Knockcroghery was renowned for the almost 300 years for the production of clay pipes or dúidíns.

By the late 1800’s virtually the entire village was involved in the manufacture of the pipes which were distributed extensively throughout the country. Clay Pipes or duidins were smoked by both men and women and were predominantly the pipe of the common man.

Ethel Kelly has revived the tradition of Irish clay pipe making at the Claypipe Visitor Centre at Knockcroghery. A visit to the centre is a wonderful experience where you can learn about the history of clay pipes, watch and even participate in demonstrations of  clay pipes being made