pottery through the ages.
You can enjoy a little retail therapy in the Belleek Pottery showroom where you will have the opportunity to purchase from the exclusive range. Complete your visit by taking a little time out at restaurant to enjoy some well-deserved refreshments from the savoury and sweet menu.
From Dublin: Take the N3 North West heading for Cavan. At a major roundabout before Cavan follow signs for Derrylin and Enniskillen. Continue this route to the outskirts of Enniskillen turning right at another roundabout for Enniskillen. Drive into the town perimeter and then turn left at the bridge on to the A46 for Belleek.
From Belfast: Take the M1 to Dungannon. Continue on the A4 to the Ballygawley roundabout. Follow the A4 until you reach Enniskillen. In Enniskillen follow the signs for Belleek (A46).