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Belleek Pottery Ltd.
Belleek Pottery Ltd. Review
The name Belleek is synonymous with much of Ireland's delicate ivory porcelain figurines and woven china baskets (sometimes painted with shamrocks). Belleek Pottery Ltd. is the best known of the producers, in operation since 1857. The main factories are in Northern Ireland (which is why their prices are quoted in pounds sterling, not euros) just down the road from Ballyshannon. Watch the introductory film, take the 30-minute tour, stop by for refreshment in the tearoom, or just head to the on-site shop. The factory-museum-store is near the border with Northern Ireland. Company products can also be found in the shops of Donegal and Sligo.
- Address: 6 km (4 mi) east of Ballyshannon, 3 Main St., Belleek | Map It
- Phone: 028/6865–9300 in Northern Ireland
- Cost: £4
- Hours: Jan.–Feb., 9-5.30 weekdays, closed weekends; Mar-June, Mon.-Sat., 9-5.30, Sun 2-5.30; July-Sept, 9-6 weekdays, Sat.,10-6, Sun.,12-5.30; Oct.-Dec., 9-5.30 weekdays, Sat., 10-5.30, Sun., 12-5.
- Website: www.belleek.ie
- Location: Ballyshannon
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