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Roundstone Music & Crafts

Closed Now: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Nice place to visit...

Specifically did a divert to roundhouse to come see this local bodhran drum maker...….Malachy was... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Launa S
It's a great place for bodhrain making!

This place is linked to a gift shop. No problem when it comes to the music and crafts section as... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Roundstone Music & Craft - within the walls of an old Franciscan Monastery ( 1845) in the quaint fishing village of Roundstone.Connemara Here you can see Ireland's oldest craft - Bodhran making. The Bodhran or Irish Drum is probably Ireland's oldest...more
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I.D.A. Craft Centre Monastery Road | IDA Park, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this shop whilst on a local jaunt to the local pubs and cafes. It did not disappoint! The owner was friendly and jovial, making us feel very welcome. The shop is an Aladdin’s cave of instruments, toy sheep and clothes galore. Well worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We headed here as my son's a keen drummer and we were curious to see and hopefully try a bodhran. The centre is genuinely interesting if you take the time to look around and watch the video. It's really a testament to Malachy's life's work...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Specifically did a divert to roundhouse to come see this local bodhran drum maker...….Malachy was very friendly and welcoming, he was up for a chat, very helpful, the shop went on forever with loads of items something for everyone. Probably too many items to keep...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Launa S
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I think this place is well worth a visit for the Bodhran musicians. I don't think it is for non musicians.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Objectivum
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This place is linked to a gift shop. No problem when it comes to the music and crafts section as it's brilliant to see them bodhrain in making. The gift section is somehow being neglected though, unlike when I used to visit it few years...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MelKCMel
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the shop in late May. It is a very good sized ship with a great selection of all sizes of bodhran. The staff was extremely helpful and even gave my wife a quick lesson! Most pubs you walk into will...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Oh Thank You for kind words. Much appreciated. Gifty , my wife is quite ill this week , so it’s lovely to hear your comments. Ta. ‘ Malachy bodhran’

Reviewed 10 February 2018

Visited the Roundstone Music store in early July 2017. We were delighted to find Malachy in and he personally helped us select a Bohdran which I treasure and have on the wall in my music studio here at home. He was fun and interesting to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Tradmal, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hello Rosemary. Oh Thank You for such strong recommendation. We enjoy engaging with fine people. It helps us along each day. Glad you enjoyed your Bodhran n Gift purchases. Best to You. Malachy n Gifty Kearns. Open 7 days A week 10.30am to 7.30pm. Welcome....More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited this establishment for several years and frankly the last couple of years have been a big disappointment. The place is grubby and smells dirty . The ladies running the store are unpleasant and unhelpful. The toilets were a disgrace . We will...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AnneA336
celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Ann. Oh ! Our Visitor Book daily comments are especially nice. So I am confused. Our Toilets are spotless and newly refurbished ladt year ,, new tiles , counter tops etc. we are at The edge of Atlantic Icean so a Seaside Smell endures...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was a tardis... much bigger on the inside than it appeared outside. Quite a variety of stuff on offer too. Managed to find some older Wild Goose studio pieces so delighted. Bodhran making area very interesting too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Treasa-from-Thornton
celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Great to hear you liked your visit so much. Appreciated. Malachy k

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

There were signs everywhere telling you not to take photos, not to use the tin whistles, although there was a child clearly enjoying the tin whistles! In the cafe area you are asked to go outside if you want to use your phone! It was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rebecca V
celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

European and Irish Health Guidelines demand hygiene around Wind and Mouth Musical Instruments. ,, hence our Sign explaining this. We give Talks in our Craft - Bodhran Making ,, hence Notice re mobile phone use inside ,, We are by the ocean edge ,, a...More

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we are open 6 days a week 11 am to 6pm 7 days a week from Easter week til Nov welcome malachy and gifty in connemara.
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