Aido’s Annascaul Cafe and Pottery opened its doors in May 2021 as a family cafe business. Prior to that, the family pottery business was produced in the same building.
Annascaul Cafe and Pottery
The building that you see in picture to the right is synonymous with pottery creation. In the 70’s Niall and Monica Phelan moved to Annascaul from the hustle of London Life. Together they created a very successful pottery business.
Founder of Annascaul Pottery
Generations in The Making
In 2021 Aoife and Aidan reopend the business as a place to meet and have a coffee or have a lunch after a long walk on the Dingle Way. Annascaul is a local walking region and the Cafe is a great place to meet and to relax after a few hours out in the open
It's All About The Family
Monica was very artistic and she used her abilities to rediscover her love of pottery. Niall Phelan, Monica’s husband was the sales person where he opened a sales outlet in Dick Mack’s yard in Dingle. He sold to tourists and locals alike for over 40 years.
When their children were older they too started to produce their own pottery under the Annascaul Pottery umbrella. Aoife and Zack both made beautiful ceramic pieces of work that were sold in Dingle and in Annascaul. In 2016 Annascaul pottery shut its doors. The market had changed.
Homemade pottery seemed to have lost its lustre and was not able to achieve the sales of earlier periods. Fashion had switched to more affordable delf However that was a temporary shutdown.
It seems that with Covid and its lockdown buying habits have changed once again. There is a deep appreciation for items that are not mass-produced. As a result, Aoife Gillespie ( Ni Phelan ) has changed the focus of the business. The building you now see is producing pottery once again. We are delighted that Annascaul Pottery is now back in the game again offering a very worth while experience.
annascaul cafe and pottery
Incredible food IN ANNASCAUL starts here
Aido’s offers great food in Annascaul to walkers, surfers and tourists. Inch is a summer and beach destination. Drop in when you are in the area again
soups and toasties
Need a quick soup and toasties. All soups are homemade. The toasties are made with grilled cheese and are ideal comfort food. These cost €8